Hear Rabbi Noa Sattath at the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM

8 November 2018 Rabbi Noa Sattath, the director of the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC), will be the special guest speaker before the Pro Zion-Arzenu UK AGM on Sunday 25 November. IRAC is the social justice arm of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the leading civil … Read More

The sounds of Peace mark a special anniversary

Progressive Judaism rabbis with the Peace Drums Youth Band

27 September 2018 More than 100 British Progressive Jews enjoyed a special performance by the Peace Drums Youth Band to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Israel’s Leo Baeck Education Center. The concert was held at Alyth Synagogue in North London – a fitting venue as the late Rabbi Dr Leo … Read More

Statement on demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

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Rabbis Danny Rich & Laura Janner-Klausner 13 September 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism stand united in condemning the Israeli Government’s proposed demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the West Bank, and the forcible transfer of its residents. Despite almost universal international condemnation – including from the … Read More

Get learning for the Jewish New Year

30 August 2018 The Lyons Learning Project has announced its range of exciting Melton learning courses for the rest of 2018. Melton is one of the most important pluralist adult Jewish offerings in the world and is now offered in the heart of London at Lyons, in partnership with Liberal … Read More

Finchley mark Tisha B’Av with powerful play

30 July 2018 More than 70 people were wowed by a performance of Hyam Maccoby’s play The Disputation, staged by members of Finchley Progressive Synagogue (FPS). The play is a powerful re-enactment of the Barcelona Disputation of 1263, when Rabbi Moses ben Nachman (later known as Nachmanides) was pitted against … Read More

Join us for the High Holy Days… wherever you are

26 July 2018 Liberal Judaism has once again teamed up with Reform Judaism for the upcoming High Holy Days to make sure that every Progressive Jew has a home for their Jewish story over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Any member of a Liberal or Reform community who cannot attend … Read More

Chuppah protest highlights call for equality in Israel

24 July 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis came together with Reform and Masorti colleagues to erect a chuppah outside of the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest last week’s detention of an Israeli Conservative (Masorti) rabbi for performing non-Orthodox weddings. The British rabbis smashed a glass – the symbolic ritual that … Read More

Progressive Jews unite against Israel’s Basic Law Bill

17 July 2018 Liberal Judaism and other Progressive Zionist groups have called on the Israeli government to drop the “dangerous” Basic Law Bill currently being considered by the country’s Knesset (Parliament). Working with other groups, including Reform Judaism, we yesterday delivered a strongly-worded letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UK … Read More

Two new Liberal rabbis ordained in moving ceremony

10 July 2018 Two new Progressive rabbis have been ordained by Leo Baeck College in a moving ceremony at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. Rabbi Nathan Godleman and Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein (pictured above with Dr Jeremy Schonfield) were ordained by Leo Baeck College’s dean, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, after spending five … Read More

‘Stronger’ Leo Baeck maintaining its supply of rabbis

Simon Rocker 1 July 2018 The Jewish Chronicle Students at the Progressive academy are making an impact in the UK and beyond. Leo Baeck College is “stronger than ever”, its new chairman Jill Todd told guests at its annual dinner. Since the Progressive rabbinic academy opened in 1956, more than … Read More