First ever Progressive retreat helps students to reconnect

12 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism jointly hosted the first ever Progressively-led Jewish retreat for students as part of a new Alliance for Progressive Judaism initiative. Since the turn of the year, the Liberal and Reform student chaplains, Rabbis Leah Jordan and Daniel Lichman, have teamed up for … Read More

Audition for our Biennial’s Got Talent competition

8 February 2018 Liberal Judaism is excited to announce its first ever talent competition for members, culminating in a special event at this year’s Biennial Weekend. Biennial’s Got Talent will be the Saturday night entertainment at Liberal Judaism’s flagship conference, which takes place from 29 June – 1 July 2018 … Read More

Faiths unite for Tu Bishvat and HMD at West Central

6 February 2018 West Central Liberal Synagogue hosted a very special Shabbat, featuring a Tu Bishvat Seder with Christian and Muslim guests. Starting at 3pm, the community welcomed 25 visitors – mostly of the Christian faith, but also including some Muslims and fellow Jews from other communities. The Shabbat afternoon … Read More

Join our February training to help develop your community

6 February 2018 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Citizens UK for a unique training course at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) on February 24 and 25, which will teach some of the key concepts, skills and tools of community organising. This is a course designed for people who … Read More

Liberals triumph at Mitzvah Day Awards

5 February 2018 Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) was praised for its Salaam Shalom Kitchen, as the project gained a key social action award. The kitchen – a partnership between NLS and local Muslim charity Himmah – won the Mitzvah Day 365 Award in a ceremony at JW3. The Salaam Shalom … Read More

Four communities unite for unique Kabbalat Torah trip

31 January 2018 Twenty seven young people, three rabbis, two LJY-Netzer movement workers and a community worker – representing four different Liberal communities – visited three parts of the Midlands over one weekend. The Kabbalat Torah students from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Finchley Progressive Synagogue and … Read More

Apply for NLPS Trust funding for your community project

15 January 2018 The NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism is holding its next meeting in April 2018. The Trust funds large and small projects, examples of which can be seen on the www.nlpstrust.org.uk website. The NLPS Trust welcome applications from Liberal Judaism congregations from across the UK and Europe, including … Read More

More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

Essex community says goodbye to Perryman’s Farm Road

9 January 2018 An iconic Liberal synagogue building has held its last services, as members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) paid a fond farewell to Perryman’s Farm Road in Redbridge. The building was formerly the home of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, which united with Woodford Liberal Synagogue last … Read More

Magical Liberal quiz team reach Harry Potter finals

8 January 2018 A quiz team made of up of members of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and Leicester Progressive Synagogue have made it through to the finals of the UK’s Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Charlie Barker, Max Worth, Rachel Benn and Pat Dean – known as ‘The Felix Felicis Four’ – … Read More