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

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

A commemoration for International Overdose Awareness Day

Peter Phillips 25 August 2019 Saturday 30 August is commemorated as International Overdose Awareness Day – a time when those of us who have lost family and friends to drug overdoses remember our loved ones and seek positive change in the way that the larger society responds to them. For … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l Memorial Service to take place in December

7 August 2019 A special memorial service for Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE z”l will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue on the afternoon of Sunday 15 December. Liberal Judaism vice president Harry, who died in April, was one of our movement’s most beloved and respected rabbis. This memorial service … Read More

Obituary: Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE

Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi 25 July 2019 My father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, who has died aged 93, escaped from the Nazis twice before coming to Britain as a refugee. A vice-president of Liberal Judaism, he touched many lives through his compassion. Harry was born in Berlin as Heinz Martin Hirschberg, … 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

Obituary: Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE

Rabbi David Goldberg

Carol Gould 14 June 2019 Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE, who died on 30 April aged 80, was a maverick throughout his long and distinguished career, not afraid to express trenchant views on the conduct of successive Israeli governments. At the same time he had a prodigious knowledge and … Read More

Rabbi Dr David Goldberg: An appreciation

Rabbi Danny Rich 2 May 2019 The Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Dr David Goldberg OBE approached dying as he lived life: with integrity, realism, mischief, intellectual fascination and a degree of planning. He faced his death without self-pity, and, with the support of his wife of nearly fifty years, Carole. His … Read More

A tribute to Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg z”l

Rabbi Dr David Goldberg

1 May 2019 The Jewish community has come together in mourning for Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE, who died today. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, said: “I’ve been seeing David regularly for the past few weeks. He faced his death with the utmost … Read More

A tribute to Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l

25 April 2019 Tributes from all over the Jewish community, and beyond, have poured in for Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE – who passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, aged 93. In the words of his children, Harry “was clear-minded to the end and faced this head-on, … Read More