Education Hub: African Asylum Seekers in Israel (July 15)

Education Hub 15 July

9 July 2020 This Wednesday (15 July) at 6.30pm our Education Hub will explore the topic of ‘African Asylum Seekers in Israel’. In this session, we will talk about the incredible work done by the NGOs Mesila and Kuchinate – as well as have the opportunity to hear first-hand testimony … Read More

First ever joint UK/South Africa Education Hub class

27 April 2020 Liberal Judaism is bringing the Education Hub to South Africa for the first time ever… via Zoom of course! Presented in partnership with the Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation, please join Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel this Wednesday (April 29) at the earlier time … Read More

Dr Jeremy Schonfield becomes professor of liturgy at LBC

Dr Jeremy Schonfield

13 April 2020 Dr Jeremy Schonfield has been appointed as Leo Baeck College’s new professor of liturgy. Jeremy began his career at the College in 1995, originally as temporary cover for the late Rabbi John Rayner while he was unwell. He later took over from him permanently to teach liturgy … Read More

Learn about the time Shammai’s students killed Hillel’s

Student Rabbi Gabriel Kanter-Webber

 2 March 2020 Student Rabbi Gabriel Kanter-Webber (pictured) will be leading a special one-off Education Hub class this Wednesday. Entitled ‘When Shammai’s Students Killed Hillel’s Students’ it will look at a fast day that used to be in the Jewish calendar on the Ninth of Adar. Gabriel said: “On the … Read More

Leading professor to deliver next WCLS lunchtime lecture

28 February 2020 Professor Glenn Levine will deliver the next in the popular West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS) Shabbat lunchtime lecture series. Professor Levine will lead a presentation and discussion titled A Short History of Yiddish: From Medieval Yudentaytsh to the 21st Century ‘YidLife Crisis’. He will trace the history … Read More

Northwood teenagers sleep out to raise homeless awareness

Northwood Kabbalat Torah students sleep out

24 February 2020 The Kabbalat Torah class from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) slept out on Saturday night to raise their own awareness of the issue of homelessness. The group of 14 and 15 year-olds, including Rabbi Aaron Goldstein’s daughter Shaya, undertook the project as part of the synagogue’s … Read More

More children than ever attend Kingston HMD workshops

27 January 2020 More than 1,400 schoolchildren from Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey have been attending workshops commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day throughout this month. The annual project, now in its 14th year, is run jointly by Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue (KSDS – part of the United Synagogue) and Kingston Liberal Synagogue … Read More

Learn to speak Hebrew at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue

Hebrew Ulpan course at ELELS

16 February 2020 Thinking of your resolutions for 2020? How about learning to speak Hebrew? This is the opportunity being offered by East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue. In a first for the region, the community – based in South Woodford – will be opening an Ulpan class running for … Read More

More than 100 attend ‘fantastic’ teacher training conference

9 January 2020 More than one hundred Reform and Liberal Judaism cheder and religion school teachers gathered at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue for the organisations’ flagship annual teacher training event. Participants had the opportunity to deepen a range of skills, with sessions selected based on teacher requests and specific development … Read More

Liberal Judaism sessions and presenters at Limmud

3 December 2019 Liberal Judaism will have a large presence once more at this year’s Limmud Festival – with our rabbis, student rabbis, officers, staff, community chairs and members presenting sessions on all manner of topics. From Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi looking at what trees and humans have in common to Liberal … Read More