Preparing for the High Holy Days and year ahead

Liberal Judaism President Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein September 2018 Moses Ben Abraham of Premsla wrote: “The wise prepare themselves with teshuvah, prayer and charity during the month of Elul”. I started thinking about the coming High Holy Days two weeks earlier than usual, in the middle of Av, to meet … Read More

Northwood & Pinner welcome Cantor Tamara Wolfson

8 August 2018 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue are delighted to welcome a new member to their clergy team. Rabbi Emeritus Dr Andrew Goldstein and Rabbis Aaron Goldstein and Lea Mühlstein are being joined by Cantor Tamara Wolfson (all pictured above). Lea said: “We very much look forward to Tamara’s … Read More

LJY-Netzer announces new movement workers

18 July 2018 LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, is proud to announce its fantastic new movement worker team for 2018/19. Ellie Lawson (pictured centre) is staying on after a very successful year of movement work, and will be joined by Ben Combe (right) and Helen Goldhill (left). Together … Read More

Chair’s Awards winners are shining lights of Liberal Judaism

13 July 2018 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 Chair’s Awards. Handed out every two years, at the Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend, they honour members who have gone above and beyond while serving the movement at a national and/or local level. Winners were nominated by … Read More

Northwood members soak their rabbi for a great cause

4 July 2018 Members of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) raised money to help local homeless and vulnerable people at a special cheder fun day. Activities included games, arts and crafts and, most popular of all, a chance to throw sponges at Rabbi Aaron Goldstein. Aaron said: “The one … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

Kingston Liberal Synagogue celebrates its local councillors

25 June 2018 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a special Shabbat service to honour five of its members who have served, or who have recently been elected, as councillors for all four major English political parties. Kingston members Andrée Frieze (Green Party), Jo Humphreys (Liberal Democrat), Steve Farrer (Conservative Party) … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner looks to the future

21 June 2018 Liberal Judaism has pledged to build an education department and develop its student and young adult programming . Speakers at this year’s Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner talked of the need to raise funds in order to invest in these much-needed projects. Held at the House of Lords, … Read More

Rabbi Charley Baginsky’s Patrons’ Dinner Speech

Rabbi Charley Baginsky 19 June 2018 Liberal Judaism Patrons’ Dinner “I want to begin by thanking Robert for his incredible words tonight. His involvement in communal life and his journey to the commitment to making an impact on society is inspiring. I know too that he is in much demand … Read More

South London Liberal Synagogue appoints full-time rabbi

18 June 2018 Nathan Godleman, who has served South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) as its student minister for the last two years, has been appointed as the synagogue’s full-time rabbi following his ordination. Nathan, a member of Mosaic Liberal Synagogue and a former teacher, began the rabbinic programme at Leo … Read More