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

‘A strong democracy is key to realising the Zionist ideal’

31 May 2019 The Executive Board of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism‘s sister movement in Israel – has resolved to join public protests against legislative measures that would harm the strength and independence of Israel’s legal and justice system stating … Read More

Liberal Judaism projects inspire at Stonewall conference

Shaan Knan at Stonewall conference

20 May 2019 Liberal Judaism’s heritage project manager Shaan Knan was a keynote speaker at this year’s Stonewall Workplace Conference. Shaan (pictured far left) was part of the event’s closing session debating issues around LGBT and faith. The panel also featured representatives from various religions including Reverend Jide Macaulay, an … Read More

Lily’s Legacy: Read Fran’s story and then give us yours

Francesca Kurlansky

9 May 2019 With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, our latest project Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History and Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain will research, document, map and showcase more than 115 years of history. What makes this project so special is that it will focus on … Read More

Promoting environmental responsibility in our communities

9 May 2019 Liberal Judaism invites all its constituent congregations to join it in backing Eco Synagogue, a cross-communal initiative that aims to help Jewish communities of all denominations to nurture environmentally responsible practices. Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, said: “Climate change is without doubt the … Read More

[Blog] Rabbi Danny Rich on Disability Awareness Shabbat

Rabbi Danny Rich speaking

8 May 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich “You shall not place a stumbling block before the blind”, which appears in this week’s Parsha Kedoshim, appears so obvious that it hardly seems worth a mention in Torah. In a similar way the demand to implement practical means to prevent the exclusion … Read More