[Sermon] ‘We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden’

Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah Erev Yom Kippur – 8 October 2019 We have arrived at the final long day of the aseret y’mei t’shuvah, the ‘ten days of returning’. It has become commonplace to use the metaphor of journeying. In the context of this most sacred season of the Jewish … Read More

[Sermon] Let’s start listening to children

Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah Rosh Hashanah – 30 September 2019 During the past year, there has been much to cause us dismay – even despair – from the ongoing Brexit shenanigans through our growing awareness of the threat of environmental catastrophe. But there have been signs of hope, too. Hope … Read More

[Sermon] Anne Frank Shabbat 5779

Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein 15 June 2019 Herefordshire Jewish Community There are many sights worth seeing in Amsterdam but, if you are there on a Shabbat I do recommend you go to the Amsterdam Liberal Synagogue. I think it is the most beautiful modern synagogue building in Europe. It was … Read More

Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration programme

30 April 2019 Liberal Judaism is proud to announce the full programme for this year’s Day of Celebration, which takes place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) on Sunday 23 June. You can read the programme by clicking here. Our flagship event of 2019, the Day of Celebration will focus … Read More

Liberal Judaism sessions at Limmud

17 December 2018 If you’re off to Limmud for shabbat or next week then you are in good company, with Liberal Judaism rabbis, officers, members and partners presenting sessions on an eclectic range of topics. Limmud Festival 2018 runs from Friday 21 December to Thursday 27 December in Birmingham and … Read More

Join our next teacher training day

8 November 2018 The next joint Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism teacher training day will take place on Sunday 6 January at Alyth Synagogue in Golders Green. The event gives teachers and assistants in Progressive cheders/religion schools the chance to invest in their own Jewish learning and teaching skills, while … Read More

Lehrhaus on the Road: Next stop South London

31 October 2018 South London Liberal Synagogue will be the next to host Leo Baeck College’s Lehrhaus on the Road series – as Europe’s preeminent institution of Progressive Jewish learning brings its acclaimed adult education programme into synagogues. Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet will be running a four week course entitled … Read More

[Sermon] Why Does Laughter Matter?

Cantor Tamara Wolfson 26 October 2018 Parashat Vayeira 2018: Why Does Laughter Matter? Mr. Rabinowitz was propped up on his deathbed, his days on this earth drawing to a close. His family had been streaming in and out of the house to say their goodbyes, and now only his daughter … Read More

[Sermon] He said, she said

Cantor Tamara Wolfson 6 October 2018 “He said, she said”. It’s an expression, a colloquialism, an anecdote. And recently it’s been plastered across the headlines in light of Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony in advance of Brett Kavanaugh’s impending Supreme Court appointment. In this week’s parashah, Bereishit, we find one of … Read More