Panel discussion shows Liberal Judaism at its best

Labour Party and Antisemitism Hot Potatoes panel

22 February 2019 Liberal Judaism hosted its first Hot Potatoes event last night, selling out the sanctuary area of the Montagu Centre for a panel discussion on the ‘Labour Party and Antisemisitm’. The evening was chaired by the BBC’s Callum May, who described it as “an enjoyable, thought-provoking and well-timed … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker

18 February 2019 Francesca Kurlansky has been appointed as Liberal Judaism’s Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker, where she will help provide community building, learning and programming for young adults. Francesca, a member of South London Liberal Synagogue, joins the Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s student provision, which also includes Maya Skaarbrevik and … Read More

Join our ‘Labour and Antisemitism’ panel discussion

6 February 2019 Liberal Judaism will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Labour and Antisemitism’, as the first in a new series of dialogue events entitled ‘Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes’. The aim of the series is to cover some of the most hotly debated issues within the Jewish community, while … Read More

Kingston synagogues unite for Holocaust education project

Annick Lever at Kingston Liberal Synagogue Holocaust Memorial Day education project

More than 1,000 Kingston school children are attending a joint Holocaust education project run by the Liberal and Orthodox synagogues in the area. Kingston Liberal Synagogue has teamed up with Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue – an Orthodox community that is part of the United Synagogue – for the Holocaust … Read More

Speaking out against antisemitism and persecution of Christians

20 December 2018 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other Christian and Jewish leaders to speak out against the rise of antisemitism in the UK and the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world. Danny was a signatory to a letter in The Times which … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Shabbat on 11/12 January

18 December 2018 Liberal Judaism congregations will join more than 100 communities, synagogues and schools around the UK taking part in the upcoming Head On: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. Taking place on Friday 11 January and Saturday 12 January, the Shabbat aims to raise the profile of mental health and … Read More

Liberal Judaism sessions at Limmud

17 December 2018 If you’re off to Limmud for shabbat or next week then you are in good company, with Liberal Judaism rabbis, officers, members and partners presenting sessions on an eclectic range of topics. Limmud Festival 2018 runs from Friday 21 December to Thursday 27 December in Birmingham and … Read More

[Blog] Lest we forget?

Rabbi Nathan Godleman December 2018 I am writing this month’s column on a flight to Heathrow from Berlin, having spent the last seven days as a guest of the German foreign office. One of five UK-based rabbis, we joined a group of ten Canadians on a tour entitled ‘Jewish Life … Read More

[Blog] Weapons of violence and light

Rabbi Sandra Kviat 5 December 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat spoke at the Civil Service Jewish Network (JNet) Chanukah event and candle lighting, held in London last night. In a powerful speech, Sandra offered a different look at the miracle of Chanukah and spoke about how we can use … Read More

An uplifting day of music south of the river

14 November 2018 Jewish communities from across London gathered at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) for a day of singing and cake eating. Led by Rebekka Wedell, director of music for KLS, the day saw members of South London, Wimbledon, North West Surrey and other synagogues join together to learn music … Read More