Nottingham member elected as Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Mike Billig

30 August 2020 Professor Mike Billig, a member of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS), has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy. The British Academy consists of world-leading scholars and researchers in the humanities and social science. Only one or two people are elected each year in each section, via … Read More

Nominate now for the Jewish News’ 80 over Eighty

1 June 2020 The Jewish News will be celebrating the achievements of older members of the community with their first ever 80 Over Eighty list, in partnership with Jewish Care. Liberal Judaism’s interim director, Rabbi Charley Baginsky, will be on the judging panel alongside representatives from all sections of the Anglo-Jewish … Read More

Crouch End father and daughter win EcoSynagogue Award

20 February 2020 Crouch End Chavurah’s Leah Bindman Cohen and her father Dave Cohen were honoured at the EcoSynagogue Awards 2020. The pair won a joint prize at the ceremony, held in conjunction with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, for their contributions in helping the Chavurah become greener. … Read More

Help us showcase those advancing LGBTQI+ equality

LGBT History Month

3 February 2020 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) during LGBT History Month to showcase all those who are advancing LGBTQI+ equality in our communities. The JLC are looking to profile and celebrate people who have done their bit to make our congregations more welcoming … Read More

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