A year of anniversaries in South London

South London Liberal Synagogue anniversary service

23 May 2019 By Rabbi Nathan Godleman On Shabbat, South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) celebrated 80 years since its consecration service at Prentis Road. The sermon was given by Liberal Judaism president, Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein, who commented on the special place SLLS occupies in the movement. With four Liberal … Read More

Liberal Judaism projects inspire at Stonewall conference

Shaan Knan at Stonewall conference

20 May 2019 Liberal Judaism’s heritage project manager Shaan Knan was a keynote speaker at this year’s Stonewall Workplace Conference. Shaan (pictured far left) was part of the event’s closing session debating issues around LGBT and faith. The panel also featured representatives from various religions including Reverend Jide Macaulay, an … Read More

Disability Awareness Shabbat on May 11

1 May 2019 Saturday 11 May will mark the first ever Disability Awareness Shabbat, which is being organised by Jewish Blind & Disabled to coincide with the charity’s 50th anniversary. It seeks to raise awareness of the challenges and issues that face people who are physically disabled or vision impaired … Read More

Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration programme

30 April 2019 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the full programme for this year’s Day of Celebration, which takes place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Sunday 23 June. You can read the programme by clicking here. Our flagship event of 2019, the Day of Celebration will focus … Read More

Leicester community expands with £140,000 annexe

24 April 2019 Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC) was packed to the rafters for the grand unveiling of the community’s new annexe. Representatives from many faiths, local charities and activity groups – all regular users of the synagogue’s facilities – gathered to celebrate the opening of the new addition to … Read More

50th anniversary celebrations begin in Elstree

22 April 2019 The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE) kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a special Civic Service. The community welcomed the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss; The Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Brenda Batten; and the Town Mayor of Borehamwood, Councillor Victor Eni. They were joined for Shabbat … Read More

Nottingham’s People’s Concert wows a sell-out crowd

18 April 2019 A sell-out audience of 200 attended this year’s People’s Concert at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS), declaring it as the best ever. The brainchild of Nottingham’s Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich (pictured), the roll call of performers for this year’s event also included Rabbi Mark Solomon, Bishop of Sherwood Tony … Read More

Jewish and Muslim women unite as #ActiveAllies against hate

10 April 2019 A number of Liberal Jews, including Rabbi Janet Burden of Ealing Liberal Synagogue, took part in the annual conference held by Jewish/Muslim women’s network Nisa-Nashim on Sunday – where they made a commitment to take firm and united action against antisemitism and Islamophobia. The 250 delegates – … Read More

Interfaith award for Peterborough’s Di Nicholas

8 April 2019 Di Nicholas of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community received a Civic Award from Peterborough City Council for her contribution to developing interfaith relations in the city. Di – who was presented with the award by the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough – has had a huge impact locally … Read More

Focus on wellbeing at Progressive Jewish Students retreat

1 April 2019 Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) have just held their first Reconnect Retreat in the Peak District’s Hope Valley. The residential weekend was a getaway for students looking to connect with their Jewish identity through spiritual practice and Jewish learning. Students experienced musical Shabbat services, country walks, meals and … Read More