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

Kabbalat Torah programme launches with weekend sleepover

26 November 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi The new Liberal Judaism Kabbalat Torah programme ‘Judaism In Plain Sight’ launched with a weekend sleepover in Birmingham. Ten teenagers from our Birmingham, Kingston, Nottingham and York congregations came together to welcome Shabbat together and spend the weekend thinking about what Judaism has … Read More

Join our Liberal and Reform Judaism teacher training day

21 November 2019 Do you want to learn how to teach your cheder/religion school students about the Holocaust in a sensitive way? Or maybe you wish to know more about using games as a teaching tool or introducing mindfulness into the classroom? Then make sure to register for the next … Read More

Join Liberal Judaism’s lay leadership course

30 October 2019 Applications are now open for the next cohort of Liberal Judaism’s acclaimed Ba’alei Tefillah lay leadership programme. The 15 month-long course is led by inspiring rabbis and lay leaders and covers everything you’ll need to know in order to take services in your community. Ba’alei Tefillah includes … Read More

Reading to remember Rabbi Sheila Shulman

29 October 2019 A special evening to honour Rabbi Sheila Shulman – titled ‘Reading Sheila Reading’ – will take place on Thursday 21 November at Leo Baeck College (LBC). Starting at 7pm, the event marks the fifth yahrzeit of a pioneering and radical rabbi who made a lasting impression on … Read More

Online Education Hub course to examine Book of Numbers

24 October 2019 Liberal Judaism will be running a special online Education Hub course from 7 November until 5 December looking at the Book of Numbers. The course is being led by Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel. René is rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue and has a strong academic background in … Read More

A fierce but friendly debate on faith schools

24 September 2019 Panellists and audience members clashed over faith schools in a fiery but good-natured debate in the latest of Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes dialogue events. Chaired by sociologist and author Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, the evening saw a frank exchange of views from experts on all sides of the … Read More

Humanists UK dialogue officer joins our faith schools debate

Jeremy Rodell

16 September 2019 Jeremy Rodell, the dialogue officer for Humanists UK, is the fourth and final panellist to be announced for this week’s Liberal Judaism Hot Potatoes debate on faith schools. Jeremy has been a school speaker for both Humanists UK and the Faith & Belief Forum for many years. … Read More