ELELS community celebrate at their hybrid services

Naomi ELELS batmitzvah

The members of East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) have had plenty of reason to celebrate in July. Launching hybrid services earlier this month, they have already had a barmitzvah and batmitzvah take place inside the synagogue. This Shabbat saw Rabbi Richard Jacobi lead the service in the sanctuary … Read More

Kingston welcome new members for special Shabbat

Kingston Liberal Synagogue new members kiddush

Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) held a special in-person Shabbat service to welcome many of the new members who joined the community during the pandemic. It was the first time the congregation had prayed and sung together in around 18 months, after holding online services since the first lockdown began back … Read More

Join the ONE Shabbat for Small Communities (Sep 3-4)

ONE Shabbat logo

Liberal Judaism is delighted to support the ONE Shabbat for Small Communities, being run by the Jewish Small Communities Network (JSCN). Taking place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September, it will give individuals and small communities around the UK the chance to come together and share Shabbat. Elements will … Read More

Liberal Judaism Lectionary 5782/83

Liberal Judaism Lectionary 5782/83

The new Liberal Judaism lectionary for 5782/83 is available now and can be read/downloaded by clicking here. The lectionary – compiled by Louise Freedman with help from Rabbi David Hulbert – is a guide to the recommended Torah and Haftarah readings for Shabbat, festivals and special shabbatot. This latest version … Read More

Bishop of Southwark hosts Garden Shabbat for SLLS

Rabbi Nathan Godleman and the Bishop of Southwark

The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, hosted a special Bishop’s Garden Shabbat last Saturday to give members of the South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) the chance to meet and pray together in person for the first time in 16 months. The Bishop’s residence is only a five-minute … Read More

European Progressive Jews unite for Pride Shabbat

EUPJ Pride Shabbat

By Rabbi René Pfertzel Kingston Liberal Synagogue and Co-Chair of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors Last Shabbat (Saturday 3 July) saw more than 100 Progressive Jews, from all over Europe, mark Pride Month under the auspices of the European Union for Progressive Judaism (EUPJ). It started with a … Read More