Liberal Judaism volunteering journeys

1 June 2017 Updated 6 June 2017 This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Liberal Judaism, and its youth movement LJY-Netzer, are proud of all our volunteers and the fantastic work they do within, and outside of, our … Read More

Interfaith art exhibition brings people together at BHPS

29 May 2017 More than 500 people of all faiths, and none, attended an open house interfaith art exhibition, which ran at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue (BHPS) throughout May. The synagogue has a long-standing commitment to interfaith work in the local area and, as part of the Brighton Festival … Read More

Day of Celebration is just two weeks away

<strong>29 May 2017<strong> There is just a fortnight to go until the Day of Celebration, our movement’s flagship event of 2017, which this year has the theme ‘Is Liberal Judaism Political Judaism?’ For the first time ever we will be having a whole weekend of celebration, starting off on Friday … Read More

South Bucks community in 24-hour relay to fight cancer

25 May 2017 Walkers from South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) will take part a day-long walk to raise money in the fight against cancer. The team from SBJC will be part of the Cancer Research Relay for Life. Starting at midday on Saturday July 1, they will take it in … Read More

Progressives combine for Shavuot discussion

17 May 2017 The Liberal, Reform and Masorti branches of Mosaic Jewish Community, Harrow, will unite for a discussion on Erev Shavuot. Led by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith (pictured), the study session is titled ‘The Practice of Compassion and Kindness in Times of Hatred and Lies’. The session … Read More

Israel celebrated by new Essex community

9 May 2017 The newest Liberal Judaism community – East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (EL&ELS) – continued its series of firsts in 2017, as it celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut for the first time. There was standing room only at the EL&ELS Marlborough Road site for a musical family service, led … Read More

A whole weekend of celebration as Kingston turns 50

7 May 2017 The congregation at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a whole weekend of activity to celebrate the community’s 50th anniversary. Festivities began with a Chavurah supper on Friday, followed by a Shabbat service with choir (pictured) on Saturday, and a service with a Holocaust survivor on Sunday. There … Read More

Shabbat Resouled celebrates 10th anniversary

3 May 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) celebrated 10 years of Shabbat Resouled, with music, song and a chavurah supper. More than 200 people attended a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, a true mark of the success of the first dedicated ‘prayer band’ in the UK Jewish community. Shabbat Resouled was … Read More

Liberal rabbi walks 103km in memory of congregant

3 May 2017 Rabbi Yuval Keren, of Southgate Progressive Synagogue, walked 103km and raised more than £2,000 in honour of congregant Simon Cooper. Simon died in July 2016, aged 33, developing lung cancer after a lifetime battling cystic fibrosis. Throughout his life, Simon never let his illness hold him back. … Read More

York community hosts first ever Liberal service in Leeds

2 May 2017 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) has held the first ever Liberal Judaism Shabbat service in Leeds. Every year, the Leeds Jewish Housing Association invites Masorti, Reform and Orthodox Jewish Groups from within the city to worship in their premises. This year, for the first time, YLJC – … Read More