Join our February training to help develop your community

6 February 2018 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Citizens UK for a unique training course at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) on February 24 and 25, which will teach some of the key concepts, skills and tools of community organising. This is a course designed for people who … Read More

Young leaders wanted for EUPJ Biennial in Prague

23 January 2018 This year’s European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ) Biennial Conference in Prague will feature a special Next Generation Leadership Seminar. The EUPJ is looking for people between the ages of 22 and 35, who are interested in or currently hold a leadership role in a European Progressive … Read More

More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

LJY-Netzer leader Lauren wins global student award

5 January 2017 LJY Netzer’s Lauren Keiles won the Emerging Jewish Leadership Award at the annual World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) ceremony. Lauren picked up the coveted prize at the event, which was held on the final day of the WUJS Congress. She also picked up the Interfaith Award … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich to take six month sabbatical from January

Rabbi Danny Rich

14 December 2017 In his 13th year as Liberal Judaism’s chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich is taking his contractual rabbinic sabbatical. Danny, who is also Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, will be on sabbatical for six months starting from 1 January 2018. His duties will be split among relevant members of … Read More

Farewell events for Rabbi Shulamit

28 November 2017 Kehillah North London will be holding a special service and a farewell evening to say goodbye to Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. Shulamit has served the congregation – which was formerly called North London Progressive Jewish Community – for the last 14 years. The Shabbat morning service will take … Read More

Happy birthday Peter – Essex life president turns 90!

25 October 2017 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) held a special celebratory service to mark the 90th birthday of life president Peter Benscher. The service was led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, Student Rabbi Daniela Touati and Rabbi Harry Jacobi, vice president of Liberal Judaism and a long-time friend … Read More

Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel inducted at Kingston

16 October 2017 Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel promised to bring his passion for Jewish tradition, interest in people and desire to teach and learn to Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), as he was inducted as the community’s new rabbi. Dignitaries at the special service included the Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Rachael … Read More

[Video] Meet our concert performers – Thomas Carroll

12 October 2017 Each week we are profiling one of the performers at Liberal Judaism’s first ever fundraising concert, which will take place on the evening of Thursday November 23 at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood. After last week’s look at David Dolan, this week we are pleased … Read More

[Video] Meet our concert performers – David Dolan

5 October 2017 Liberal Judaism’s first ever fundraising concert will take place on the evening of Thursday November 23 at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood. Thomas Carroll (Cello), Abigail Dolan (Flute) and David Dolan (Piano) will present ‘Beyond Text: Interpretation as Meaning’ – an evening of classical improvisation … Read More