Join our Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course

Jami mental health workshop

22 July 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Jami to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course for all those who want to help the young people in their care navigate a world where an increasing number are being affected by mental health problems. Our Education Hub … Read More

Awards for ELELS cheder children on last day of term

ELELS Jack Petchey Award Winners

22 July 2019 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) concluded its cheder year with a special family Shabbat service spanning the generations and including guests from as far afield as the USA. Rabbi Richard Jacobi led the fun-filled service, in which the children read the prayers – some of … Read More

Emerging international leaders study at Kingston Liberal

16 July 2019 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) hosted a study session for 50 postgraduate students from 28 countries as part of the Emerging International Leaders Programme run by Cumberland Lodge. The programme aims to empower international students, who are currently studying in the UK, to become advocates of human rights … Read More

Edinburgh member awarded OBE for services to classical philosophy

Sarah Broadie OBE

16 June 2019 Sukkat Shalom: Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community member Professor Sarah Broadie has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to classical philosophy. Sarah is professor of moral philosophy at St Andrews University. Regarded as the world’s foremost authority on Aristotle, her 50 year … Read More

Education Hub: Term 4 course details (22 May – 19 June)

Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub returns for a fourth term on Wednesday nights from May 22, with an eclectic range of courses to choose from. An Introduction to Judaism & Biblical Hebrew with Rabbis Janet Burden and Danny Rich is perfect for those who want to learn about Judaism and its … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich: Inclusive education benefits children

3 April 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other faith leaders in signing a letter supporting the Government’s new regulations and guidance on sex and relationship education in England. The letter came in response to a backlash from the more reactionary parts of the religious world, … Read More

Liberal Judaism supports compulsory sex education

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26 February 2019 Liberal Judaism has pledged its full backing for the new Government initiative to make comprehensive relationships and sex education compulsory for all school children. Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the Government has committed that relationships education (primary) and relationships and sex education (secondary) will … Read More

Explore the intersection between Judaism and Islam

17 February 2019 Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub returns for its second term on Wednesday February 20 and will feature a special five-week course looking at Judaism and Islam. Run by Liberal Judaism’s interfaith consultant Rabbi Mark Solomon, along with special guest presenters from both faiths, sessions will cover: Week 1: … Read More

LJY-Netzer announces 2019-2020 movement worker team

13 February 2019 Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, has announced its new team of movement workers. Francesca Kurlansky of South London Liberal Synagogue, Jacob Swirsky of Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and Rosa Slater of Finchley Progressive Synagogue will all take up their posts at the start of August. Movement … Read More

Kabbalat Torah classes unite for inspiring weekend

24 January 2019 Ben Combe Is it possible to get 43 teenagers to learn about Jewish theology, grow as young people and bond as a community, all in just under 36 hours? As we learned on the Kabbalat Torah weekend at Finchley Progressive Synagogue, the answer is a resounding yes. … Read More