Explore Israel and Europe with LJY-Netzer this summer

13 December 2018 LJY-Netzer is delighted to announce the details of this summer’s Israel Tour and Kayitz Tzuf Europe Tour. LJY-Netzer’s Israel Tour, which begins on 14 July, is a trip down the length and breadth one of the most fascinating and complicated countries on the planet for those in … Read More

[Blog] Lest we forget?

Rabbi Nathan Godleman December 2018 I am writing this month’s column on a flight to Heathrow from Berlin, having spent the last seven days as a guest of the German foreign office. One of five UK-based rabbis, we joined a group of ten Canadians on a tour entitled ‘Jewish Life … Read More

New project to explore Liberal Judaism’s community heritage

29 November 2018 Liberal Judaism’s latest oral history project will examine the revolutionary heritage of our movement, from its inception in the early 1900s to the present day. Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History and Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain will research, document, map and showcase more than 115 years … Read More

Walk 10,000 steps to honour the 10,000 Kindertransport children

23 October 2018 A special walk will take place on Sunday 2 December to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport. Those taking part will walk 10,000 steps (approximately five miles) from The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood to Liverpool Street station. The distance was selected in … Read More

Celebrate the centenary and legacy of Chaim Herzog

16 October 2018 A special Kabbalat Shabbat service and Friday night dinner are being held this Friday (October 19) to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog. The event is being organised by Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, West London Synagogue and the … Read More

‘I can’t believe the coincidence’

Alison Turner, Liberal Judaism Archivist 8 October 2018 This is a remarkable story from the archives of war-time memoirs returned to the family that wrote them. Vanessa Wolfman of Rye, East Sussex, phoned me offering books and papers from her late father, Mr J Wolfman of Liverpool. I was glad … Read More

Leicester Council makes refugee pledge at Sanctuary Sukkot event

2 October 2018 Leicester City Council has pledged to accept and support at least five child refugees each year, for the next 10 years, after the Sanctuary Sukkot event at Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC). Around 70 people attended, with LPJC’s Rabbi Mark Solomon joined in the Sukkah by Reverend … Read More