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

Statement on demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

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Rabbis Danny Rich & Laura Janner-Klausner 13 September 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism stand united in condemning the Israeli Government’s proposed demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank, and the forcible transfer of its residents. Despite almost universal international condemnation – including from the … Read More

Liberal youth hike Israel’s Mount Tzfachot for charity

Young Liberal Jews at the top of Mount Tzfachot

13 August 2018 Members of Liberal Jewish youth movement LJY-Netzer hiked to one of the highest points in Israel to raise money for orphans and neglected children in the country. The LJY group took on the challenge of climbing Mount Tzfachot to raise funds for the Carmiel Youth Village, a … Read More

[Blog] Nation State Law is a dangerous political gesture

Rabbi Danny Rich 12 August 2018 As the summer really took hold in Israel, the temperature in the Knesset rose dramatically as ‘Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People’ (INSJP) became part of the Israel’s effective constitution by 62 votes to 55. On the surface, it appears to … Read More

Chuppah protest highlights call for equality in Israel

24 July 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis came together with Reform and Masorti colleagues to erect a chuppah outside of the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest last week’s detention of an Israeli Conservative (Masorti) rabbi for performing non-Orthodox weddings. The British rabbis smashed a glass – the symbolic ritual that … Read More