Liberal rabbis attend European Shabbaton and Kallah

Progressive Rabbis at the ERA Kallah in Rome

27 May 2019 A number of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism rabbis from the UK attended the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Shabbaton and European Rabbinic Assembly (ERA) Kallah in Rome. The ERA is chaired by Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel, who represented Liberal Judaism along with Rabbis Dr Andrew … Read More

Rabbi Dr David Goldberg: An appreciation

Rabbi Danny Rich 2 May 2019 The Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Dr David Goldberg OBE approached dying as he lived life: with integrity, realism, mischief, intellectual fascination and a degree of planning. He faced his death without self-pity, and, with the support of his wife of nearly fifty years, Carole. His … Read More

Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration programme

30 April 2019 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the full programme for this year’s Day of Celebration, which takes place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Sunday 23 June. You can read the programme by clicking here. Our flagship event of 2019, the Day of Celebration will focus … Read More

A tribute to Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l

25 April 2019 Tributes from all over the Jewish community, and beyond, have poured in for Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE – who passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, aged 93. In the words of his children, Harry “was clear-minded to the end and faced this head-on, … Read More

Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l: “…the archetypal mensch”

April 2019 Many from Liberal Judaism and beyond have shared their memories of Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l, some of which have been collected below. If you’d like to submit your memories of Rabbi Harry please email pr@liberaljudaism.org. Click here to read more about Rabbi Harry. “I will always remember Harry … Read More

Interfaith award for Peterborough’s Di Nicholas

8 April 2019 Di Nicholas of Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community received a Civic Award from Peterborough City Council for her contribution to developing interfaith relations in the city. Di – who was presented with the award by the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough – has had a huge impact locally … Read More

A weekend of moving inductions for Cantor Tamara Wolfson

19 March 2019 Cantor Tamara Wolfson was formally inducted to her two communities, Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) and Kehillah North London, in a weekend of special events. A Friday evening induction service took place at NPLS and was led by Rabbis Andrew Goldstein, Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein … Read More

LJY-Netzer announces 2019-2020 movement worker team

13 February 2019 Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, has announced its new team of movement workers. Francesca Kurlansky of South London Liberal Synagogue, Jacob Swirsky of Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and Rosa Slater of Finchley Progressive Synagogue will all take up their posts at the start of August. Movement … Read More

Discover the fascinating story of world’s first female rabbi

29 January 2019 Rabbi Regina Jonas will be the subject in the first of a new series of Shabbat talks at West Central Liberal Synagogue (WCLS). Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, will lead the lunch time session and tell the story of the Berlin-born Jewish scholar who became … Read More

[Report] Liberal Judaism Shabbat is a huge success

24 January 2019 Liberal Judaism communities across the UK celebrated Liberal Judaism Shabbat, as rabbis swapped pulpits for the weekend. Timed to coincide with the yahrzeit of Lily Montagu, one of our movement’s founders, many of the country’s most senior rabbis took part. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, … Read More