Advisory Board Chair wins the 2024 Seelisberg Prize

Dr Ed Kessler MBE, Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing the unification of Reform and Liberal Judaism, has been awarded the 2024 Seelisberg Prize. Granted annually by the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), and the Centre for Intercultural Theology and Religions at the University of Salzburg, it honours … Read More

Young Norwich member wins political journalism award

Rosie Anfilogoff of Norwich Liberal Jewish Community has won a prestigious journalism award for her article on the exclusion of disabled people from higher education. Rosie was named as the winner of The Guardian Foundation’s Hugo Young Award (19-25 age category), which was created to recognise young talent in political … Read More

Maidenhead and Birmingham win at Mitzvah Day Awards

Progressive Judaism Award winners and nominees

Two Progressive communities won prestigious Mitzvah Day Awards for their interfaith social action on the day… and all year round. Maidenhead Synagogue picked up the Outstanding British Mitzvah Day prize with Birmingham Progressive Synagogue walking away with Outstanding Interfaith Partnership. Other communities receiving nominations included North West Surrey Synagogue, Menorah … Read More

Mitzvah Day Award wins for Liberal volunteers

Owen Power with his Mitzvah Day Award

Owen Power, the Deputy for York Liberal Jewish Community and a member of the Liberal Judaism Board of National Officers was a winner of the Mitzvah Day Individual Award (pictured). Owen was honoured alongside six others for their personal contributions to the day of social action. He was part of … Read More

Kingston member wins competition to mark HMD

Bronia Snow By Ali Simmons

A member of Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) is one of the winners of a national competition marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. Ali Simmons, 25, entered the competition with her portrait of fellow KLS member and survivor Bronia Snow. Bronia came to the UK on the Kindertransport from Prague aged 11 … Read More

Finchley Progressive’s Dr Robert Bud receives MBE

Dr Robert Bud

Dr Robert Bud, a member of Finchley Progressive Synagogue, received an MBE for Services to the Science Museum and Northern Industrial Heritage in the recent New Year’s Honours list. Robert is Emeritus Keeper at the Science Museum, London, where he was a senior curator for 40 years. He said: “I … Read More

Liberal Jews celebrated in Jewish News 120 Over 80 (part 3)

Lady Ruth Morris of Kenwood

The Jewish News has completed its 120 Over 80 list – celebrating the achievements of those who have influenced and inspired the Jewish community for many years – with more Liberal Jews featured. In the paper’s final part, which included those with first names beginning R-Z, the following members of … Read More

Liberal Jews celebrated in Jewish News 120 Over 80 (part 2)

Jeromé and Louise Freedman

More Liberal Jews have been included in the 120 over 80 list compiled by The Jewish News to celebrate those who have inspired for decades. The countdown, in partnership with Jewish Care, pays tribute to the Jewish community’s “oldest and wisest” and includes rabbis, volunteers, political figures, celebrities and Holocaust … Read More

Liberal Judaism Officer nominated as Citizen of the Year

Owen Power

Owen Power, a member of Liberal Judaism’s Board of National Officers, has been nominated for Salford’s Citizen of the Year Award. The honour seeks to recognise a truly inspirational Salford hero who has made an outstanding contribution to the area. Owen – who holds Liberal Judaism’s inclusion portfolio and is … Read More

Liberal Jews celebrated in Jewish News 120 Over 80 (part 1)

Cynthia and Neil Drapkin

Many members of Liberal Judaism are in this week’s Jewish News – as part of the paper’s 120 Over 80 list. Over the next four weeks the newspaper, in partnership with Jewish Care, is celebrating 120 individuals aged 80 and over who have influenced and shaped Anglo-Jewry over many decades. … Read More