Liberal rabbis attend European Shabbaton and Kallah

Progressive Rabbis at the ERA Kallah in Rome

27 May 2019 A number of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism rabbis from the UK attended the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Shabbaton and European Rabbinic Assembly (ERA) Kallah in Rome. The ERA is chaired by Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel, who represented Liberal Judaism along with Rabbis Dr Andrew … Read More

A year of anniversaries in South London

South London Liberal Synagogue anniversary service

23 May 2019 By Rabbi Nathan Godleman On Shabbat, South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) celebrated 80 years since its consecration service at Prentis Road. The sermon was given by Liberal Judaism president, Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein, who commented on the special place SLLS occupies in the movement. With four Liberal … Read More

Teenagers lead Kabbalat Torah Shabbat at Northwood

Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue Kabbalat Torah Shabbat service

21 May 2019 Eleven young people celebrated the conclusion of their formal cheder learning by leading a special Kabbalat Torah Shabbat at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). Kabbalat Torah is a lifecycle event unique to Liberal Judaism, taking place in a young person’s fifteenth or sixteenth year when it … Read More

[Blog] New Ways to Remember the Shoah

Having read of a survey that shows an increasing number of people in this country either know nothing about the Shoah or doubt it even happened we know why ever more effort needs to be made to keep alive the memory of this tragedy and the lessons it might teach … Read More

[Report] Liberal Judaism Shabbat is a huge success

24 January 2019 Liberal Judaism communities across the UK celebrated Liberal Judaism Shabbat, as rabbis swapped pulpits for the weekend. Timed to coincide with the yahrzeit of Lily Montagu, one of our movement’s founders, many of the country’s most senior rabbis took part. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, … Read More

An evening celebrating Liberal Judaism’s youth movement

Rabbi Danny Rich speaking

28 November 2018 More than 140 people attended the first Liberal Judaism fundraising dinner for a generation as our movement seeks to build for the future. Guests were able to enjoy the splendour of Goldsmiths’ Hall and a fascinating insight into leadership from guest speaker Julia Middleton, CEO and Founder … Read More

Seven new shofar blowers at Northwood & Pinner

20 September 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) recruited seven young shofar blowers this Rosh Hashanah. The youngsters – who were all trained by regular shofar blower Carole Kettle – showed off their skills at a special afternoon tea held at the synagogue. Northwood’s Rabbi Aaron Goldstein said: “As … Read More