Celebrating 50 years of Bedfordshire Progressive

25 July 2017 Past and present members of Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue (BPS), travelling from as far away as Devon and Spain, came together to celebrate 50 years of the community. A special service was held at Clophill Village Hall, in Bedfordshire, to mark the golden jubilee and also welcome the … Read More

Preston Liberal Jews gift tree to community

24 July 2017 Members of the Liberal Jewish community in Preston presented a tree to the people of the city, as part of the replanting of Moor Park. The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Brian Rollo, accepted the tree, before it was planted by Moor Park Ranger, Andrew Kennion. Members of … Read More

Kabbalat Torah celebration in East London

20 July 2017 The community at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue have enjoyed their first Kabbalat Torah celebration – as a group of 15-year-olds led a fun and spiritual service. Unique to Liberal Judaism, Kabbalat Torah is a two year programme leading on from bar/batmitzvah. At the age of … Read More

Ealing fun day raises £5,425 for SLLS refugee project

17 July 2017 The community at Ealing Liberal Synagogue (ELS) raised £5,425 at a special fun day event, with the money going to the Abraham’s Tent Project to turn part of South London Liberal Synagogue into a home for a refugee family. The fun day included everything from a bake … Read More

South Bucks Relay raises £4,500 to fight cancer

14 July 2017 A team from South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC) raised more than £4,500 for Cancer Research UK, by walking for 24 hours in this year’s UK Relay for Life in Aylesbury. The SBJC Strollers team took it in turns to walk through sun and rain from midday on … Read More

Gloucestershire event is a Friday night winner

3 July 2017 More than 70 people attended Friday night dinners all over the South West of England in a unique project coordinated by Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC). Rabbi Anna Gerrard and Karen Reynolds organised the venture, which saw members of GLJC attend one of eight dinners, all taking … Read More

First batmitzvah for a generation in Preston

30 June 2017 Rachael Dable made another piece of Liberal Judaism history in the north of England, as she celebrated the first batmitzvah in Preston since the early 1980s. Rachael celebrated her big day in the presence of family, friends, members of the Lancashire & Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community and … Read More

Finsbury Park attack: Roses for Ramadan worshippers

Lipika Pelham 20 June 2017 BBC Magazine Website Journalist Lipika Pelham lives close to the Finsbury Park mosque, is a member of the local synagogue, and is accustomed to seeing girls in hijabs acting in the Nativity Play at her children’s school. On Monday evening, nearly 24 hours after the … Read More