A historic milestone for Progressive conversions in Israel

Israel Supreme Court

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the country recognising Progressive conversions in a major moment for Non-Orthodox Judaism in Israel. Liberal Judaism’s Chief Executive Officer Rabbi Charley Baginsky said: “This ruling has been 15 years in the making and feels very significant. “Although, it does not alter the … Read More

President of WUPJ to speak at Limmud Together UK

Limmud Together UK

24 April 2020 Liberal Judaism is proud to support Limmud Together UK – the Limmud day festival we have all come to know and love, but held virtually. Limmud Together UK takes place on Sunday 3 May and will feature more than 50 sessions from presenters including the president of … Read More

Northwood rabbi wins top international award

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein with her WRJ Award

23 December 2019 Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, was honoured at the first ever Women of Reform Judaism (WJR) Women’s Empowerment Awards Dinner. The event took place during the Biennial of the Union for Reform Judaism – Liberal Judaism’s American sister movement – and recognised the … Read More

Liberal Judaism welcomes new WUPJ president

18 September 2019 Liberal Judaism has welcomed Rabbi David Saperstein as the new president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). David is the long-time director of the American Reform Movement’s acclaimed Religious Action Center (RAC) and served as US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration. … Read More

Attend a High Holy Days service wherever you are

1 August 2019 We know that our members often find themselves away from home over the High Holy Days, whether visiting family in a different part of the country or on holiday in a different part of the world. That is why we ensure that, as part of the World … Read More

Liberal Judaism Patrons win Humanitarian Award

Leslie and Dee Bergman

June 4 2019 Liberal Judaism Patrons Leslie and Dee Bergman have received the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) International Humanitarian Award. They were honoured, along with Leslie’s brother Stanley and his wife Marion, at a gala dinner in New York attended by guests from all over the world. The … Read More

Statements on the terrorist attack in San Diego

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28 April 2019 From the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors: We are deeply saddened by the second recent deadly attack on a synagogue community at prayer. At times when congregants are seeking spiritual sanctuary, it is grievous that they cannot assume physical sanctuary. We think of all those wounded … Read More

A tribute to Rabbi Harry Jacobi z”l

25 April 2019 Tributes from all over the Jewish community, and beyond, have poured in for Liberal Judaism vice president Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE – who passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, aged 93. In the words of his children, Harry “was clear-minded to the end and faced this head-on, … Read More

Explore Israel and Europe with LJY-Netzer this summer

13 December 2018 LJY-Netzer is delighted to announce the details of this summer’s Israel Tour and Kayitz Tzuf Europe Tour. LJY-Netzer’s Israel Tour, which begins on 14 July, is a trip down the length and breadth one of the most fascinating and complicated countries on the planet for those in … 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