Liberal Judaism sessions and presenters at Limmud

3 December 2019 Liberal Judaism will have a large presence once more at this year’s Limmud Festival – with our rabbis, student rabbis, officers, staff, community chairs and members presenting sessions on all manner of topics. From Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi looking at what trees and humans have in common to Liberal … Read More

Join our Liberal and Reform Judaism teacher training day

21 November 2019 Do you want to learn how to teach your cheder/religion school students about the Holocaust in a sensitive way? Or maybe you wish to know more about using games as a teaching tool or introducing mindfulness into the classroom? Then make sure to register for the next … Read More

Mitzvah Day brings faiths (and even rabbis) together

19 November 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of a unique and moving Mitzvah Day event that saw all sections of the Jewish community in Finchley unite with their Muslim neighbours. Danny teamed up with Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Rebecca Birk – as well as Rabbi … Read More

Celebration of the life of Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg

12 November 2019 A celebration of the life of Rabbi Emeritus Dr David J Goldberg OBE (1939 – 2019) will be held on Sunday 19 January 2020 at 5pm at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS). There will be tributes, readings and a range of music all specially chosen by David. … Read More

Kingston Civic Service honours victims of the Holocaust

11 November 2019 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) were joined by local mayors, representatives of other faith communities and school teachers for their annual Civic Service. Falling on Remembrance Day weekend, the service remembered the two World Wars, the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 30th anniversary of the fall of … Read More

[Sermon] Avodah – Sacred Service (AJEX Shabbat)

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein AJEX Shabbat Al shlosha d’varim ha-olam omed: al ha-torah, v’al ha-avodah v’al g’millut chasadim I’m sure many of you are familiar with these words from the Mishnah, from Pirkei Avot – The Ethics of our Fathers. This statement by Shimon the Righteous anchors the existence of the … Read More

Reading to remember Rabbi Sheila Shulman

29 October 2019 A special evening to honour Rabbi Sheila Shulman – titled ‘Reading Sheila Reading’ – will take place on Thursday 21 November at Leo Baeck College (LBC). Starting at 7pm, the event marks the fifth yahrzeit of a pioneering and radical rabbi who made a lasting impression on … Read More

Norwich celebrates 30th birthday with multicultural Sukkot

29 October 2019 Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) celebrated its 30th birthday with a multicultural Sukkot service complete with a special birthday cake made by one of its members. Those in attendance included Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, Bishop of Norwich Graham Usher, Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian … Read More

Make a change with our FREE community organising training

23 October 2019 Liberal Judaism is offering members a FREE one-day community organising training course, thanks to funding from the NLPS Trust for Progressive Judaism. This is a course for people who want their synagogues or communities to be even more vibrant and powerful. It is for those people who … Read More

Northwood hosts pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees

17 October 2019 Volunteers at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) organised a pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees. The guests, who are supported by the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership, enjoyed their first experience of a synagogue and spending time with Jewish people. The refugee children were … Read More