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

[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

Chuppah protest highlights call for equality in Israel

24 July 2018 Liberal Judaism rabbis came together with Reform and Masorti colleagues to erect a chuppah outside of the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest last week’s detention of an Israeli Conservative (Masorti) rabbi for performing non-Orthodox weddings. The British rabbis smashed a glass – the symbolic ritual that … 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