Update on Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism funerals

Cheshunt Cemetery

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

Edgwarebury Cemetery

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

Liberal Judaism Logo

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

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

NPLS to host ‘Being Jewish Today’ book launch

16 August 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue will host a fascinating discussion on what it means to be Jewish in modern society, featuring some the country’s most senior rabbis. The event is to launch the new book by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, entitled Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues. … Read More

‘A strong democracy is key to realising the Zionist ideal’

31 May 2019 The Executive Board of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) – Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism‘s sister movement in Israel – has resolved to join public protests against legislative measures that would harm the strength and independence of Israel’s legal and justice system stating … Read More