An uplifting day of music south of the river

14 November 2018 Jewish communities from across London gathered at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) for a day of singing and cake eating. Led by Rebekka Wedell, director of music for KLS, the day saw members of South London, Wimbledon, North West Surrey and other synagogues join together to learn music … Read More

Liberal Jews help Mitzvah Day get underway

13 November 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism communities have entertained the elderly, cooked for the homeless and educated the next generation as Britain’s biggest faith based day of social action has got underway. Mitzvah Day itself is on Sunday November 18 but many projects take place in the week prior. … Read More

Join our next teacher training day

8 November 2018 The next joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism teacher training day will take place on Sunday 6 January at Alyth Synagogue in Golders Green. The event gives teachers and assistants in Progressive cheders/religion schools the chance to invest in their own Jewish learning and teaching skills, while … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports a real Living Wage

5 November 2018 Liberal Judaism’s leadership and rabbis have reinforced our movement’s call for a real Living Wage, as part of Living Wage Week which begins today. Our movement and synagogues are Living Wage employers for both employees and contractors and will be implementing today’s increase to £9 an hour … Read More

Special reception will display YOUR youth movement stories

1 November 2018 Liberal Judaism will be hosting a special reception before this year’s Fundraising Dinner, displaying the photos and stories of people who have graduated from our youth movement. And whether you knew it as LJY-Netzer, ULPSNYC-Netzer or FLPJYG – we want your stories to be a part of … Read More

Lehrhaus on the Road: Next stop South London

31 October 2018 South London Liberal Synagogue will be the next to host Leo Baeck College’s Lehrhaus on the Road series – as Europe’s preeminent institution of Progressive Jewish learning brings its acclaimed adult education programme into synagogues. Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet will be running a four week course entitled … Read More

Ba’alei Tefillah group enjoy learning weekend

24 October 2018 Twelve participants from nine Liberal communities gathered in Birmingham for three days of intensive learning as part of Liberal Judaism’s celebrated Ba’alei Tefillah course. The two year-long programme, currently in its fifth cohort, trains lay leaders to conduct prayer services in their communities. Those taking part learn … Read More

Walk 10,000 steps to honour the 10,000 Kindertransport children

23 October 2018 A special walk will take place on Sunday 2 December to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. Those taking part will walk 10,000 steps (approximately five miles) from The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood to Liverpool Street station. The distance was selected in … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich presents Community Sponsorship Award

10 October 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was one of the presenters at the UK’s first Community Sponsorship Awards. The ceremony was created by Citizens UK to recognise the quiet British heroes who have responded to the refugee crisis by welcoming Syrian families into their communities. Awards … Read More

‘I can’t believe the coincidence’

Alison Turner, Liberal Judaism Archivist 8 October 2018 This is a remarkable story from the archives of war-time memoirs returned to the family that wrote them. Vanessa Wolfman of Rye, East Sussex, phoned me offering books and papers from her late father, Mr J Wolfman of Liverpool. I was glad … Read More