A year of anniversaries in South London

South London Liberal Synagogue anniversary service

23 May 2019 By Rabbi Nathan Godleman On Shabbat, South London Liberal Synagogue (SLLS) celebrated 80 years since its consecration service at Prentis Road. The sermon was given by Liberal Judaism president, Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein, who commented on the special place SLLS occupies in the movement. With four Liberal … Read More

[Blog] Rabbi Danny Rich on Disability Awareness Shabbat

Rabbi Danny Rich speaking

8 May 2019 By Rabbi Danny Rich “You shall not place a stumbling block before the blind”, which appears in this week’s Parsha Kedoshim, appears so obvious that it hardly seems worth a mention in Torah. In a similar way the demand to implement practical means to prevent the exclusion … Read More

Focus on wellbeing at Progressive Jewish Students retreat

1 April 2019 Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) have just held their first Reconnect Retreat in the Peak District’s Hope Valley. The residential weekend was a getaway for students looking to connect with their Jewish identity through spiritual practice and Jewish learning. Students experienced musical Shabbat services, country walks, meals and … Read More

[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

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