[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

Learn to speak Hebrew at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue

Hebrew Ulpan course at ELELS

16 February 2020 Thinking of your resolutions for 2020? How about learning to speak Hebrew? This is the opportunity being offered by East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue. In a first for the region, the community – based in South Woodford – will be opening an Ulpan class running for … Read More

El Al crew enjoy Friday night dinner in Northwood

9 December 2019 Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) welcomed four El Al crew members for a Friday night dinner with a twist. In a role reversal, Adar, Anat, Maya and Estie were served the food and drink during their one-night layover in London. Socialising with more than 60 NPLS … Read More

Join our Liberal and Reform Judaism teacher training day

21 November 2019 Do you want to learn how to teach your cheder/religion school students about the Holocaust in a sensitive way? Or maybe you wish to know more about using games as a teaching tool or introducing mindfulness into the classroom? Then make sure to register for the next … Read More

Israeli and Palestinian peace activists speak at KLS

Kingston In

2 October 2019 By Rebecca Singerman-Knight Around 100 people attended an event at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) to hear two peace activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for reconciliation.  The event was co-hosted with St Mary’s Church, Long Ditton and was attended by the … Read More

Former LJY-Netzer leader is new UJIA CEO

Mandie Winston

1 October 2019 Liberal Judaism has welcomed the appointment of former LJY-Netzer youth leader Mandie Winston as the new CEO of UJIA. Mandie becomes the first ever woman to hold the role, which she will take up in January. She was raised in London and is remembered as a popular … Read More

Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank

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11 September 2019 A statement from Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Senior Rabbis of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stated intention to annex large swathes of the West Bank is a direct threat to the viability of a two state solution. “Evidence shows that … Read More