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

Kingston synagogues unite for Holocaust education project

Annick Lever at Kingston Liberal Synagogue Holocaust Memorial Day education project

More than 1,000 Kingston school children are attending a joint Holocaust education project run by the Liberal and Orthodox synagogues in the area. Kingston Liberal Synagogue has teamed up with Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue – an Orthodox community that is part of the United Synagogue – for the Holocaust … Read More

Tu BiShvat 5779

Rabbi Ofek Meir 15 January 2019 Originally posted on ReformJudaism.org Planting “Trees” to Fulfill the Dream of Israel’s Founders Tu BiShvat is known as the Jewish Arbor Day, and as such, it’s the time each year when Israeli school children plant trees. Perhaps it’s no coincidence, then, that it was … Read More

Young Progressive Israelis make Limmud history

Leo Baeck Education Centre students at Limmud

14 January 2019 Israeli high school pupils made a small piece of Limmud Festival history, by becoming the first teenagers from the country to take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of Jewish learning and culture. Six students from the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa, led by Rabbi Oded … Read More

A course on transforming conversations between Jews and Christians

Deep Calls to Deep book cover

31 December 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St Johns Wood will be running an eight week course this spring examining the groundbreaking book Deep Calls to Deep: Transforming Conversations Between Christians and Jews. The book – a series of essays edited by Rabbi Tony Bayfield – has won … Read More

Liberal Judaism sessions at Limmud

17 December 2018 If you’re off to Limmud for shabbat or next week then you are in good company, with Liberal Judaism rabbis, officers, members and partners presenting sessions on an eclectic range of topics. Limmud Festival 2018 runs from Friday 21 December to Thursday 27 December in Birmingham and … Read More