First batmitzvah for a generation in Preston

30 June 2017 Rachael Dable made another piece of Liberal Judaism history in the north of England, as she celebrated the first batmitzvah in Preston since the early 1980s. Rachael celebrated her big day in the presence of family, friends, members of the Lancashire & Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community and … Read More

Launch of new Patrons scheme at House of Lords

23 June 2017 Liberal Judaism launched a brand new fundraising project at last night’s Patrons’ Dinner in the House of Lords. Our movement is looking for new supporters to truly make Liberal Judaism the home for your Jewish story. In order to fulfil our responsibilities and bring Judaism to those … Read More

A wide ranging conversation with Susie Orbach

8 June 2017 Bodies, psyches and Judaism were all on the agenda in A Conversation with Susie Orbach at Finchley Progressive Synagogue. More than 80 people gathered for the event, over eggs benedict, coffee and cake, as the writer and psychotherapist spoke of her concerns about social media and the … Read More

York cheesecake competition featured on the BBC

7 June 2016 BBC Radio York covered a Shavuot cheesecake competition at York Liberal Jewish Community. The station’s Jonathan Cowap judged the event (pictured above), which was won by Yara Nuuman (junior) and Catriona Munster (senior). Almost 40 members attended the evening, which was held at the home of York … Read More

One month left to register for Kadimah

1 June 2017 Liberal Judaism’s fantastic youth summer camp, Machaneh Kadimah, is around the corner – and there is just one month left to register without incurring a late fee. If you book a place before July 1, then you’ll get it at the standard rate of £860 for members … Read More

Interfaith art exhibition brings people together at BHPS

29 May 2017 More than 500 people of all faiths, and none, attended an open house interfaith art exhibition, which ran at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue (BHPS) throughout May. The synagogue has a long-standing commitment to interfaith work in the local area and, as part of the Brighton Festival … Read More

Day of Celebration is just two weeks away

<strong>29 May 2017<strong> There is just a fortnight to go until the Day of Celebration, our movement’s flagship event of 2017, which this year has the theme ‘Is Liberal Judaism Political Judaism?’ For the first time ever we will be having a whole weekend of celebration, starting off on Friday … Read More

Liberals lead the way at World Union Conference

26 May 2017 Liberal Judaism’s rabbis, officers and members played a leading role in the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) Connections 2017 Conference. The Biennial event was this year held in Jerusalem and was attended by Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, chair Simon Benscher, president Rabbi Dr … Read More

A whole weekend of celebration as Kingston turns 50

7 May 2017 The congregation at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a whole weekend of activity to celebrate the community’s 50th anniversary. Festivities began with a Chavurah supper on Friday, followed by a Shabbat service with choir (pictured) on Saturday, and a service with a Holocaust survivor on Sunday. There … Read More