Join us for morning prayers on Monday (27 Feb)

17 February 2017 Liberal Judaism will hold its second monthly Monday morning services and Tuesday lunchtime study sessions for its staff, members and friends this Monday (27 Feb). The service will take place at 17 Lyonsdown Avenue, EN5 1DU due to the unexpected closure of the Montagu Centre after a … Read More

[Guest Blog] Calling the Church of England to account on LGBT issues

15 February 2017 Liberal Judaism has long recognised the importance of providing a truly inclusive religious home for its members. It draws no distinction between people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, be they congregants or Rabbis. We offer our support and thoughts to the Church of England … Read More

Liberal Jew to co-chair next year’s Limmud

14 January 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Abigail Jacobi (pictured, right) has been named as co-chair of Limmud Conference 2017. Working alongside Anna Lawton (pictured, left), Abigail will be responsible for the overall event through the management of the team who make it happen. Abigail said: “Anna and I are really excited … Read More

[Blog] Empowering Progressive Jewish youth worldwide

Hannah Stephenson 7 February 2017 This year I travelled to Israel for Netzer Veidah, along with LJY-Netzer movement worker and my long-time best friend Hannah. Netzer Veidah is a space for 14 sniffim (branches) from around the globe to come together and discuss the next steps for the worldwide Progressive … Read More

Rabbi Danny condemns medieval game playing in Charedi community

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30 January 2017 Statement from Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism. Liberal Judaism heard with great concern of the decision of Judge Jackson in case of J -v- B yesterday. While the judge had a difficult decision to make in interests of the welfare of … Read More

Rabbis discuss future at LBC 60th anniversary event

30 January 2017 Five of the country’s leading Progressive rabbis – representing Liberal, Reform and Masorti Judaism – came to Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in Wanstead for a special panel debate to mark the 60th anniversary of Leo Baeck College (LBC). Liberal Judaism was represented by Rabbi Richard Jacobi, who … Read More

South London refugee flat plan hits the headlines

24 January 2017 South London Liberal Synagogue’s plan to turn part of the shul into a flat to house a refugee family has made headlines across the UK and Israel. The Observer ran a lengthy article in this Sunday’s newspaper, which is also available on the website. South London Chair … Read More

Rabbi Anna Gerrard painting to be featured in ‘Faith’ exhibit

15 January 2017 A painting of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Anna Gerrard will hang in Gloucester Cathedral throughout January and February, as part of an exhibition entitled ‘Faith’. Artist Russell Haines (pictured with Anna and her portrait) has spent the last 18 months producing 37 large portraits for the exhibition, which … Read More

A statement on the Jerusalem terrorist attack

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8 January 2017 A statement from Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Charley Baginsky on the terrorist attack in Jerusalem, earlier today, that killed four soldiers and injured a dozen others: We were all saddened by the news of this most recent terror attack. Happening in Jerusalem, a place so familiar to many … Read More

Liberal Jewish youth promise to ‘Reclaim Zionism’ in 2017

5 January 2017 Members of LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, have chosen ‘Reclaiming Zionism’ as their Theme of the Year for 2017. The theme was picked at LJY-Netzer’s annual decision-making event, Veidah, which sees the movement’s members, aged 15 upwards, decide the direction in which they want to … Read More