Liberal Judaism welcomes new WUPJ president

18 September 2019 Liberal Judaism has welcomed Rabbi David Saperstein as the new president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). David is the long-time director of the American Reform Movement’s acclaimed Religious Action Center (RAC) and served as US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration. … Read More

[Blog] Uniting Brighton & Hove in social action

Michael Austin It is not often today that something can unite different synagogues, churches and all the political parties; but that is what is happening now in Brighton and Hove, thanks to Citizens Brighton and Hove. Five years ago Brighton Council closed the toilet facility at Hove Cemetery North which … Read More

Key voices in faith schools debate to speak at LJ event

13 September 2019 The panel for Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes event on faith schools will feature important voices on both sides of the argument. The debate – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. … Read More

NPLS featured in report on faith groups tackling loneliness

10 September 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue has featured in a new report from FaithAction on the ways in which faith groups are working to tackle loneliness and isolation. The report describes how NPLS “is a community finding innovative ways to address loneliness throughout its membership”. It notes that … Read More

Readings and reflections for every day of Ellul

3 September 2019 We have just entered Ellul, the month preceding Tishri in which the festivals of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah are celebrated. For Jews, including Liberal Jews, Ellul has become a period of self-reflection and repentance. But many find it difficult to find inspiration. … Read More

Rabbi Danny Rich on the Jewish Views Podcast

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3 September 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has given the Rabbinic Thought for the Month on the September 2019 edition of The Jewish Views Podcast. Speaking on the popular show, which is presented in association with JW3, Danny looks ahead to the coming High Holy Days and … Read More

Teacher training: Preparing for the High Holies

28 August 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Reform Judaism for a special teacher training course as we head into the High Holy Days period. Titled ‘Preparing for the High Holies’, the training comprises of three sessions and is open to assistants, teachers, heads and anyone who works in … Read More