Why Progressive Judaism exists by Rabbi Richard Jacobi

This sermon was given by Rabbi Richard Jacobi at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5784: When we welcomed in the new year and announced its number, 5784, I’m pretty sure that no-one here thought that we were stating that the world is celebrating its … Read More

Rosh Hashanah message from Progressive Judaism CEOs

Rosh Hashanah greeting

A Rosh Hashanah message from Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Rabbi Josh Levy, the CEOs of Liberal and Reform Judaism: The Yamim Noraim are a time for reflection; for pressing pause to think back on the year that has passed and imagine what the next year might bring. This year, reviewing … Read More

Online High Holy Days with The Honeycomb Project

Rabbi Judith Levitt

With the High Holy Days just around the corner, The Honeycomb Project is offering interactive virtual services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. To register, please click here. Partnering with the inclusive online community group ‘Abraham & Sarah’s Tent’, it aims to offer a sense of community both here in … Read More

New Progressive rabbi ordained by Leo Baeck College

Rabbi Dr Kamila Kopřivová

Leo Baeck College (LBC) ordained a new rabbi in a service held at Westminster Synagogue. More than 160 people attended in person with a further 100 watching live on Zoom. Rabbi Dr Kamila Kopřivová (pictured) was born in the Czech Republic. Before completing her rabbinic training at Leo Baeck College, … Read More

Read September/October 2023 edition of LJ Today

LJ Today Sep Oct 2023

The brand new edition of LJ Today – Liberal Judaism’s bi-monthly magazine – is out now in both print and online editions. In this jam-packed issue you will read about York’s first rabbi in 800 years, the Friday Night Rock Service’s 10th anniversary tour, our EcoJudaism Award winners and LJY-Netzer’s Israel … Read More

Join our free media masterclasses for communities

Simon Rothstein and Graham Miller

Liberal Judaism and The Movement for Reform Judaism are proud to announce a series of ‘Monday media masterclasses’, open to all members free of charge. Hosted by Simon Rothstein, Graham Miller (pictured) and Jess Mindel of the Progressive Judaism comms team, along with guest speakers, they will provide communities and … Read More

Statement on meeting with Israel Minister of Diaspora Affairs

LJ Statement Logo Star

A joint statement from the Movement for Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism: After discussions with our partners in Israel, our CEOs – Rabbi Josh Levy and Rabbi Charley Baginsky – have decided to accept an invitation to meet with Israel Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Amichai Chikli. Our movements contain thousands … Read More

Meet the new class at Leo Baeck College

Rachel Berkson

Leo Baeck College (LBC) will welcome five new students onto its rabbinical programme in September 2023. From an eclectic mix of backgrounds, LBC’s latest cohort includes a molecular biologist, an artist activist and a former civil servant who is also a professional musician. LBC is a pre-eminent institution of Jewish … Read More