[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

‘Leave a Light On’ to commemorate Kristallnacht

6 November 2019 Liberal Judaism is joining with all sections of Anglo-Jewry to support the Association of Jewish Refugees’ (AJR) ‘Leave a Light On’ initiative. In order to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht, we are asking you to keep one light on in your homes and community buildings on the … Read More

Teacher training: Preparing for the High Holies

28 August 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Reform Judaism for a special teacher training course as we head into the High Holy Days period. Titled ‘Preparing for the High Holies’, the training comprises of three sessions and is open to assistants, teachers, heads and anyone who works in … Read More

Join our Lily’s Legacy tour of The Wiener Library

14 August 2019 Liberal Judaism’s latest ground-breaking heritage project is offering a free private tour of The Wiener Library. Anyone interested in being part of the volunteer team for Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History & Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain can take part in the tour, although places are … Read More

[Opinion] “We are all equal in God’s eyes”

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 22 July 2019 In the week America, and much of the world, was fixated on the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, President Trump chose to attack four opponents, whipping up his audience to chant “send them back”. It reminded me of Germany 70 years … Read More

Reading community welcome back Rabbi Willy Woolf

15 July 2019 Rabbi Willy Woolf returned to visit Reading Liberal Jewish Community more than 40 years after he originally helped to set up the congregation. The Shabbat service for his return was given added meaning as it was led by Rabbi Rachel Benjamin, who was herself ordained by Rabbi … Read More

Anne Frank commemorated by Three Counties community

Anne Frank memorial service

2 July 2019 Members of Liberal Judaism’s new Three Counties Liberal Jewish Community came together in June to honour Anne Frank with a special Shabbat service to commemorate what would have been her 90th birthday. The annual memorial has become a tradition at Herefordshire Jewish Community, with prayers and readings … Read More

[Sermon] Anne Frank Shabbat 5779

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 15 June 2019 Herefordshire Jewish Community There are many sights worth seeing in Amsterdam but, if you are there on a Shabbat I do recommend you go to the Amsterdam Liberal Synagogue. I think it is the most beautiful modern synagogue building in Europe. It was … Read More

Israeli Ambassador helps celebrate Czech connection at NPLS

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 6 June 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has, for 40 years, had an annual Czech/Slovak Memorial Shabbat to record the time that Jews from its Torah towns were deported to the concentration camps (mainly Terezin) in 1942. This year the anniversary came a day … Read More