LJS First World War archive featured in Jewish Chronicle

15 February 2017 The Jewish Chronicle newspaper has run a three-page feature on a major historical find at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS). The virtually unseen archive from 1914-1918, belonging to the LJS, has been brought into public view for the first time in a century. It is running on … Read More

Ten-year-old shofar blower answers Elstree shul’s SOS

21 October 2016 The Jewish Chronicle When The Liberal Synagogue Elstree’s regular shofar blower was unavailable, Rabbi Pete Tobias asked: “Is there a blower in the house? Everyone shook their heads and I thought we were in trouble.” But 10-year-old Tia Boulton stepped into the breach, having been volunteered by … Read More

Jewish schools: End of 50 per cent cap is a bad idea

Rabbi Danny Rich 16 September 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Leadership is sometimes about the difficulty between principle and practice, the balance between maintaining one’s pure values and the pragmatism of working with others to achieve the possible. The question of faith schools for the Liberal Jew may be such a scenario. … Read More

‘Intermarriage is not only inevitable, it can be a blessing’

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein 14 July 2016 The Jewish Chronicle Intermarriage in the UK is broadly stable at just over a quarter of the Jewish population and those that marry non-Jews are less likely to bring up their children as Jewish than those that marry Jews. These are the headline findings of the … Read More

Brexit: Now we must avoid narrow nationalism

Rabbi Danny Rich 24 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Whether you were a Brexiter or part of the large minority who voted Remain, you participated in an historic moment – certainly in the story of the United Kingdom, and possibly of greater significance for the future structure of Europe. … Read More

The woman who died without mourners

Lianne Kolirin 16 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Liberal rabbis have launched a campaign to recruit a minyan for the stone-setting of a woman who died with no next of kin.   Rita Fishman was buried three years ago with no mourners present at her funeral.   Little is … Read More

Children who followed their fathers into the pulpit

Rosa Doherty 16 June 2016 The Jewish Chronicle   Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein and his son Rabbi Aaron Goldstein feature in a Father’s Day piece which talks to three families where children have followed their fathers into the pulpit and become rabbis – the other families featured are; Rabbi Yisroel … Read More