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

New scroll mantle honours leading Essex Liberal Jew

17 September 2018 A new year has meant a new mantle for the Czech Torah Scroll at East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS). The new mantle was used for the first time on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779, keeping with the tradition to dress the Torah in white on the … Read More

Get learning for the Jewish New Year

30 August 2018 The Lyons Learning Project has announced its range of exciting Melton learning courses for the rest of 2018. Melton is one of the most important pluralist adult Jewish offerings in the world and is now offered in the heart of London at Lyons, in partnership with Liberal … Read More

[Sermon] May Justice Rule Supreme: A Commentary on Shoftim

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah 17 August 2018 World Union of Progressive Judaism On June 27 2018, the Supreme Court in the UK ruled that heterosexual couples may not be discriminated against concerning civil partnerships, which were originally established by the UK government for same-sex couples. Ever since the UK’s Marriage … Read More

Leo Baeck College takes learning on the road

7 August 2018 Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon led the first step in a new and unique programme from Leo Baeck College. The College’s adult learning programme, the Lehrhaus, has proved hugely popular over the last few years and has now gone ‘on the road’… with Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue … Read More

Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend report and photos

2 July 2018 Liberal Judaism members from all around the UK and beyond took part in an “inspirational” Biennial Weekend – discussing the next steps in liturgy, theology, policy, outreach work and shared values that will drive Progressive Judaism forward both in Britain and around the world. For the first … Read More

[Blog] Mental Health Awareness Week

Rabbi Alexandra Wright 15 May 2018 Two weeks ago, the Liberal Jewish Synagogue held its annual Kabbalat Torah service – one of the highlights of our year and always a source of great pride for any Liberal Jewish congregation. The class of nine fifteen year olds led the Friday evening … Read More