Memorial Service for the Loss of a Child at the LJS

25 March 2019 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue and West London (Reform) Synagogue are holding a joint Memorial Service for the Loss of a Child or the Loss of the Prospect of a Child. It will take place at the LJS, in St John’s Wood, on Sunday 28 April at 3pm. … Read More

Send us your Purim party pictures

20 March 2019 It’s that time of year again – when our synagogue and community halls will be full of fancy dress, hamantaschen, fun and games – and we want YOUR Purim pictures to put in LJ Today and on our social media channels. So whether it’s a special spiel … Read More

A weekend of moving inductions for Cantor Tamara Wolfson

19 March 2019 Cantor Tamara Wolfson was formally inducted to her two communities, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) and Kehillah North London, in a weekend of special events. A Friday evening induction service took place at NPLS and was led by Rabbis Andrew Goldstein, Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein … Read More

Dublin win 2019 LJ Inter-Community Cyber Quiz

12 March 2019 Dublin Progressive Jewish Synagogue emerged victorious at the 2019 Liberal Judaism Inter-Community Cyber Quiz. Organised by South Bucks Jewish Community (SBJC), six other Liberal congregations – from Brighton, Leicester, Gloucester, Kent, York and Dublin – participated. All entrants answered the same questions at the same time in … Read More

Go ‘Behind the Mask’ this Purim at the LJS

7 March 2019 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood will host a very special and different event this Purim. Entitled ‘Behind The Mask’, and open to all members of Liberal Judaism, it will be an evening of storytelling inspired by the Book of Esther and around the … Read More

A retreat for Progressive Jewish student to Reconnect

Progressive Jewish Students Chizuk event

6 March 2019 Do you want to escape the stresses of university, coursework and exams? Then join us for the relaxing and inspiring Reconnect retreat especially for Progressive Jewish students, being held from 22-24 March in the Peak District (nearest station: Manchester Piccadilly). Reconnect gives Progressive Jewish students the chance … Read More

Day of Celebration keynote speakers announced

26 February 2019 Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE will present the keynote session at this year’s Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. Our flagship event of 2019 takes place on Sunday 23 June at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS). The theme is ‘If I am only for myself…’, and … Read More

Panel discussion shows Liberal Judaism at its best

Labour Party and Antisemitism Hot Potatoes panel

22 February 2019 Liberal Judaism hosted its first Hot Potatoes event last night, selling out the sanctuary area of the Montagu Centre for a panel discussion on the ‘Labour Party and Antisemisitm’. The evening was chaired by the BBC’s Callum May, who described it as “an enjoyable, thought-provoking and well-timed … Read More

Join our ‘Labour and Antisemitism’ panel discussion

6 February 2019 Liberal Judaism will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Labour and Antisemitism’, as the first in a new series of dialogue events entitled ‘Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes’. The aim of the series is to cover some of the most hotly debated issues within the Jewish community, while … Read More

LJS members in bid to honour 13th century pioneer

14 February 2019 Two members of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) are part of an exciting bid to erect a statue of Licoricia of Winchester and her son Asser in the centre of the city. Licoricia was England’s most prominent Jewish businesswomen in the 13th century. She was a pioneering … Read More