The Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture (Jan 24)

All members and friends of Liberal Judaism are invited to attend the inaugural Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture on Sunday 24 January 2021, from 2.30pm. The online lecture will be delivered by Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi on the topic Religion & Justice: From Leviticus to Lily. Margaret, the daughter … Read More

Tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

By Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein President, Liberal Judaism As President of Liberal Judaism, I share the appreciation of so many within our community, and far beyond, for the life, work and personality of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. He brought so much recognition to, and respect for, the Anglo-Jewish community by … Read More

The (socially distanced) swim must go on…

Hana Greenfield Memorial in the UK

10 September 2020 By Jane Drapkin One of the Covid casualties from my calendar this summer was a trip to the Czech Republic to take part in the third annual Hana Greenfield Memorial Swim. This swim was not only taking place in a beautiful stretch of the river Labe (Elbe), … Read More

Changes to Annual Memorial Services this year

25 August 2020 Due to the current COVID19 situation, the arrangements for memorial prayers at our cemeteries are very different this year. Please see below for full details. Edgwarebury Cemetery: No Annual Memorial Service. Members are welcome to come and pray privately by the graveside. The Western Cemetery, Cheshunt: No … 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

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