Watch Women of the Wall’s Sukkot event with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

Women of the Wall event

Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Lea Mühlstein was one of seven ushpizot (honoured guests) at Women of the Wall’s special Sukkot event last night. Taking place via Zoom, the event celebrated the female figures who have inspired us. Each guest was asked to pick a Jewish value that was important to them, … Read More

Education Hub: African Asylum Seekers in Israel (July 15)

Education Hub 15 July

9 July 2020 This Wednesday (15 July) at 6.30pm our Education Hub will explore the topic of ‘African Asylum Seekers in Israel’. In this session, we will talk about the incredible work done by the NGOs Mesila and Kuchinate – as well as have the opportunity to hear first-hand testimony … Read More

WATCH Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes: Annexation 101

Hot Potatoes Annexation - landscape

19 June 2020 It’s difficult to have a conversation right now about Israel without the topic of annexation coming up. But what exactly is it and what does it mean? How does it differ from the current situation? How does it differ from the situation in Gaza and other parts … Read More

Watch our Liberal Zionism Hot Potatoes discussion

Hot Potatoes Liberal Zionism

6 May 2020 Liberal Judaism’s latest Hot Potatoes panel debate took place on Wednesday 6 May at 7pm and tackled the question of whether there is a future for Liberal Zionism. You can watch the debate by using the video player below. Benjamin Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for many … Read More

Watch our conversation with the Israeli Ambassador

Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev in conversation

Thursday 23 April Liberal Judaism is proud to have presented a conversation with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mark Regev, earlier today. The Ambassador spoke live to Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy and Partnerships Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Officer with Responsibility for Israel and the Diaspora Graham Carpenter, as … Read More

[Blog] Inside the Leo Baeck Education Centre

Suzy Gold 27 February 2020 Recently I was fortunate enough to visit Leo Baeck Education Centre (LBEC) in Haifa. Having spent time acquainting myself with the website, I felt prepared and knew what to expect. Reading about an unparalleled, forward-thinking establishment in northern Israel sounded little less than a utopian … Read More

Valentine’s special at Liberal Jewish Synagogue Film Club

An Israeli Love Story

6 February 2020 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) Film Club returns next week with a special screening to mark Valentine’s Day. The club will show An Israeli Love Story, directed by Dan Wolman, on Wednesday 12 February from 7pm. The film – which is in Hebrew with English subtitles – … Read More

[Opinion] Rabbi Lea comments on Trump’s peace plan

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein 29 January 2020 In Hebrew the word for peace, shalom, is closely related to the word for whole, shalem. From this we learn that in order for us to achieve peace, each side involved in the conflict needs to be able to regain a sense of wholeness. … Read More

Exhibition to honour Slovak who saved 1,300 Jews opens in UK

27 January 2020 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue was the venue for the British launch of the Slovakian Embassy’s exhibition ‘Aron Grünhut – Rescuer of the Jews and Human Rights Defender’. Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, the Ambassador of Slovakia Lubomir Rehak, together with the Deputy Ambassador of Israel Sharon Bar-Li, … Read More