Awards for ELELS cheder children on last day of term

ELELS Jack Petchey Award Winners

22 July 2019 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) concluded its cheder year with a special family Shabbat service spanning the generations and including guests from as far afield as the USA. Rabbi Richard Jacobi led the fun-filled service, in which the children read the prayers – some of … Read More

Edinburgh member awarded OBE for services to classical philosophy

Sarah Broadie OBE

16 June 2019 Sukkat Shalom: Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community member Professor Sarah Broadie has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to classical philosophy. Sarah is professor of moral philosophy at St Andrews University. Regarded as the world’s foremost authority on Aristotle, her 50 year … Read More

Four Liberal Jews awarded British Empire Medals

11 June 2019 Four members of Liberal Judaism have been awarded British Empire Medals on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. Bob and Ann Kirk of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), Mosaic Liberal Synagogue member George Vulkan, and Walter Kammerling from Wessex Liberal Jewish Communtiy were recognised for their contribution … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons win Humanitarian Award

Leslie and Dee Bergman

June 4 2019 Liberal Judaism Patrons Leslie and Dee Bergman have received the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) International Humanitarian Award. They were honoured, along with Leslie’s brother Stanley and his wife Marion, at a gala dinner in New York attended by guests from all over the world. The … Read More

Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration programme

30 April 2019 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the full programme for this year’s Day of Celebration, which takes place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Sunday 23 June. You can read the programme by clicking here. Our flagship event of 2019, the Day of Celebration will focus … Read More

Interfaith award for Peterborough’s Di Nicholas

8 April 2019 Di Nicholas of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community received a Civic Award from Peterborough City Council for her contribution to developing interfaith relations in the city. Di – who was presented with the award by the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough – has had a huge impact locally … Read More

Northwood’s Memory Matters wins major care award

5 February 2019 Memory Matters – the club run by Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) for people suffering from memory loss and associated difficulties – has won a major award from Jewish Care. NPLS was named the ‘Outside Organisation That Makes a Significant Contribution to Jewish Care’ at the … Read More

Rabbi Janet Darley leads blessing at PinkNews Awards

19 October 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley was one of four clergy to lead an interfaith blessing at this year’s PinkNews Awards. Janet was joined on stage by Bishop of Buckingham Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Manchester David Walker and Imam Mohamed Patel. She said: “It was a privilege … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich presents Community Sponsorship Award

10 October 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the presenters at the UK’s first Community Sponsorship Awards. The ceremony was created by Citizens UK to recognise the quiet British heroes who have responded to the refugee crisis by welcoming Syrian families into their communities. Awards … Read More

Chair’s Awards winners are shining lights of Liberal Judaism

13 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Chair’s Awards. Handed out every two years, at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend, they honour members who have gone above and beyond while serving the movement at a national and/or local level. Winners were nominated by … Read More