‘Leave a Light On’ to commemorate Kristallnacht

6 November 2019 Liberal Judaism is joining with all sections of Anglo-Jewry to support the Association of Jewish Refugees’ (AJR) ‘Leave a Light On’ initiative. In order to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we are asking you to keep one light on in your homes and community buildings on the … Read More

Elstree member named Most Inspirational Young Person

5 November 2019 Daniel Bernard, a member of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE), won the Most Inspirational Young Person Award at the Inspire the House Awards at The Houses of Parliament. Following his success at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi earlier this year – where he represented Team GB … Read More

Protesting against Chinese persecution of Muslims

4 November 2019 Two Liberal Jewish families used their half term holidays to join the weekly demonstration outside the Chinese Cultural Embassy to draw attention to the three million Uyghur and other minority Muslims incarcerated by the Chinese in concentration camps. Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue’s Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and … Read More

Join Liberal Judaism’s lay leadership course

30 October 2019 Applications are now open for the next cohort of Liberal Judaism’s acclaimed Ba’alei Tefillah lay leadership programme. The 15 month-long course is led by inspiring rabbis and lay leaders and covers everything you’ll need to know in order to take services in your community. Ba’alei Tefillah includes … Read More

Norwich celebrates 30th birthday with multicultural Sukkot

29 October 2019 Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) celebrated its 30th birthday with a multicultural Sukkot service complete with a special birthday cake made by one of its members. Those in attendance included Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, Bishop of Norwich Graham Usher, Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian … Read More

Make a change with our FREE community organising training

23 October 2019 Liberal Judaism is offering members a FREE one-day community organising training course, thanks to funding from the NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism. This is a course for people who want their synagogues or communities to be even more vibrant and powerful. It is for those people who … Read More

Northwood hosts pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees

17 October 2019 Volunteers at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) organised a pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees. The guests, who are supported by the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership, enjoyed their first experience of a synagogue and spending time with Jewish people. The refugee children were … Read More

Manchester Liberals to put on klezmer show on 1 December

15 October 2019 Manchester Liberal Jewish Community are teaming up with their neighbouring Unitarian Chapel and the University of Manchester School of Music to present a night of klezmer. Klezmorim of Manchester will be performing their Vessels of Song show at the Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, at 7pm on … Read More

Liberal rabbi named as one of London’s most influential figures

7 October 2019 Rabbi Alex Wright, the senior rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), has been hailed by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in London. Alex appeared in the Faith section of the newspaper’s Progress 1000 countdown, which serves to spotlight and celebrate those … Read More

Birmingham Progressive members on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 programme on refugees

27 September 2019 Members of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, including Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, appeared on a BBC Radio 4 programme titled ‘The Syrians and the Kindertransport’ in which new and old refugees in the city met and compared experiences. Margaret was interviewed during the show about her campaigning work with … Read More