Nottingham welcomes Austerlitz scroll after 50 years

3 January 2017 The congregation at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) have welcomed a Torah scroll from Austerlitz, in the Czech Republic… finally putting a 50-year mix-up to an end. The community was founded in 1965 as Nottingham Progressive Jewish Congregation and immediately applied for, and received, a Torah from the … Read More

Enter our Music Composition Competition

By Graham Carpenter (pictured) 30 December 2016 Are you a musician in a Liberal Jewish community? Have you ever composed music for use in your place of worship? If you have, then keep reading – if you haven’t, then this is your chance! We are extremely lucky to have a growing … Read More

Liberal Judaism’s Top 5 Landmarks in 2016

While the last year has seen many setbacks for those with Progressive values, Liberal Judaism as a movement has enjoyed another 12 months of growth – with strengthening communities, enhanced social action work and a louder voice in Anglo-Jewry, Britain generally and, indeed, the rest of the world. Below we … Read More

Talking sex at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

29 December 2016 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) will host ‘Judaism and the Sex Question’, five sessions to liven up your winter Tuesday evenings. The sessions are open to all and will run every Tuesday night at 7.45pm, from 10 January until 7 February, 2017. Rabbi René Pfertzel said: “The … Read More

Coming Soon: NPLS Liberal Jewish Online Music Library

20 December 2016 NPLS Choirmaster Ruth Colin has been hard at work over the last year digitising the scoresheets for the entire Liberal Jewish Siddur. Ruth has already begun using this fantastic resource to take the NPLS choir completely paperless, and totally interactive. With the ability to use tablets to read music, … Read More

Liberal Judaism Music Composition Competition

THE 2017 COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Are you a musician in a Liberal Jewish community? Have you ever composed music for use in your community? If you have, then keep reading – if you haven’t, then this is your chance! We are extremely lucky to have a growing number of … Read More

Day of Celebrating Liberal Jewish Music 

Date: Saturday 10 June Location: Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue Time: 9am-5pm Price: £20 Adults | £10 Under 18s  We are excited to invite you to a day to explore and share our Liberal Jewish Music, open to all LJ community members whether you are a singer, music leader, instrumentalist, or just interested … Read More

Chanukah begins with intergenerational party at NPLS

16 December 2016 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) held an inter-generational Chanukah lunch, with older members of the community entertained by the choir of Clore Shalom school and NPLS’ own Singing for the Soul group. As well as food and a choir performance, the afternoon also saw the schoolchildren … Read More

Interfaith guests help celebrate 25 years of Peterborough

13 December 2016 Guests from all of the region’s faith groups helped Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community (PLJC) celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, led a specially tailored service – explaining the origin and significance of the various aspects of Shabbat. It was followed … Read More

Reading welcomes Rabbi Miri Lawrence-Cohen

13 December 2016 Reading Liberal Jewish Community (RLJC) is set for a bright future with the appointment of a new rabbi and the re-opening of its cheder. Rabbi Miri Lawrence-Cohen will lead the first Shabbat morning service of every month. She has been a frequent visitor to the community over … Read More