Join our Shabbat sing-along at hit London show

29 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Rachel Benjamin and her cantor for the night, Liberal Judaism officer Graham Carpenter, will be leading a special Shabbat sing-along this Friday (March 30). The special event will take place after Stephen Laughton’s Off-West End nominated show RUN, as they bring in shabbat with … Read More

Join Liberal rabbis to explore the Torah’s LGBTQI+ themes

21 March 2017 Rabbis Charley Baginsky and Dr René Pfertzel will be part of a panel discussion tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd March) entitled The Queer Torah: Exploring LGBTQI+ Themes in the Bible. They will be joined by Liberal Judaism’s LGBTQI+ project manager Surat-Shaan Knan and activist Zach Polanski, as they discuss … Read More

The best Purim pictures from our communities

14 March 2017 From children walking the walls of York to a Cockney Megillah reading in Finchley, Purim 5777 was an action packed one in Liberal Jewish communities. Liberal Judaism’s newest congregation at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue celebrated their first Purim, with our oldest, The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, … Read More

Lord Dubs to deliver keynote at Day of Celebration

Lord (Alf) Dubs and Rabbi Harry Jacobi

13 March 2017 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce that Lord (Alf) Dubs will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Day of Celebration – held at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) on Sunday June 11 from 9:30 to 16:30. Lord Dubs, pictured here with Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi … Read More

Syrian coffee club at Finchley Progressive

7 March 2017 Finchley Progressive Synagogue has been running a coffee club on Friday mornings, in order to help some of the Syrian families being resettled by Barnet – welcoming them into the Borough, their new homes and their new lives. They club alternates between sessions for families, usually parents … Read More

More celebrations at new East London synagogue

28 February 2017 The new East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue had another reason to celebrate this Shabbat, as community stalwart and lay leader Alice Wilcock celebrated her 50th birthday. Alice was called up to the Torah by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, before her family and friends joined her on the … Read More

Refugee flat project launches with special Shabbat

27 February 2017 A special Shabbat service and lunch was held at South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) on Saturday, as the community launched a fundraising appeal to turn part of their building into a home for a refugee family. The event was attended by faith and community leaders from across … Read More

[Blog] Why rabbis and imams have united to fight hate

Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 21 February 2017 Last weekend the Joseph Interfaith Foundation’s National Council of Imams and Rabbis held a meeting at St John’s Wood United Synagogue, hosted by the shul’s senior rabbi, Dayan Ivan Binstock. The National Council of Imams and Rabbis, consisting of … Read More

More than 100 attend LJ’s first ever Northern Service

20 February 2017 The first ever combined service of Liberal Judaism’s northern communities has taken place in York, attended by around 120 people. Liberal Judaism members and friends from as far afield as Cumbria, Northumbria, Nottingham, Durham and Manchester gathered for the service, which was led by Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich … Read More