Download or order pre-recorded High Holy Days services

Liberal Judaism High Holy Days CD

15 September 2020 Liberal Judaism is delighted to be able to provide pre-recorded Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services led by our movement’s rabbis. The services are part of Liberal Judaism’s aim to be as accessible as possible and will provide an alternative for those who are unable to access … Read More

Rabbi Neil Janes joins South Bucks Jewish Community

Rabbi Neil Janes

10 September 2020 Rabbi Neil Janes is the new rabbi of South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC). Neil will take over at SBJC in November, joining the synagogue from his current roles with the Lyons Learning Project and West London Synagogue. It is a return to Liberal Judaism for Neil, who … Read More

The (socially distanced) swim must go on…

Hana Greenfield Memorial in the UK

10 September 2020 By Jane Drapkin One of the Covid casualties from my calendar this summer was a trip to the Czech Republic to take part in the third annual Hana Greenfield Memorial Swim. This swim was not only taking place in a beautiful stretch of the river Labe (Elbe), … Read More

LJS offers continuing professional development for teachers

Dr Dov Softi

9 September 2020 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) has announced details of its upcoming classes for religion school and cheder teachers, led by Dr Dov Softi and a series of professional speakers. The classes aim to increase teachers’ confidence for teaching in a religion school setting. Participants will learn about … Read More

High Holy Days 2020 – service information and resources

31 August 2020 In the unusual circumstances of 2020, Liberal Judaism and its communities are committed to providing a meaningful High Holy Days season. This page will be updated with the latest service links, prayer books/sheets and other resources you will need for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the Tishrei … Read More

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

Read our High Holy Days special edition of LJ Today

LJ Today - Sep Oct 2020 edition

22 June 2020 The latest issue of Liberal Judaism’s bi-monthly magazine LJ Today is a special edition dedicated to the upcoming High Holy Days. Inside you will find wonderful and eclectic commentary from Liberal Judaism’s rabbis and leaders – including Rabbis Charley Baginsky, Aaron Goldstein, Danny Rich and Alexandra Wright … Read More

NPLS inspires Czech town to buy former rabbinic home

Kolin Rabbis House

19 August 2020 The town of Kolín, in the Czech Republic, has bought the house the rabbi of the once thriving Jewish community there used to live in – after being inspired by the work of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) in keeping the memory of its Jews alive. … Read More

Liberal Judaism works with BBC on Black Jews feature

BBC documentary on Black Jews

19 August 2020 Liberal Judaism is proud to have worked with the BBC on a feature about the experience of Black Jews and Jews of Colour in the Jewish community. The item, which ran on BBC One and the BBC News channel this morning, saw Kehillah North London member Michael … Read More

Join the LJS online on Thursdays for Singing for The Mind

Singing for the Mind Zoom

15 July 2020 Members and friends of Liberal Judaism are invited to join Singing for the Mind – a weekly group at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) for people with memory loss. In normal times the hour-long Thursday afternoon sessions are held in the synagogue’s Montefiore Hall where participants meet … Read More