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

Young Progressive Israelis make Limmud history

Leo Baeck Education Centre students at Limmud

14 January 2019 Israeli high school pupils made a small piece of Limmud Festival history, by becoming the first teenagers from the country to take part in the UK’s biggest celebration of Jewish learning and culture. Six students from the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa, led by Rabbi Oded … Read More

Explore Israel and Europe with LJY-Netzer this summer

13 December 2018 LJY-Netzer is delighted to announce the details of this summer’s Israel Tour and Kayitz Tzuf Europe Tour. LJY-Netzer’s Israel Tour, which begins on 14 July, is a trip down the length and breadth one of the most fascinating and complicated countries on the planet for those in … Read More

Hear Rabbi Noa Sattath at the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM

8 November 2018 Rabbi Noa Sattath, the director of the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC), will be the special guest speaker before the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM on Sunday 25 November. IRAC is the social justice arm of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the leading civil … Read More

Celebrate the centenary and legacy of Chaim Herzog

16 October 2018 A special Kabbalat Shabbat service and Friday night dinner are being held this Friday (October 19) to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog. The event is being organised by Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, West London Synagogue and the … Read More

New Jewish exhibition tells the story of loss and rediscovery

3 October 2018 A member of Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community (GLJC) has put together a new exhibition of work by Jewish artists which explore the struggle and challenge of living a life fully. Titled Life, it will run at the Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BB, from Wednesday … Read More

The sounds of Peace mark a special anniversary

Progressive Judaism rabbis with the Peace Drums Youth Band

27 September 2018 More than 100 British Progressive Jews enjoyed a special performance by the Peace Drums Youth Band to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Israel’s Leo Baeck Education Center. The concert was held at Alyth Synagogue in North London – a fitting venue as the late Rabbi Dr Leo … Read More

Shnat Experience Day gives a taste of Israel gap year

26 September 2018 Ten young Liberal Jews took part in LJY-Netzer’s Shnat Experience event, getting a flavour of what it is like to spend a gap year in Israel. The group spent the day living, cooking and working together – as well as learning more about the Shnat Netzer programme. … Read More