Brighton welcome Strictly star for cross-communal event

19 September 2019 Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue were delighted to welcome Rob Rinder – star of Strictly Come Dancing and Judge Rinder – to speak at a cross-communal gathering at the synagogue on Sunday. Rob spoke about what his Jewish inheritance from his family means to him and why … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes new WUPJ president

18 September 2019 Liberal Judaism has welcomed Rabbi David Saperstein as the new president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). David is the long-time director of the American Reform Movement’s acclaimed Religious Action Center (RAC) and served as US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration. … Read More

[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

NPLS featured in report on faith groups tackling loneliness

10 September 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue has featured in a new report from FaithAction on the ways in which faith groups are working to tackle loneliness and isolation. The report describes how NPLS “is a community finding innovative ways to address loneliness throughout its membership”. It notes that … 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

Teacher training: Preparing for the High Holies

28 August 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Reform Judaism for a special teacher training course as we head into the High Holy Days period. Titled ‘Preparing for the High Holies’, the training comprises of three sessions and is open to assistants, teachers, heads and anyone who works in … Read More

A commemoration for International Overdose Awareness Day

Peter Phillips 25 August 2019 Saturday 30 August is commemorated as International Overdose Awareness Day – a time when those of us who have lost family and friends to drug overdoses remember our loved ones and seek positive change in the way that the larger society responds to them. For … 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

NPLS to host ‘Being Jewish Today’ book launch

16 August 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue will host a fascinating discussion on what it means to be Jewish in modern society, featuring some the country’s most senior rabbis. The event is to launch the new book by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, entitled Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues. … Read More