Renowned musicians to play fundraising concert

11 August 2017 A special fundraising concert to mark 115 years of Liberal Judaism will be held at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), St John’s Wood, on November 23. It will feature renowned pianist
 David Dolan and his guests, critically acclaimed flautist Abigail Dolan (pictured above with David) and cellist … Read More

LJY-Netzer launches pronoun badges for camp

8 August 2017 Leaders at LJY-Netzer’s Machaneh Kadimah summer camp will each wear a badge, showing which pronoun they want to be used by others. The idea came about after feedback that those who are transgender or non-binary can often find it uncomfortable to keep explaining which pronoun they prefer. … Read More

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein is new Rabbinic Conference chair

31 July 2017 Rabbi Aaron Goldstein is the new chair of Liberal Judaism’s Rabbinic Conference, after being unanimously voted into the role by his peers. Aaron succeeds previous co-chairs Rabbis Alexandra Wright and Richard Jacobi, and takes on the prestigious position once held by his father, and current Liberal Judaism … Read More

Rabbi Dr Dalia Marx joins lunchtime study session

27 July 2017 Rabbi Dr Dalia Marx, a visiting academic from Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, led a special Mishnah study session at Liberal Judaism’s London head office. Dalia took a group of 10 people through two texts, one from Pirkei Avot and one from Berachot, leading into a discussion … Read More

LJ’s Shaan speaks to PM about LGBTQI+ rights

21 July 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Shaan Knan spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May at a 10 Downing Street reception to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Shaan highlighted Liberal Judaism’s trailblazing LGBTQI+ work; especially the oral history projects which he manages. Shaan said: “I mentioned how our movement led the way on … Read More

Kabbalat Torah celebration in East London

20 July 2017 The community at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue have enjoyed their first Kabbalat Torah celebration – as a group of 15-year-olds led a fun and spiritual service. Unique to Liberal Judaism, Kabbalat Torah is a two year programme leading on from bar/batmitzvah. At the age of … Read More