Join the LJS online on Thursdays for Singing for The Mind

Singing for the Mind Zoom

15 July 2020 Members and friends of Liberal Judaism are invited to join Singing for the Mind – a weekly group at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) for people with memory loss. In normal times the hour-long Thursday afternoon sessions are held in the synagogue’s Montefiore Hall where participants meet … Read More

Donate or volunteer for Liberal Judaism on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

5 May 2020 Today is Giving Tuesday – the day where people are encouraged to do something to support the good causes that mean so much to them. When you think about how you may donate your time or money today, we’d like you to consider Liberal Judaism and supporting … Read More

[Blog] We should not lose sight of helping each other

Rabbi Sandra Kviat 18 March 2020 We are living in interesting times, as the saying goes. We are all grappling with what the coronavirus means for us, those we live with and those we care about. We all seem to feel the same overwhelming need to act. In our house that meant … Read More

Become a Liberal Judaism exhibition curator

Lily's Legacy volunteer training at the Wiener Library

10 February 2020 Liberal Judaism is offering a free hands-on training evening for all those who want to help us conceptualise and create a groundbreaking multi-media exhibition for our Lily’s Legacy project. We are seeking to build a pioneering volunteer exhibition curator team for the project, which will detail the … Read More

Local night shelter leader speaks at Kingston Liberal

Sophie Mayor with Rebecca Singerman-Knight and Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

20 January 2020 Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) welcomed Sophie Mayor from The Haven – the area’s winter night shelter for the homeless – for a special service and talk. Sophie is the night shelter coordinator for the charity Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, which runs The Haven during the winter … Read More

Young Progressive Jews unite for refugee project

22 October 2019 Young Liberal and Reform Jews from the UK have spent a week volunteering in Calais and Dunkirk, as part of a team cooking and serving 2,000 meals each day to the refugees there. Nine volunteers from the LJY-Netzer and RSY-Netzer youth movements joined the Refugee Community Kitchen … Read More

NPLS featured in report on faith groups tackling loneliness

10 September 2019 Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue has featured in a new report from FaithAction on the ways in which faith groups are working to tackle loneliness and isolation. The report describes how NPLS “is a community finding innovative ways to address loneliness throughout its membership”. It notes that … Read More

Liberal Judaism offering Limmud subsidy for young adults

21 June 2019 Liberal Judaism is delighted to once again offer a subsidy for young Liberal Jews (aged 18-30) registering for this year’s Limmud Festival as a Yad or in any other volunteering role. Limmud’s Yad Scheme gives those attending the Festival the chance to make a meaningful contribution by … Read More

Day of Celebration tackles vital questions on care

Dame Margaret Hodge and Jean Gaffin OBE at the LJ Day Of Celebration 2019

24 June 2019 More than 180 Progressive Jews came together to discuss care, community and social justice at the Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration. The movement’s flagship event of 2019 had the theme of ‘If I am only for myself’ and focused on how to meet the desire and need … Read More

[Blog] The importance of carers

Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein 13 June 2019 ‘Carers’ – what an interesting word. Are we dealing with paid carers, family carers, people with caring hearts? Do we care for people or animals, the elderly or children, the disabled or the planet? These few categories rather leapt into my mind as I … Read More