Chair’s Awards winners are shining lights of Liberal Judaism

13 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Chair’s Awards. Handed out every two years, at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend, they honour members who have gone above and beyond while serving the movement at a national and/or local level. Winners were nominated by … Read More

Norwich wishes Rabbi Leah farewell

12 July 2018 Norwich’s Liberal Jewish Community said a sad farewell to Rabbi Leah Jordan (pictured) on Saturday in an emotional service at the Old Meeting House in Colegate. “Leah has been our rabbi and spiritual leader for about five years” said Annie Henriques, the community’s chair. “During this time, … Read More

Two new Liberal rabbis ordained in moving ceremony

10 July 2018 Two new Progressive rabbis have been ordained by Leo Baeck College in a moving ceremony at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Rabbi Nathan Godleman and Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein (pictured above with Dr Jeremy Schonfield) were ordained by Leo Baeck College’s dean, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, after spending five … Read More

See our periodic table of Liberal Judaism communities

9 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to unveil its Biennial Weekend community project – a periodic table of the wonderful congregations that make up our movement. Designed to fit the theme of the weekend – ‘The Formula for Truly Progressive Judaism’ – each community was given material to create … Read More

Northwood members soak their rabbi for a great cause

4 July 2018 Members of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) raised money to help local homeless and vulnerable people at a special cheder fun day. Activities included games, arts and crafts and, most popular of all, a chance to throw sponges at Rabbi Aaron Goldstein. Aaron said: “The one … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

Why your kids (and you) will love Kadimah

Judi Herman 1 July 2018 LJ Today For Ed and Jess Herman (pictured), LJY-Netzer’s Machaneh Kadimah summer camp was more than just the highlight of the school holidays. Judi Herman asks them to explain why – then she and husband Steve add some parental memories: Ed says… The thing about … Read More

Talya and Noa’s fun run for an important cause

28 June 2018 Two young Progressive Jews took part in the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run at the weekend to raise money to help others attend LJY-Netzer events. Talya and Noa Fetterman, who are six and nine, completed the course – raising £50 for the LJY-Netzer bursary scheme, which assists … Read More

Birmingham president wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Seager 27 June 2018 Frank Maxwell, the president of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS), has won a Lifetime Achievement Award for turning a home-grown family business into a global enterprise. He was chosen from 14 finalists at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards, which acknowledge significant contributions made … Read More

Kingston Liberal Synagogue celebrates its local councillors

25 June 2018 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a special Shabbat service to honour five of its members who have served, or who have recently been elected, as councillors for all four major English political parties. Kingston members Andrée Frieze (Green Party), Jo Humphreys (Liberal Democrat), Steve Farrer (Conservative Party) … Read More