[Sermon] ‘We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden’

Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah Erev Yom Kippur – 8 October 2019 We have arrived at the final long day of the aseret y’mei t’shuvah, the ‘ten days of returning’. It has become commonplace to use the metaphor of journeying. In the context of this most sacred season of the Jewish … Read More

Liberal rabbi named as one of London’s most influential figures

7 October 2019 Rabbi Alex Wright, the senior rabbi of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS), has been hailed by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in London. Alex appeared in the Faith section of the newspaper’s Progress 1000 countdown, which serves to spotlight and celebrate those … Read More

[Sermon] Let’s start listening to children

Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah Rosh Hashanah – 30 September 2019 During the past year, there has been much to cause us dismay – even despair – from the ongoing Brexit shenanigans through our growing awareness of the threat of environmental catastrophe. But there have been signs of hope, too. Hope … Read More

A fierce but friendly debate on faith schools

24 September 2019 Panellists and audience members clashed over faith schools in a fiery but good-natured debate in the latest of Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes dialogue events. Chaired by sociologist and author Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, the evening saw a frank exchange of views from experts on all sides of the … Read More

Brighton welcome Strictly star for cross-communal event

19 September 2019 Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue were delighted to welcome Rob Rinder – star of Strictly Come Dancing and Judge Rinder – to speak at a cross-communal gathering at the synagogue on Sunday. Rob spoke about what his Jewish inheritance from his family means to him and why … Read More

Humanists UK dialogue officer joins our faith schools debate

Jeremy Rodell

16 September 2019 Jeremy Rodell, the dialogue officer for Humanists UK, is the fourth and final panellist to be announced for this week’s Liberal Judaism Hot Potatoes debate on faith schools. Jeremy has been a school speaker for both Humanists UK and the Faith & Belief Forum for many years. … Read More

Key voices in faith schools debate to speak at LJ event

13 September 2019 The panel for Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes event on faith schools will feature important voices on both sides of the argument. The debate – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. … Read More

Please #ShowUpForShabbat on October 25/26

8 September 2019 Liberal Judaism is urging its members to #ShowUpForShabbat on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October… and bring friends of all faiths and none with you. The initiative started last year after the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when 11 congregants were murdered at … 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