Israeli Ambassador helps celebrate Czech connection at NPLS

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 6 June 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) has, for 40 years, had an annual Czech/Slovak Memorial Shabbat to record the time that Jews from its Torah towns were deported to the concentration camps (mainly Terezin) in 1942. This year the anniversary came a day … Read More

‘A strong democracy is key to realising the Zionist ideal’

IMPJ campaign

31 May 2019 The Executive Board of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism‘s sister movement in Israel – has resolved to join public protests against legislative measures that would harm the strength and independence of Israel’s legal and justice system stating … Read More

Bereaved Israeli and Palestinian parents speak at SLLS

Bassam and Robi of the Bereaved Families Forum

11 March 2019 By Rabbi Nathan Godleman South London Liberal Synagogue South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) in Streatham welcomed Bassam and Robi (pictured) from the Bereaved Families Forum, along with organiser, Sana, on Saturday 9 March. Of the forty or more people present after the service, who can forget their … Read More

Alliance for Progressive Judaism statement on Otzma Yehudit

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27 February 2019 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism joins religious and community leaders from across the spectrum, both in Israel and the Diaspora, in condemning Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to govern with an extremist party. Otzma Yehudit’s views are fundamentally opposed to Israel’s founding values, as well as … Read More

Tu BiShvat 5779

Rabbi Ofek Meir 15 January 2019 Originally posted on ReformJudaism.org Planting “Trees” to Fulfill the Dream of Israel’s Founders Tu BiShvat is known as the Jewish Arbor Day, and as such, it’s the time each year when Israeli school children plant trees. Perhaps it’s no coincidence, then, that it was … Read More