Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut 2021 events

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Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of commemoration and celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, featuring an incredible range of speakers and a chance to sing together. Part one of our Yom HaAtzmaut event will take place on Wednesday 14 April … Read More

Statement on JNF plan to buy land in West Bank

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Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism are urging the Jewish National Fund (JNF) not to continue with its plan to buy land in Israel’s West Bank for settlement building. We believe development of settlements endangers the two-state solution to peace in the Middle East. As part of the World Union Progressive … Read More

Progressive Jewish Students to run Careers Month in Feb

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During February, Progressive Jewish Students will be running a Careers Month to inspire and reassure students about their job prospects post-university. UK Ambassador to the Ukraine Melinda Simmons, BBC journalist Tim Franks and CEO of JW3 Raymond Simonson are among the speakers who will be talking to students about their … Read More

Update on Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism funerals

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3 June 2020 The Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors and the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Cantors continue to work together, speaking and consulting in order to ensure that we have joint guidance over funerals that take place under our auspices. We felt that it was necessary to follow … Read More

Our incredibly difficult decision to restrict funeral attendance

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25 March 2020 By the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors Our hearts are broken by the decision which, by now, you may have read or heard. Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism have taken an incredibly difficult decision to restrict the physical attendance at all funerals to solely the rabbi … Read More

More than 100 attend ‘fantastic’ teacher training conference

9 January 2020 More than one hundred Reform and Liberal Judaism cheder and religion school teachers gathered at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue for the organisations’ flagship annual teacher training event. Participants had the opportunity to deepen a range of skills, with sessions selected based on teacher requests and specific development … Read More

Young Progressive Jews unite for refugee project

22 October 2019 Young Liberal and Reform Jews from the UK have spent a week volunteering in Calais and Dunkirk, as part of a team cooking and serving 2,000 meals each day to the refugees there. Nine volunteers from the LJY-Netzer and RSY-Netzer youth movements joined the Refugee Community Kitchen … Read More

Are you ready for university? Read our guide

Progressive Jewish Students Chizuk event

15 September 2019 Are you, or a member of your family, starting your first year of university? Do you still have questions on what to pack, what to expect and how to make the most of it? Then Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) is here for you. PJS – which is … 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

Statement on any Israeli expansion in the West Bank

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11 September 2019 A statement from Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Senior Rabbis of Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism. “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stated intention to annex large swathes of the West Bank is a direct threat to the viability of a two state solution. “Evidence shows that … Read More