Explore Israel and Europe with LJY-Netzer this summer

13 December 2018 LJY-Netzer is delighted to announce the details of this summer’s Israel Tour and Kayitz Tzuf Europe Tour. LJY-Netzer’s Israel Tour, which begins on 14 July, is a trip down the length and breadth one of the most fascinating and complicated countries on the planet for those in … Read More

When Harry blessed Harry

11 December 2018 Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE had the honour of blessing his great-grandson and namesake, Harry Newham, during a celebratory baby naming and blessing service at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) this Shabbat. The synagogue was packed with family, friends and community members … Read More

An interfaith Chanukah celebration in Kingston

10 December 2018 Around 70 people attended an interfaith Chanukah celebration at Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS), as part of a Kingston Interfaith Forum initiative. A special service, candle lighting and Chanukah tea was attended by members from the local Christian, Muslim and Humanist communities, as well as non-Jewish friends and … Read More

[Blog] Weapons of violence and light

Rabbi Sandra Kviat 5 December 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Sandra Kviat spoke at the Civil Service Jewish Network (JNet) Chanukah event and candle lighting, held in London last night. In a powerful speech, Sandra offered a different look at the miracle of Chanukah and spoke about how we can use … Read More

An evening celebrating Liberal Judaism’s youth movement

28 November 2018 More than 140 people attended the first Liberal Judaism fundraising dinner for a generation as our movement seeks to build for the future. Guests were able to enjoy the splendour of Goldsmiths’ Hall and a fascinating insight into leadership from guest speaker Julia Middleton, CEO and Founder … Read More

Liberal rabbis join interfaith birthday tribute to Prince Charles

14 November 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Danny Rich and Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi joined other faith leaders in presenting an especially commissioned card to celebrate the 70th birthday of Prince Charles. Danny and Margaret formed part of a delegation from the National Council of Imams and Rabbis of the Joseph … Read More

Join our next teacher training day

8 November 2018 The next joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism teacher training day will take place on Sunday 6 January at Alyth Synagogue in Golders Green. The event gives teachers and assistants in Progressive cheders/religion schools the chance to invest in their own Jewish learning and teaching skills, while … Read More

Lehrhaus on the Road: Next stop South London

31 October 2018 South London Liberal Synagogue will be the next to host Leo Baeck College’s Lehrhaus on the Road series – as Europe’s preeminent institution of Progressive Jewish learning brings its acclaimed adult education programme into synagogues. Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet will be running a four week course entitled … Read More

#ShowUpForShabbat in solidarity with Pittsburgh

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Liberal Judaism is proud to support the international #ShowUpForShabbat initiative, showing solidarity against hatred and honouring the memory of those who died in the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Joining all denominations of Judaism, from all around the world, we are asking for Liberal Jews, … Read More

[Sermon] Why Does Laughter Matter?

Cantor Tamara Wolfson 26 October 2018 Parashat Vayeira 2018: Why Does Laughter Matter? Mr. Rabinowitz was propped up on his deathbed, his days on this earth drawing to a close. His family had been streaming in and out of the house to say their goodbyes, and now only his daughter … Read More