First ever Progressive retreat helps students to reconnect

12 February 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism jointly hosted the first ever Progressively-led Jewish retreat for students as part of a new Alliance for Progressive Judaism initiative. Since the turn of the year, the Liberal and Reform student chaplains, Rabbis Leah Jordan and Daniel Lichman, have teamed up for … Read More

Rabbis unite to fight Israel’s refugee deportation plan

1 February 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Rabbi Charley Baginsky, joined with rabbis from Reform and Masorti Judaism to meet with Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UK and express concern at the country’s plan to deport African migrants. Rabbi Charley organised the meeting where she represented hundreds … Read More

Join our first ever Progressive retreat for students

12 January 2018 Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism will jointly host the first ever Progressively led Jewish retreat for students in the Peak District from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 February. Reconnect: A Retreat for Jewish Students will give participants the chance to escape the mundane and come together to … Read More

More than 150 attend Liberal and Reform teacher training

11 January 2018 More than 150 heads, teachers and assistants attended a joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism training day, held at Leo Baeck College. Organised by Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat and Reform Judaism’s Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, the day featured presenters from both movements and the College, as well … Read More

Join our January teacher training course

11 December 2017 The next Liberal Judaism teacher training course, held in conjunction with Reform Judaism, will take place on 7 January from 10am to 4pm at Leo Baeck College in Finchley. It will include an exciting mix of topics for everyone, from the veteran teacher to the new assistant, … Read More

Farewell events for Rabbi Shulamit

28 November 2017 Kehillah North London will be holding a special service and a farewell evening to say goodbye to Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu. Shulamit has served the congregation – which was formerly called North London Progressive Jewish Community – for the last 14 years. The Shabbat morning service will take … Read More

Northwood full for Balfour centenary event

7 November 2017 More than 150 people attended a special event to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). Hosted by Arzenu UK (formerly Pro-Zion) and the Alliance of Progressive Judaism’s Israel Desk it featured Matthew Gould, Britain’s former ambassador to Israel, in … Read More

Judge Rinder praises ‘heroic’ Progressive movements

2 November 2017 TV star and barrister Robert Rinder has heralded the ‘heroic’ achievements of Liberal and Reform Judaism on LGBTQI+ rights. Speaking at a Service of Celebration, at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, ITV’s Judge Rinder said that the Progressive movements had “paved the way for a new generation who … Read More

Join Judge Rinder at Service of Celebration this Sunday

A special afternoon of celebration and reflection will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, this Sunday (29 October) to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. A Service of Celebration, led by Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis, will … Read More

Israel Update: Women of the Wall subjected to body searches

24 August 2017 Despite an order by the High Court of Justice in Israel banning them, invasive body searches of women at the Western Wall complex in Jerusalem are still being carried out. Daisy Bogod, a young London-based Progressive Jew who works within both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism in … Read More