[Podcast] BBC Radio 3 Counties – Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

13 March 2018 BBC Radio 3 Counties Rabbi Aaron Goldstein from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue reviews the Sunday papers with Mike Naylor. Broadcast on Sunday Breakfast on BBC Three Counties Radio on Sunday 11th March 2018.   Note: All links to external media are correct at the time of … Read More

In The Media: First gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah

05 March 2018 Take a look at some of the fantastic press coverage of the first Liberal Judaism gender-neutral B’nei Mitzvah, which took place at York Liberal Jewish Community in February 2018: UK Jewish Media Jewish News: “This teen had a gender neutral b’nei mitzvah” Jewish Chronicle: “Torah and togetherness … Read More

The Jewish parents cutting out the bris

Stephen Oryszczuk 28 February 2018 Jewish News A movement called a ‘brit shalom’ is gaining ground with parents in the UK who don’t like the idea of circumcising their newborn boy. We hear the pros and cons. British rabbis this week began to address a new Jewish ceremony originating in … Read More

Torah and togetherness – a gender-neutral bnei mitzvah

Miriam Taylor Thorpe 21 February 2018 The Jewish Chronicle We live in Otterburn, Northumberland and the [gender-neutral] bnei mitzvah took place at York Liberal Jewish Community, at the Quaker Meeting House. It was such a big day, not just for us but also for our community. When Esther read the … Read More

Join us at Thursday’s Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition launch

20 February 2018 Liberal Judaism members and friends are invited to join us for the launch of the Rainbow Pilgrims Pop-Up Exhibition this Thursday evening in Lambeth. Taking place from 6-9pm in the Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG, this FREE exhibition explores the … Read More

[Blog] Our new siddur strikes a blow for inclusivity

Liberal Judaism Siddur morning service

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 15 February 2018 The Jewish News Liberal Judaism has created a new siddur, with a draft morning service already piloted in some congregations. A question being asked of me, and my co-editor Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, is ‘why’? The answer is that Liberal Judaism has published a … Read More

Faiths unite for Tu Bishvat and HMD at West Central

6 February 2018 West Central Liberal Synagogue hosted a very special Shabbat, featuring a Tu Bishvat Seder with Christian and Muslim guests. Starting at 3pm, the community welcomed 25 visitors – mostly of the Christian faith, but also including some Muslims and fellow Jews from other communities. The Shabbat afternoon … Read More

Liberals triumph at Mitzvah Day Awards

5 February 2018 Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (NLS) was praised for its Salaam Shalom Kitchen, as the project gained a key social action award. The kitchen – a partnership between NLS and local Muslim charity Himmah – won the Mitzvah Day 365 Award in a ceremony at JW3. The Salaam Shalom … Read More

Four communities unite for unique Kabbalat Torah trip

31 January 2018 Twenty seven young people, three rabbis, two LJY-Netzer movement workers and a community worker – representing four different Liberal communities – visited three parts of the Midlands over one weekend. The Kabbalat Torah students from Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Finchley Progressive Synagogue and … Read More

Join our Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month

30 January 2018 Members of Liberal Judaism are invited to attend two special Rainbow Pilgrims events during LGBT History Month 2018. Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a ground-breaking oral history and archive project exploring the hidden history of LGBTQI+ migrant and travelling communities … Read More