Dublin mark Pesach with double bat mitzvah

4 April 2018 The community at Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation (DJPC) celebrated a very special Passover service which included bat mitzvah celebrations for Orla Godfrey and Yasmin Abrahamson Schwartz. A first in the congregation’s 72 year history, the combined Passover and bat mitzvah service was led by Rabbi Dr Charles … Read More

Help the Holocaust Survivor’s Centre’s Testimony Project

2 April 2018 Are you a survivor of the Holocaust? Or do you know someone who is? If so perhaps you, or they, might be interested in recording their story as part of the Holocaust Survivor’s Centre’s Testimony Project? The Testimony Project, which has now been in existence for more … Read More

[Sermon] First Day Pesach 2018/5778

Rabbi Margaret Jacobi 31 March 2018 The demonstration organised last week by the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council against anti-semitism in the Labour party was unprecedented in recent times. Jews came together from across the political spectrum, from Labour to Conservative, many of whom would normally not … Read More

Award winning American guitar duo in concert at NPLS

28 March 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) will host a very special musical evening on Sunday 20 May, as American guitar duo Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel bring their award-winning sound to the UK. Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased from diana@stoneemail.co.uk or 01923 537225. The concert … Read More

Liberal synagogues join Muslim day of social action

26 March 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community and Nottingham Liberal Synagogue braved snow and ice to take part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim-led day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day. In Peterborough (pictured above), the community teamed up with the Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre in a series … Read More

Join two leading second generation rabbis for Israel at 70 event

20 March 2018 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk is proud to present the latest event in its ‘Israel at 70: Conversations on Progressive Israel’ series. Taking place at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue tomorrow (March 21), the session will be led by two of the world’s leading second … Read More

East London loses the rabbis for lay leaders service

20 March 2018 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) held a special Shabbat service led by a dozen different lay leaders… but no rabbis. Taking place on Saturday March 17, a full congregation gathered to be led by the 12 different members, including Liberal Judaism vice chair Ruth Seager. … Read More

Better Know a Jewish Charity – Memorials Scrolls Trust

Ben Crowne 6 March 2018 Better Know a Jewish Charity The story of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, and the 1,500+ Czech torah scrolls (“sifrei torah” in Hebrew, singular “sefer torah”) they administer, is a really remarkable one which it is worth going into in some detail (1). Put in the … Read More

Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel meets school Torah Team

7 March 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel paid a special visit to Mosaic Jewish Primary School, a thriving cross-communal school in South London. René, who is rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), was a guest of acting head Nerissa Bear and Judy Thwaites, an associate governor, founding steering … Read More

In The Media: First gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah

05 March 2018 Take a look at some of the fantastic press coverage of the first Liberal Judaism gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah, which took place at York Liberal Jewish Community in February 2018: UK Jewish Media Jewish News: “This teen had a gender neutral b’nei mitzvah” Jewish Chronicle: “Torah and togetherness … Read More