Liberal Jews invited to take part in EU antisemitism survey

9 May 2018 Liberal Judaism members are invited to take part in a major pan-European survey of Jewish people’s perceptions and experiences of antisemitism. The study has been commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and will be carried out by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research … Read More

Eight reasons to attend the Liberal Judaism Biennial

3 May 2018 The Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend is now just eight weeks away. Our movement’s flagship event takes place from Friday June 29 – Sunday July 1 at the St Johns Hotel, just outside of Birmingham, and promises something for everyone. Here are eight reasons why you should join … Read More

Northwood full of music as KT class lead the service

30 April 2018 The Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) Kabbalat Torah class led a Shabbat with a difference, bringing beatboxing into NPLS services for the first time alongside piano, guitar and a traditional choir. The 12 teenagers also used poem, sermon and film to express their diverse characters and … Read More

A Prayer to mark Israel’s 70th Anniversary 5778/2018

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 20 April 2018 Eternal God, shelter of peace for all nations, we ask Your blessing on the State of Israel and all who live there. We give thanks for 70 years of Israel’s independence; we recognise her achievements and accomplishments: the pioneers who nurtured the land and … Read More

Liberal Judaism partners with Board of Deputies for JLE

19 April 2018 Hundreds of Cumbrian schoolchildren and members of the public will be learning about the Jewish way of life this month following the launch of the Jewish Living Experience (JLE) in Carlisle. Children from all over the region will attend the JLE, in which Liberal Judaism are partnering … Read More

Annual Memorial Services

18 April 2018 Liberal Judaism’s 2018 Annual Memorial services will take place on Sunday 2 September. They will be held at the following times: 11am at Edgwarebury Cemetery, led by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein. 11am at The Liberal Jewish Cemetery, Pound Lane, led by Rabbi Alexandra Wright 11.30am at The Western … Read More

Subsidised places and special track at LJ Biennial

16 April 2018 Each Liberal Judaism congregation will be able to send one new member to our movement’s flagship Biennial Weekend for a heavily subsidised price, to take part in a special track designed to develop relationships and our communities. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the NLPS Trust, one … Read More

Isaac has hair cut in first ever Liberal Upsherin

13 April 2018 A ceremony believed to be Liberal Judaism’s first ever Upsherin took place in Hereford with the support of the Herefordshire Jewish Community. Led by Rabbi Dr Robert Ash, friends and family of Alison and Marc Turner came together to cut the hair of their son Isaac for … Read More

Jodie makes history with Lincolnshire bat mitzvah

11 April 2018 Lincolnshire Jewish Community filled their ancient synagogue for the region’s first Jewish coming of age ceremony for more than 700 years as Jodie Renaud celebrated her bat mitzvah. Jodie read her portion beautifully and then made a moving speech, in which she praised her late and much … Read More

Seder for 100 as LJY-Netzer celebrates Pesach at Machaneh Aviv

10 April 2018 LJY-Netzer Machaneh Aviv spring camp was even more special than ever this year, with a last night Seder for more than 100 young people. Seeing out Passover in style, the Seder featured cultural contributions and traditions from all around the world ranging from Gibraltan charoset to the … Read More