York’s search for a rabbi makes national news

York Liberal Jewish Community

York Liberal Jewish Community’s search for a rabbi has hit the headlines, with coverage in The Times, Religion Media Centre and BBC Radio 4 (listen from 21 minutes). The congregation, which was formed in 2014, is seeking to hire its first permanent minister and has raised tens of thousands of … Read More

Help us build our ‘Liberals in Lockdown’ archive

16 July 2020 Liberal Judaism’s archiving team are working hard to record how life has changed during lockdown within our community. The aim is to take a snapshot of our personal and community life at this time – showing how we’ve lived, worked and prayed in ways unimaginable to our … Read More

Lily’s Legacy Exhibition to launch at Biennial Weekend

Lilys Legacy flyer

18 May 2020 Lily’s Legacy: Voices and Visions of Liberal Judaism – an exhibition inspired by Lily Montagu and the founders of our movement – will launch at next weekend’s Biennial At Home. From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May, delegates are invited to explore podcasts, video testimonials and other … Read More

Leading professor to deliver next WCLS lunchtime lecture

28 February 2020 Professor Glenn Levine will deliver the next in the popular West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS) Shabbat lunchtime lecture series. Professor Levine will lead a presentation and discussion titled A Short History of Yiddish: From Medieval Yudentaytsh to the 21st Century ‘YidLife Crisis’. He will trace the history … Read More

Exhibition to honour Slovak who saved 1,300 Jews opens in UK

27 January 2020 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue was the venue for the British launch of the Slovakian Embassy’s exhibition ‘Aron Grünhut – Rescuer of the Jews and Human Rights Defender’. Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, the Ambassador of Slovakia Lubomir Rehak, together with the Deputy Ambassador of Israel Sharon Bar-Li, … Read More

More children than ever attend Kingston HMD workshops

27 January 2020 More than 1,400 schoolchildren from Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey have been attending workshops commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day throughout this month. The annual project, now in its 14th year, is run jointly by Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue (KSDS – part of the United Synagogue) and Kingston Liberal Synagogue … Read More

Last chance to share your Jewish story with Lily’s Legacy

Oral History Interviewing for Lilys Legacy

8 January 2020 Our Lottery Heritage Fund supported oral history and archive project – Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History and Heritage of Liberal Judaism – is soon entering its next phase, meaning this is the last chance to share your story or object. We’re still looking for a range of … Read More

Film Review: Jojo Rabbit (5/5)

Ben Combe 16 December 2019 The Nazi aesthetic is, inherently, stupid. Plenty of ink has been spilled over the Nazi’s appropriations of fantastical, mythical and hyper-masculine imagery. In new movie Jojo Rabbit, director Taika Waititi and his team defame history’s greatest monsters by inviting them out into the cold light … Read More

Slovakian Ambassador: ‘NPLS Torah Scroll is an inspiration for unity’

14 November 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) welcomed Slovakian Ambassador Ľubomír Rehák and press attaché Milan Matlovic to the synagogue for a special event based around the community’s Torah Scroll from the country. NPLS have a Scroll from Spišská Nová Ves, in the east of Slovakia, which survived … Read More