Key voices in faith schools debate to speak at LJ event

13 September 2019 The panel for Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes event on faith schools will feature important voices on both sides of the argument. The debate – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. … Read More

Teacher training: Preparing for the High Holies

28 August 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Reform Judaism for a special teacher training course as we head into the High Holy Days period. Titled ‘Preparing for the High Holies’, the training comprises of three sessions and is open to assistants, teachers, heads and anyone who works in … Read More

Liberal Judaism Education Hub returns

26 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub is back – once more offering a variety of courses and opportunities to learn and think about Judaism, faith and philosophy for people from all religions and backgrounds… and it’s not too late to join! This term includes a special spotlight on the … Read More

JCoSS head to be part of Hot Potatoes faith schools debate

22 August 2019 Patrick Moriarty, the headteacher of the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS), will be part of the panel for the next Liberal Judaism Hot Potatoes discussion. The event – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu … Read More

Join our Kabbalat Torah programme for small communities

25 July 2019 Liberal Judaism has launched a Kabbalat Torah scheme for 14-16 year olds in small communities, so that they continue their Jewish education past bar/bat mitzvah. Kabbalat Torah (also known as confirmation) is unique to Liberal Judaism. It is purposely undertaken at a time when it is felt … Read More

Join our Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course

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