Volunteering award for Rainbow Pilgrims team

Rainbow Pilgrims JVN Award win

7 January 2020 The Rainbow Pilgrims team were named as Liberal Judaism’s Volunteer Team of the Year at the JVN Celebration of Volunteering Awards event. They were also selected from 42 potential nominees as one of three finalists for JVN’s overall Outstanding Volunteer Team of the Year Award, with a film shown … Read More

Northwood rabbi wins top international award

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein with her WRJ Award

23 December 2019 Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, was honoured at the first ever Women of Reform Judaism (WJR) Women’s Empowerment Awards Dinner. The event took place during the Biennial of the Union for Reform Judaism – Liberal Judaism’s American sister movement – and recognised the … Read More

Elstree member named Most Inspirational Young Person

5 November 2019 Daniel Bernard, a member of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE), won the Most Inspirational Young Person Award at the Inspire the House Awards at The Houses of Parliament. Following his success at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi earlier this year – where he represented Team GB … Read More

Liberal rabbi named as one of London’s most influential figures

7 October 2019 Rabbi Alex Wright, the senior rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), has been hailed by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in London. Alex appeared in the Faith section of the newspaper’s Progress 1000 countdown, which serves to spotlight and celebrate those … Read More

Nominate young Liberal leaders for JN poll

25 September 2019 The Jewish News is asking for nominations as it seeks to identify the top young leaders in Anglo-Jewry. The newspaper is compiling ‘40 under 40’, ‘25 under 25’ and ‘18 under 18’ lists to showcase the many young Jews doing amazing work up and down the country. … Read More

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