[Blog] Uniting Brighton & Hove in social action

Michael Austin It is not often today that something can unite different synagogues, churches and all the political parties; but that is what is happening now in Brighton and Hove, thanks to Citizens Brighton and Hove. Five years ago Brighton Council closed the toilet facility at Hove Cemetery North which … Read More

NPLS featured in report on faith groups tackling loneliness

10 September 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue has featured in a new report from FaithAction on the ways in which faith groups are working to tackle loneliness and isolation. The report describes how NPLS “is a community finding innovative ways to address loneliness throughout its membership”. It notes that … Read More

A commemoration for International Overdose Awareness Day

Peter Phillips 25 August 2019 Saturday 30 August is commemorated as International Overdose Awareness Day – a time when those of us who have lost family and friends to drug overdoses remember our loved ones and seek positive change in the way that the larger society responds to them. For … Read More

Save the date: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

20 August 2019 Jami’s Mental Health Awareness Shabbat will take place on Friday 31 January / Saturday 1 February 2020. It aims to raise the profile of mental health in the Jewish community and to give a focal point for mental health and wellbeing activities. It provides an opportunity to … Read More

Liberal rabbis lobby Government on refugees and LGBTQI+ inclusion

Liberal Judaism Logo

12 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis have called on the UK Government to take action on offering sanctuary to more refugees and the promotion of LGBTQI+ inclusion. An open letter on refugees, organised by Safe Passage and covered in The Guardian, was signed by 100 faith leaders including Liberal Judaism’s … Read More

SBJC Strollers raise thousands for Cancer Research UK

South Bucks Strollers

4 August 2019 Almost £5,000 has been raised for Cancer Research UK by members of South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC), who took part in Relay for Life at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. In the run up to the event the SBJC Strollers, led by their captain and Liberal Judaism officer … Read More

Brighton Progressives triumph in #JewsForLoos campaign

30 July 2019 Members of Liberal Judaism’s Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and neighbouring Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue are celebrating victory in their #JewsForLoos campaign. Following pressure from a combined group, including the two synagogues and other local faith communities, Brighton & Hove City Council have reopened the disused … Read More

Join our Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course

22 July 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Jami to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course for all those who want to help the young people in their care navigate a world where an increasing number are being affected by mental health problems. Our Education Hub … Read More

Day of Celebration tackles vital questions on care

Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE at the LJ Day Of Celebration 2019

24 June 2019 More than 180 Progressive Jews came together to discuss care, community and social justice at the Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. The movement’s flagship event of 2019 had the theme of ‘If I am only for myself’ and focused on how to meet the desire and need … Read More

Syrian refugees enjoy Shabbat at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

Refugees at Kingston Liberal Synagogue service

18 June 2019 Syrian refugees spoke about their experiences of settling in England at a special Shabbat service at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS). Journalist and Arabic teacher Hasnaa Omar left Syria in 2013 and arrived in London in 2016. She was subsequently able to bring her husband, an IT manager, … Read More