New ELELS members welcomed at special Essex Shabbat

East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue new members Shabbat

9 February 2020 More than 85 members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) came together for a special Shabbat service to welcome the community’s newest faces. Rabbi Richard Jacobi led a guitar-based family service to greet all the new arrivals, who also brought along family and friends. Each … Read More

Valentine’s special at Liberal Jewish Synagogue Film Club

An Israeli Love Story

6 February 2020 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) Film Club returns next week with a special screening to mark Valentine’s Day. The club will show An Israeli Love Story, directed by Dan Wolman, on Wednesday 12 February from 7pm. The film – which is in Hebrew with English subtitles – … Read More

Help us showcase those advancing LGBTQI+ equality

LGBT History Month

3 February 2020 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) during LGBT History Month to showcase all those who are advancing LGBTQI+ equality in our communities. The JLC are looking to profile and celebrate people who have done their bit to make our congregations more welcoming … Read More

Mosaic granted permission for new Stanmore home

Mosaic Liberal Community's new Stanmore Hill home

2 February 2020 Harrow Council have approved plans for Mosaic Jewish Community’s new home on Stanmore Hill – creating a truly open and pluralistic community in which all Jews of different non-orthodox denominations, and those of no specific denomination, can find their home. It will bring the three strands of tradition … Read More

Exhibition to honour Slovak who saved 1,300 Jews opens in UK

27 January 2020 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue was the venue for the British launch of the Slovakian Embassy’s exhibition ‘Aron Grünhut – Rescuer of the Jews and Human Rights Defender’. Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, the Ambassador of Slovakia Lubomir Rehak, together with the Deputy Ambassador of Israel Sharon Bar-Li, … Read More

Leicester flame chosen to be part of HMD Commemorative Ceremony

27 January 2020 A flame created by Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC) to honour Greek Jewish victims of the Shoah was one of those chosen to be part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s 75 Memorial Flames project. The Trust – which organises Holocaust Memorial Day – invited faith organisations, … Read More

More children than ever attend Kingston HMD workshops

27 January 2020 More than 1,400 schoolchildren from Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey have been attending workshops commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day throughout this month. The annual project, now in its 14th year, is run jointly by Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue (KSDS – part of the United Synagogue) and Kingston Liberal Synagogue … Read More

[Sermon] Mental Health Awarness Shabbat 2020

Rabbi Monqiue Mayer 31 January 2020 Three final, devastating plagues laid waste to the land of Egypt: locusts, darkness, and the slaying of the firstborn. The eighth plague of locusts stripped the land of all remaining crops, eating up all the grasses and fruit while the tenth plague stripped the … Read More

Local night shelter leader speaks at Kingston Liberal

Sophie Mayor with Rebecca Singerman-Knight and Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

20 January 2020 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) welcomed Sophie Mayor from The Haven – the area’s winter night shelter for the homeless – for a special service and talk. Sophie is the night shelter coordinator for the charity Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, which runs The Haven during the winter … Read More

Learn to speak Hebrew at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue

Hebrew Ulpan course at ELELS

16 February 2020 Thinking of your resolutions for 2020? How about learning to speak Hebrew? This is the opportunity being offered by East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue. In a first for the region, the community – based in South Woodford – will be opening an Ulpan class running for … Read More