A new Progressive collaboration launched in North Herts

More than 50 Progressive Jews living in North Hertfordshire came together to celebrate Chanukah at an intergenerational party full of food, song, craft and the lighting of multiple chanukiot  The event marked the launch of a new entity – North Herts Progressive Jewish Community.   This collaboration, supported by Stevenage … Read More

Progressive Jewish Education Conference

Calling headteachers, school administrators, Rabbis, and all other academic leaders – this is for you!  You are invited to take part in a groundbreaking conference to help shape the future of Jewish education in the UK. It will be an opportunity to network with like minded teaching professionals not only to … Read More

Resources, prayers and ideas to inspire your Chanukah

Rabbi Miriam Berger (Finchley Reform Synagogue) and Rabbi Neil Janes (South Bucks Jewish Community) have put together an inspiring and thought-provoking pack of resources, prayers and ideas for Chanukah. As well as liturgy for before and after lighting the candles and a reflection on the message of the festival, it … Read More

Rabbi Neil Janes leads peace vigil in Aylesbury

On 26 October 2023 in the Bucks Council Chamber in Aylesbury, Rabbi Neil Janes of South Bucks Jewish Community led a call for peace and against hate in the county, alongside other faith leaders, and introduced by The Countess Howe, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant in Buckinghamshire. The faith leaders affirmed it … Read More

SBJC brings Chanukah to National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor

SBJC Waddesdon Chanukah event

The members of South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) were joined by Lord Rothschild as they celebrated Chanukah in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor – a Rothschild home bequeathed to the National Trust. This celebration of a Jewish festival was a likely first for the National Trust and a unique occasion … Read More

South Bucks tea and Tashlich featured on the BBC

South Bucks Rosh Hashanah

South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) came back together on Rosh Hashanah for tea and Tashlich. The community visited the College Lake Nature Reserve, with the ceremony covered by BBC Three Counties Radio. You can listen to the broadcast by clicking here. Rabbi Neil Janes told the BBC: “This was a … Read More

South Bucks back together to assist Waddesdon exhibition

South Bucks outside Waddesdon

An invitation from Waddesdon, the Rothschild House & Gardens in Buckinghamshire, gave South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) the opportunity to come together in person for the first time in more than a year. SBJC responded to a request to help create a new online exhibition, which will display objects and … Read More

Rabbi Neil Janes joins South Bucks Jewish Community

Rabbi Neil Janes

10 September 2020 Rabbi Neil Janes is the new rabbi of South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC). Neil will take over at SBJC in November, joining the synagogue from his current roles with the Lyons Learning Project and West London Synagogue. It is a return to Liberal Judaism for Neil, who … Read More

Get learning for the Jewish New Year

30 August 2018 The Lyons Learning Project has announced its range of exciting Melton learning courses for the rest of 2018. Melton is one of the most important pluralist adult Jewish offerings in the world and is now offered in the heart of London at Lyons, in partnership with Liberal … Read More

Shabbat Resouled celebrates 10th anniversary

3 May 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) celebrated 10 years of Shabbat Resouled, with music, song and a chavurah supper. More than 200 people attended a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, a true mark of the success of the first dedicated ‘prayer band’ in the UK Jewish community. Shabbat Resouled was … Read More