Rabbi Janet Darley leads blessing at PinkNews Awards

19 October 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Janet Darley was one of four clergy to lead an interfaith blessing at this year’s PinkNews Awards. Janet was joined on stage by Bishop of Buckingham Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Manchester David Walker and Imam Mohamed Patel. She said: “It was a privilege … Read More

[Sermon] He said, she said

Cantor Tamara Wolfson 6 October 2018 “He said, she said”. It’s an expression, a colloquialism, an anecdote. And recently it’s been plastered across the headlines in light of Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony in advance of Brett Kavanaugh’s impending Supreme Court appointment. In this week’s parashah, Bereishit, we find one of … Read More

New scroll mantle honours leading Essex Liberal Jew

17 September 2018 A new year has meant a new mantle for the Czech Torah Scroll at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS). The new mantle was used for the first time on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779, keeping with the tradition to dress the Torah in white on the … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes new LGBTQI+ guide for schools

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, Chair of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors 7 September 2018 Liberal Judaism welcomes the new guide for Orthodox Jewish schools to improve the wellbeing of LGBTQI+ pupils. Many members of Liberal Jewish families attend these schools, while more still are proud members of both the … Read More

[Blog] An ‘opt out’ organ donation system will save lives

Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism 4 September 2018 The National Health Service (NHS) Blood & Transfusion Service has a national Organ Donation Week – which started on Monday and ends just as Rosh Hashanah begins. The purpose of the campaign is to “raise awareness of the important … Read More

Preparing for the High Holy Days and year ahead

Liberal Judaism President Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein September 2018 Moses Ben Abraham of Premsla wrote: “The wise prepare themselves with teshuvah, prayer and charity during the month of Elul”. I started thinking about the coming High Holy Days two weeks earlier than usual, in the middle of Av, to meet … 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

Leo Baeck College takes learning on the road

7 August 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon led the first step in a new and unique programme from Leo Baeck College. The College’s adult learning programme, the Lehrhaus, has proved hugely popular over the last few years and has now gone ‘on the road’… with Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue … 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