[Report] Liberal Judaism Shabbat is a huge success

24 January 2019 Liberal Judaism communities across the UK celebrated Liberal Judaism Shabbat, as rabbis swapped pulpits for the weekend. Timed to coincide with the yahrzeit of Lily Montagu, one of our movement’s founders, many of the country’s most senior rabbis took part. Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, … Read More

Catch the ‘Rambling Rabbi’ at a service near you

Rabbi David Hulbert at Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue

11 January 2019 Rabbi David Hulbert, one of Liberal Judaism’s longest serving congregational rabbis, is spending his well-earned sabbatical from the pulpit by… returning to the pulpit. David is currently taking a sabbatical from East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS). He has served the community and its forerunner Bet … Read More

Rabbis to swap communities for ‘Liberal Judaism Shabbat’

Liberal Judaism's rabbis and cantors at Kallah

10 January 2018 Liberal Judaism’s clergy will swap communities on, and around, Saturday 19 January as part of a special ‘Liberal Judaism Shabbat’. The services are timed to coincide with the yahrzeit of Lily Montagu and will act as a celebration of her life and legacy. Lily was one of … Read More

Tu Bishvat Shabbaton at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

9 December 2018 The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St Johns Wood will hold a special Shabbaton on Saturday 19 January to celebrate Tu Bishvat. The event runs from 10am until 5.30pm and will include a wide range of study sessions, a service and a vegan chavurah (bring and share) … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Shabbat on 11/12 January

18 December 2018 Liberal Judaism congregations will join more than 100 communities, synagogues and schools around the UK taking part in the upcoming Head On: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat. Taking place on Friday 11 January and Saturday 12 January, the Shabbat aims to raise the profile of mental health and … Read More

#ShowUpForShabbat in solidarity with Pittsburgh

Show Up For Shabbat image

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

[Video] Hold special Shabbat to eliminate violence against women

9 November 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich and the leadership of Liberal Judaism have urged all communities to hold a special Shabbat on Saturday 25 November for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Recent statistics from Jewish Women’s Aid – who are spearheading the initiative alongside the … Read More

Join special interfaith Shabbat in York

15 November 2017 York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) is inviting Liberal Jews from around the UK – and their friends of other faiths and none – to join them for their morning service this Saturday (18 November), as part of National Interfaith Week. The interfaith Shabbat will be held in … Read More

First Shabbat for new LJS student rabbi this weekend

11 October 2017 Student Rabbi Igor Zinkov will spend his first Shabbat as The Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s rabbinic intern this Friday and Saturday. Igor, who is a fourth year rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College, will be working at the LJS until June 2018. Originally from Chelyabinsk, Russia, Igor achieved … Read More

Join our Shabbat sing-along at hit London show

29 March 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Rachel Benjamin and her cantor for the night, Liberal Judaism officer Graham Carpenter, will be leading a special Shabbat sing-along this Friday (March 30). The special event will take place after Stephen Laughton’s Off-West End nominated show RUN, as they bring in shabbat with … Read More