#ShowUpForShabbat in solidarity with Pittsburgh

Liberal Judaism is proud to support the international #ShowUpForShabbat initiative, showing solidarity against hatred and honouring the memory of those who died in the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Joining all denominations of Judaism, from all around the world, we are asking for Liberal Jews, … Read More

Ba’alei Tefillah group enjoy learning weekend

24 October 2018 Twelve participants from nine Liberal communities gathered in Birmingham for three days of intensive learning as part of Liberal Judaism’s celebrated Ba’alei Tefillah course. The two year-long programme, currently in its fifth cohort, trains lay leaders to conduct prayer services in their communities. Those taking part learn … Read More

Keynote speaker for fundraising dinner announced

18 October 2018 Liberal Judaism is delighted to announce that Julia Middleton (pictured) will be the keynote speaker at our fundraising dinner on Tuesday 27 November. Julia is the founder and CEO of Common Purpose, one of the world’s biggest leadership development organisations. She is passionate about helping people to … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich calls for ‘civilised debate’ in our community

Rabbi Danny Rich 6 September 2018 The Jewish News Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, has criticised the Jewish community for its inability to tolerate difference within – and called for the return of civilised debate as we enter 5779. You can read Danny’s thoughts, published as … Read More

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