Kabbalat Torah programme launches with weekend sleepover

26 November 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi The new Liberal Judaism Kabbalat Torah programme ‘Judaism In Plain Sight’ launched with a weekend sleepover in Birmingham. Ten teenagers from our Birmingham, Kingston, Nottingham and York congregations came together to welcome Shabbat together and spend the weekend thinking about what Judaism has … Read More

Join our Liberal and Reform Judaism teacher training day

21 November 2019 Do you want to learn how to teach your cheder/religion school students about the Holocaust in a sensitive way? Or maybe you wish to know more about using games as a teaching tool or introducing mindfulness into the classroom? Then make sure to register for the next … Read More

Mitzvah Day brings faiths (and even rabbis) together

19 November 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, was part of a unique and moving Mitzvah Day event that saw all sections of the Jewish community in Finchley unite with their Muslim neighbours. Danny teamed up with Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Rabbi Rebecca Birk – as well as Rabbi … Read More

[Sermon] Avodah – Sacred Service (AJEX Shabbat)

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein AJEX Shabbat Al shlosha d’varim ha-olam omed: al ha-torah, v’al ha-avodah v’al g’millut chasadim I’m sure many of you are familiar with these words from the Mishnah, from Pirkei Avot – The Ethics of our Fathers. This statement by Shimon the Righteous anchors the existence of the … Read More

Join Liberal Judaism’s lay leadership course

30 October 2019 Applications are now open for the next cohort of Liberal Judaism’s acclaimed Ba’alei Tefillah lay leadership programme. The 15 month-long course is led by inspiring rabbis and lay leaders and covers everything you’ll need to know in order to take services in your community. Ba’alei Tefillah includes … Read More

Reading to remember Rabbi Sheila Shulman

29 October 2019 A special evening to honour Rabbi Sheila Shulman – titled ‘Reading Sheila Reading’ – will take place on Thursday 21 November at Leo Baeck College (LBC). Starting at 7pm, the event marks the fifth yahrzeit of a pioneering and radical rabbi who made a lasting impression on … Read More

Norwich celebrates 30th birthday with multicultural Sukkot

29 October 2019 Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) celebrated its 30th birthday with a multicultural Sukkot service complete with a special birthday cake made by one of its members. Those in attendance included Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, Bishop of Norwich Graham Usher, Sheriff of Norwich Dr Marian … Read More

Online Education Hub course to examine Book of Numbers

24 October 2019 Liberal Judaism will be running a special online Education Hub course from 7 November until 5 December looking at the Book of Numbers. The course is being led by Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel. René is rabbi at Kingston Liberal Synagogue and has a strong academic background in … Read More

Northwood hosts pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees

17 October 2019 Volunteers at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) organised a pre-Sukkot tea for more than 125 refugees. The guests, who are supported by the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership, enjoyed their first experience of a synagogue and spending time with Jewish people. The refugee children were … Read More