Liberal Jews rank highly in Thirty Under 30 poll

27 April 2017 Three Liberal Jews have been named as among the most important young people in Anglo-Jewry, as part of the Jewish News’ and Jewish Leadership Council’s Thirty Under 30 countdown. Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten came ninth in the prestigious list, which attracted hundreds of nominations. Deborah is a … Read More

Finchley’s Lindsey raises £4,000 with Marathon run

26 April 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS) member Lindsey Block completed the London Marathon on Sunday, raising more than £4,000 for the Karen Morris Memorial Trust. Karen Morris was the sister of Lindsey’s best friend, Debbie, and well known in the Liberal and Reform Jewish youth movements. She died in … Read More

Hear top author Susie Orbach speak in Finchley

26 April 2017 Critically acclaimed author Susie Orbach will be speaking on the topic ‘Psyche, Bodies and Judaism’ at Finchley Progressive Synagogue on Sunday June 4. Susie is writer, psychotherapist and co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre. Her numerous books include Fat is a Feminist Issue, which has been continuously … Read More

Mayor of Kolín joins Northwood for Memorial Shabbat

24 April 2017 People from around the world took part in a Memorial Shabbat at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) to remember the Jews murdered in the Holocaust from the towns where the congregation’s Czech and Slovak Torah scrolls originated. An annual event, this year’s service focussed on Kolín, … Read More

Read the full Day of Celebration programme

19 April 2017 The full thought-provoking, and action-inducing, programme for Liberal Judaism’s biggest event of 2017, the Day of Celebration, has been finalised. You can read it by clicking here. The Day of Celebration takes place on Sunday June 11 at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue. The cost is £35 … Read More

Shul of Rock re-created in Elstree

Lizzie Rabin 18 April 2017 The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE) was packed to the rafters, as its re-created Shul Of Rock band played their first performance. The band – featuring members aged from 11 to 50 – showed off the hidden talents of various community members, as they played instruments … Read More

Liberal Jews named as most influential teens

12 April 2017 Two members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, are featured by The Jewish News in the paper’s ‘18 Under 18’ list, which spotlights the teenagers it tips to shape Anglo Jewry’s future. Dora Hirsh (pictured) and Jess Baker both feature prominently in the list, which … Read More

Online Music Library to launch at Day of Celebration

11 April 2017 The Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) Online Music Library will launch at the Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration, on Sunday June 11, giving LJ members access to hundreds of songs. The library is thanks to the tireless work of Ruth Colin, who took over the NPLS … Read More

Join a Liberal Jewish communal seder

3 April 2017 Liberal Jewish synagogues and congregations around the UK will be holding Communal Passover Seders next Monday (10 April) and Tuesday (11 April). The Seders vary in format, food and price, but all promise an inclusive, educational and fun experience, led by rabbis and lay leaders and steeped … Read More

Liberal elected to Leeds University Union position

28 March 2017 LJY-Netzer member Lauren Keiles has been elected as the new Leeds University Union faith rep. Lauren will join the 2017/2018 activities executive after a hard fought campaign in which she promised to ‘listen, learn and lead’. Lauren said: “I want to lead our Union developing campaigns opposing … Read More