Leicester community expands with £140,000 annexe

24 April 2019 Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation (LPJC) was packed to the rafters for the grand unveiling of the community’s new annexe. Representatives from many faiths, local charities and activity groups – all regular users of the synagogue’s facilities – gathered to celebrate the opening of the new addition to … Read More

Nottingham’s People’s Concert wows a sell-out crowd

18 April 2019 A sell-out audience of 200 attended this year’s People’s Concert at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS), declaring it as the best ever. The brainchild of Nottingham’s Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich (pictured), the roll call of performers for this year’s event also included Rabbi Mark Solomon, Bishop of Sherwood Tony … Read More

Peterborough Liberals enjoy supper with Archbishop

Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community with Archbishop of Canterbury

16 April 2019 Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community was well represented at a recent faith leaders’ supper with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Chair Chrissie Hassall and lay leader Graham Berkman (pictured on the left) were invited by the Bishop of Peterborough, the Right Revd Donald Allister, to attend the event … Read More

Jewish and Muslim women unite as #ActiveAllies against hate

10 April 2019 A number of Liberal Jews, including Rabbi Janet Burden of Ealing Liberal Synagogue, took part in the annual conference held by Jewish/Muslim women’s network Nisa-Nashim on Sunday – where they made a commitment to take firm and united action against antisemitism and Islamophobia. The 250 delegates – … Read More

Rabbi’s Guardian letter highlights our Liberal Jewish values

9 April 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi has made a strong stand for our Liberal Jewish values on equality and openness in a joint letter to the Guardian with Methodist minister Deacon Ruth Yorke. Margaret, who is rabbi at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, joined with nearby Christian minister Ruth in penning … Read More

Interfaith award for Peterborough’s Di Nicholas

8 April 2019 Di Nicholas of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community received a Civic Award from Peterborough City Council for her contribution to developing interfaith relations in the city. Di – who was presented with the award by the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough – has had a huge impact locally … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich: Inclusive education benefits children

3 April 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other faith leaders in signing a letter supporting the Government’s new regulations and guidance on sex and relationship education in England. The letter came in response to a backlash from the more reactionary parts of the religious world, … Read More

Join us to debate citizenship – is it a right or a privilege?

27 March 2019 Join us on Thursday 4 April for the latest in our Hot Potatoes series of events; Citizenship – Privilege, right or something in between? Our panel, chaired by Charlotte Fischer from Citizens UK, will feature a range of experts from within and outside the Jewish community debating … Read More

Liberal communities join Muslim day of social action

25 March 2019 Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community both took part in Sadaqa Day, the Muslim day of social action inspired by Mitzvah Day that took place on Sunday. The Nottingham event was held at the Salaam Shalom Kitchen – a joint enterprise led by the synagogue … Read More

Statement about events at University of Essex

Rabbi Daniel Lichman, Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students 21 February 2019 Progressive Jewish Students echoes the UJS in their disappointment at the events around the recent vote regarding the establishment of a Jewish Society at the University of Essex. We know how key it is to have Jewish representation on … Read More