South London Liberal Synagogue appoints full-time rabbi

18 June 2018 Nathan Godleman, who has served South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) as its student minister for the last two years, has been appointed as the synagogue’s full-time rabbi following his ordination. Nathan, a member of Mosaic Liberal Synagogue and a former teacher, began the rabbinic programme at Leo … Read More

Israeli Progressive leaders to speak at Biennial Weekend

14 June 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend will welcome four speakers from Israel, who all play key roles within Progressive Judaism in the country. The Israeli delegation will now include Reuven Marko (pictured above), who is chair of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal … Read More

Liberal chair helps celebrate a decade of Gloucestershire community

13 June 2018 Several local mayors and dignitaries including Liberal Judaism chair Simon Benscher (pictured) helped to celebrate 10 years of Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) at a special anniversary service. Led by Rabbi Anna Gerrard, almost the whole community attended the Shabbat service – which also honoured those who … Read More

NLPS Trust funding opportunity for your community

12 June 2018 The NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism is holding its next meeting in September 2018. The Trust funds both large and small projects and welcomes applications from all Liberal Judaism congregations, including developing and affiliated communities. If you would like to apply for funding for a particular project, … Read More

Peterborough community join Taste Ramadan event

11 June 2018 Members of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community shared an iftar meal with local Muslims at the UKIM Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre, as part of the Taste Ramadan initiative. Di Nicholas, Vivienne Fleet and Johnny Richardson took part in the meal, which is eaten by Muslims after sunset during … Read More

Danny returns to welcome new Board of Deputies president

6 June 2018 Rabbi Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, returned to work early from his current six month sabbatical in order to welcome the new president of the Board of Deputies to the Montagu Centre. Danny met with Marie van der Zyl at Liberal Judaism’s London head office to … Read More

Liberal Judaism to hold AGM during Biennial Weekend

4 June 2018 Liberal Judaism will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the movement’s Biennial Weekend. The AGM will take place at 2pm on Sunday 1 July 2018 at The St Johns Hotel, Solihull. It will include the election of officers to Liberal’s Judaism Board, the presentation of financial … Read More

‘Stronger’ Leo Baeck maintaining its supply of rabbis

Simon Rocker 1 July 2018 The Jewish Chronicle Students at the Progressive academy are making an impact in the UK and beyond. Leo Baeck College is “stronger than ever”, its new chairman Jill Todd told guests at its annual dinner. Since the Progressive rabbinic academy opened in 1956, more than … Read More

Liberal rabbi is new chair of European Rabbinic Assembly

31 May 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel is the new chair of the European Union for Progressive Judaism Rabbinic Assembly (ERA). René, a French-born rabbi who serves Kingston Liberal Synagogue, was voted into the position when more than 40 ministers from across the continent came together for the … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial – one month to go!

30 May 2018 There is just one month to go until Liberal Judaism’s flagship event – the Biennial Weekend. Taking place from Friday June 29 until Sunday July 1, just outside of Birmingham, the Biennial promises to be a fantastic weekend of stimulating discussion, prayer and music. The theme for … Read More