[Blog] Uniting Brighton & Hove in social action

Michael Austin It is not often today that something can unite different synagogues, churches and all the political parties; but that is what is happening now in Brighton and Hove, thanks to Citizens Brighton and Hove. Five years ago Brighton Council closed the toilet facility at Hove Cemetery North which … Read More

Please #ShowUpForShabbat on October 25/26

8 September 2019 Liberal Judaism is urging its members to #ShowUpForShabbat on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October… and bring friends of all faiths and none with you. The initiative started last year after the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when 11 congregants were murdered at … Read More

Save the date: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

20 August 2019 Jami’s Mental Health Awareness Shabbat will take place on Friday 31 January / Saturday 1 February 2020. It aims to raise the profile of mental health in the Jewish community and to give a focal point for mental health and wellbeing activities. It provides an opportunity to … Read More

Attend a High Holy Days service wherever you are

1 August 2019 We know that our members often find themselves away from home over the High Holy Days, whether visiting family in a different part of the country or on holiday in a different part of the world. That is why we ensure that, as part of the World … 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

Disability Awareness Shabbat on May 11

1 May 2019 Saturday 11 May will mark the first ever Disability Awareness Shabbat, which is being organised by Jewish Blind & Disabled to coincide with the charity’s 50th anniversary. It seeks to raise awareness of the challenges and issues that face people who are physically disabled or vision impaired … Read More

Focus on wellbeing at Progressive Jewish Students retreat

1 April 2019 Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) have just held their first Reconnect Retreat in the Peak District’s Hope Valley. The residential weekend was a getaway for students looking to connect with their Jewish identity through spiritual practice and Jewish learning. Students experienced musical Shabbat services, country walks, meals and … Read More

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