Buy your Liberal Judaism books at a bargain price

Rabbi John Rayner book

Liberal Judaism is having a book sale, with prices as low as £2.50. The sale includes works by some of the most celebrated Jewish leaders and thinkers including Rabbi John Rayner, Rabbi Sidney Brichto, Rabbi Dr David Goldberg, Rabbi Dr Barbara Borts, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh, Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, … Read More

‘Inherited Jewish status can be gained from any parent’

Jewish News piece by Rebecca

By Rabbi Rebecca Birk, Finchley Progressive Synagogue Writing in The Jewish News One of the many things that sets Progressive Judaism apart from the other branches of Judaism is our approach to Jewish status. In British Progressive Judaism, a child is able to gain inherited Jewish status if any parent is … Read More

Read March/April 2024 edition of LJ Today

LJ Today March April 2024

The latest edition of LJ Today – Liberal Judaism’s bi-monthly magazine – is out now, in both print and online formats. In this new issue, we look at the steps taken in 2024 as Liberal Judaism and the Movement for Reform Judaism move towards unifying as one Progressive Judaism for … Read More

First Aid training for Progressive Jewish communities

First Aid Medical Services

We will be running a fully certified Emergency First Aid at Work course on Wednesday 13 March with priority given to members of Liberal and Reform communities. It will take place at the Sternberg Centre, Finchley, with arrival from 9am for a prompt 9:30am start. The day will run until … Read More

New Reform Judaism Machzor ready for High Holy Days

The new Reform Judaism High Holy Days Machzor, that has been 10 years in the making, is now available for order. The revised and modernised prayer book was produced by an Editorial Group of clergy (pictured top) – including Group Chair Rabbi Mark Goldsmith and Joint Editors Rabbi Paul Freedman … Read More

Joyce’s quiz breaks new record in support for Macmillan

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue (BPS) member Joyce Rothschild has produced a record breaking result with her annual quiz in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This year’s outing raised a mammoth £23,861 – its most yet – taking the running total to £275,058 for cancer charities. Having now taken place for 27 … Read More

Pioneer Rabbi Jackie Tabick celebrated on canvas at Oaks Lane

Oaks Lane Reform Synagogue unveiled a portrait of Rabbi Dr Jackie Tabick – Britain’s first ever woman rabbi – at a special Shabbat service to celebrate almost 50 years since her ordination. Rabbi Jackie grew up in the community when it was known as South West Essex & Settlement Reform … Read More

The Liberal Synagogue Elstree strengthens Krakow ties

The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE) welcomed a special guest from Krakow, Poland, and heard about the resurgence of Jewish life in the city. Jonathan Ornstein from The Jewish Community Centre (JCC) in Krakow was the guest speaker at TLSE’s Shabbat service, where he was presented with a donation for almost … Read More

Progressive clergy speak out against rise in antisemitism

Progressive Jewish leaders have spoken out once more to highlight the frightening rise in antisemitism since the 7 October terrorist attacks. Clergy have been responding to the latest CST figures, which recorded 4,103 antisemitic incidents in the UK in 2023 – the highest total ever reported to the CST in … Read More