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

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

A retreat for Progressive Jewish student to Reconnect

Progressive Jewish Students Chizuk event

6 March 2019 Do you want to escape the stresses of university, coursework and exams? Then join us for the relaxing and inspiring Reconnect retreat especially for Progressive Jewish students, being held from 22-24 March in the Peak District (nearest station: Manchester Piccadilly). Reconnect gives Progressive Jewish students the chance … Read More

Alliance for Progressive Judaism statement on Otzma Yehudit

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27 February 2019 The Alliance for Progressive Judaism joins religious and community leaders from across the spectrum, both in Israel and the Diaspora, in condemning Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to govern with an extremist party. Otzma Yehudit’s views are fundamentally opposed to Israel’s founding values, as well as … Read More

Statement about events at University of Essex

Rabbi Daniel Lichman, Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students 21 February 2019 Progressive Jewish Students echoes the UJS in their disappointment at the events around the recent vote regarding the establishment of a Jewish Society at the University of Essex. We know how key it is to have Jewish representation on … Read More