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

Leicester flame chosen to be part of HMD Commemorative Ceremony

27 January 2020 A flame created by Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC) to honour Greek Jewish victims of the Shoah was one of those chosen to be part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s 75 Memorial Flames project. The Trust – which organises Holocaust Memorial Day – invited faith organisations, … 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

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

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

‘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

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