Liberal Judaism Officer nominated as Citizen of the Year

Owen Power

Owen Power, a member of Liberal Judaism’s Board of National Officers, has been nominated for Salford’s Citizen of the Year Award. The honour seeks to recognise a truly inspirational Salford hero who has made an outstanding contribution to the area. Owen – who hold Liberal Judaism’s inclusion portfolio and is … Read More

Read the January/February 2021 edition of LJ Today

LJ Today January February Edition

The latest edition of LJ Today – Liberal Judaism’s bi-monthly magazine – is out now and available to read, download and print online. This jam-packed edition features all the latest news, views and pictures from Liberal Judaism and our communities, including: Details of Liberal Judaism’s new Chief Executive Officer, Chief … Read More

Nottingham member Professor Dan Clark receives OBE

Professor Dan Clark

Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) member Professor Dan Clark has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to clinical engineering, particularly during Covid-19. Dan, who is head of clinical engineering at Nottingham University Hospitals, is a former treasurer of NLS where he, wife Gill and daughters … Read More

Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi celebrates second batmitzvah

Margaret Jacobi second batmitzvah

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) held a special service to mark 50 years since the batmitzvah of Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi. Margaret read her original Torah portion again, as well as the sermon that her rabbinic mentor Rabbi John Rayner had given on that occasion. The service was a double special … Read More

The Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture (Jan 24)

All members and friends of Liberal Judaism are invited to attend the inaugural Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture on Sunday 24 January 2021, from 2.30pm. The online lecture will be delivered by Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi on the topic Religion & Justice: From Leviticus to Lily. Margaret, the daughter … Read More

Alexandra is our new director of community partnerships

Alexandra Simonon

Liberal Judaism has appointed Alexandra Simonon as our movement’s first ever director of community partnerships. Alexandra, who is a member of Liberal Judaism’s senior management team, will be working with all Liberal communities to develop strategies that meet their needs, while fitting in to our movement’s overall operating plan. Alexandra … Read More

BBC star to host Liberal Judaism Chanukah Party

Chanukah Party Graphic

Liberal Judaism’s Last Night Chanukah Party is almost upon us – and we are pleased to announce that BBC Three Counties Radio star Toby Friedner will be the host. Toby, a member of our very own South Bucks Jewish Community, will be joined at the event by Liberal Judaism rabbis, … Read More

Talk (26 Nov): Surviving the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Join us at 7pm on Thursday 26 November for a fascinating talk – Surviving the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Professor Narine Ghazaryan’s Story in Conversation with Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich, chaired by Dr Michael Harris – broadcast live on Liberal Judaism’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels. This is one of many regions of the world with very … Read More

Join Joyce’s quiz to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Joyce Rothschild

By Joe Seager Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member Joyce Rothschild has paved the way for another of her trail-blazing drives to give Macmillan Cancer Support a massive financial boost. So light up your time in lockdown by taking part in the legendary quiz Joyce launched 24 years ago to show … Read More

Finchley son and mum barmitzvah covered by the JC

Rabbi Rebecca Birk and Rafael at FPS

It might not have been what Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) member Rafael expected for his big day. But with his mum and FPS minister, Rabbi Rebecca Birk, beside him, Rafael became barmitzvah in front of 14 close friends and family in the synagogue building – and hundreds more tuned in … Read More