Elstree member wins gold with Team GB at Special Olympics

Daniel Bernard scores a three pointer at the Special Olympics

21 March 2019 Daniel Bernard, an active member of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE), was part of the Team GB men’s basketball side that won the gold medal at this month’s Special Olympics World Games. Twenty-five-year old Daniel (pictured scoring a three pointer during the Games) who has learning difficulties … Read More

Send us your Purim party pictures

20 March 2019 It’s that time of year again – when our synagogue and community halls will be full of fancy dress, hamantaschen, fun and games – and we want YOUR Purim pictures to put in LJ Today and on our social media channels. So whether it’s a special spiel … Read More

A weekend of moving inductions for Cantor Tamara Wolfson

19 March 2019 Cantor Tamara Wolfson was formally inducted to her two communities, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) and Kehillah North London, in a weekend of special events. A Friday evening induction service took place at NPLS and was led by Rabbis Andrew Goldstein, Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein … Read More

Dublin win 2019 LJ Inter-Community Cyber Quiz

12 March 2019 Dublin Progressive Jewish Synagogue emerged victorious at the 2019 Liberal Judaism Inter-Community Cyber Quiz. Organised by South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC), six other Liberal congregations – from Brighton, Leicester, Gloucester, Kent, York and Dublin – participated. All entrants answered the same questions at the same time in … Read More

Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian parents speak at SLLS

Bassam and Robi of the Bereaved Families Forum

11 March 2019 By Rabbi Nathan Godleman South London Liberal Synagogue South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) in Streatham welcomed Bassam and Robi (pictured) from the Bereaved Families Forum, along with organiser, Sana, on Saturday 9 March. Of the forty or more people present after the service, who can forget their … Read More

Go ‘Behind the Mask’ this Purim at the LJS

7 March 2019 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood will host a very special and different event this Purim. Entitled ‘Behind The Mask’, and open to all members of Liberal Judaism, it will be an evening of storytelling inspired by the Book of Esther and around the … Read More

Rabbi Bernard Hooker’s life celebrated by community he inspired

4 March 2019 Rabbi David Hulbert, together with his wife Fiona, travelled west to visit the Herefordshire Jewish Community (HJC) and lead a special service on the 20th yahrzeit of Rabbi Bernard Hooker. Rabbi Hooker was an inspiration to the Herefordshire community in its early days so it was very … Read More

Day of Celebration keynote speakers announced

26 February 2019 Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE will present the keynote session at this year’s Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. Our flagship event of 2019 takes place on Sunday 23 June at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS). The theme is ‘If I am only for myself…’, and … Read More

Double ninetieth birthday celebrated at Wessex

Nat and Joan Roseman of Wessex Liberal

26 February 2019 Wessex Liberal Jewish Community has celebrated the 90th birthdays of two of its founder members. Nat Roseman reached the milestone in November and then his wife, Joan, this month. The couple marked their joint celebration with a 180th party for their far-flung family. Michael Hart, a recently … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker

18 February 2019 Francesca Kurlansky has been appointed as Liberal Judaism’s Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker, where she will help provide community building, learning and programming for young adults. Francesca, a member of South London Liberal Synagogue, joins the Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s student provision, which also includes Maya Skaarbrevik and … Read More