‘Historic day’ as ELELS fully includes non-Jewish members

East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue

The members of East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) have voted overwhelmingly to offer full membership to any non-Jewish person who commits to the principles and values of the community. Both ELELS as a synagogue, and Progressive Judaism as a whole, have long welcomed mixed faith couples and families, … Read More

Why Progressive Judaism exists by Rabbi Richard Jacobi

This sermon was given by Rabbi Richard Jacobi at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5784: When we welcomed in the new year and announced its number, 5784, I’m pretty sure that no-one here thought that we were stating that the world is celebrating its … Read More

Liberal Judaism Annual Memorial Services 2023

Edgwarebury Cemetery

Liberal Judaism’s 2023 Annual Memorial Services will take place on the following dates: Sunday 3 September at 11am: Western Cemetery Cheshunt Sunday 10 September at midday: JJBS Cemetery Cheshunt Sunday 10 September at 1.30pm: Edgwarebury Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Aaron Goldstein Sunday 10 September at 3.15pm: Golders Green Crematorium, officiated … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi Memorial Lecture – Restoring Kindness

Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture

The fourth Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture will take place on Sunday 26 March 2023 from 2.30-4.00pm at Southgate Progressive Synagogue (SPS). Members and friends of Liberal Judaism can attend for free in person or via Zoom. To book, please email office@sps.uk.com. This year’s lecture will be given by … Read More

Liberal Judaism Annual Memorial Services 2022

Liberal Judaism’s 2022 Annual Memorial services will take place this Sunday (18 September). They will be held at the following times: 10am at Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, led by Rabbi Rachel Benjamin 11am at Edgwarebury Cemetery, led by Rabbi Aaron Goldstein 11am at The Liberal Jewish Cemetery, Pound Lane, … Read More