[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

Please #ShowUpForShabbat on October 25/26

8 September 2019 Liberal Judaism is urging its members to #ShowUpForShabbat on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October… and bring friends of all faiths and none with you. The initiative started last year after the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when 11 congregants were murdered at … 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

Join our Lily’s Legacy tour of The Wiener Library

14 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s latest ground-breaking heritage project is offering a free private tour of The Wiener Library. Anyone interested in being part of the volunteer team for Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History & Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain can take part in the tour, although places are … 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

More than 150 attend ‘best ever’ Pride Shabbat at FPS

Pride Shabbat at Finchley Progressive Synagogue FPS

10 July 2019 A Pride Shabbat service at Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) honoured the trailblazers of LGBTQI+ rights in the Jewish community and around the world. More than 150 people attended the service, which was themed l’dor v’dor (from generation to generation) and led by Rabbi Rebecca Birk, Cantor Tamara Wolfson, Student … 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

York Liberals proud to take part in Pride

York Liberal Jewish Community

17 June 2019 A dozen York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) members joined thousands of others in braving the rain to march in this year’s York Pride parade. The group proudly carried the community’s banner, made especially for the occasion, in the colourful annual celebration of North Yorkshire’s LGBTQI+ community. They … Read More