JCoSS head to be part of Hot Potatoes faith schools debate

22 August 2019 Patrick Moriarty, the headteacher of the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS), will be part of the panel for the next Liberal Judaism Hot Potatoes discussion. The event – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 6:30pm at the Montagu … Read More

Join our Kabbalat Torah programme for small communities

25 July 2019 Liberal Judaism has launched a Kabbalat Torah scheme for 14-16 year olds in small communities, so that they continue their Jewish education past bar/bat mitzvah. Kabbalat Torah (also known as confirmation) is unique to Liberal Judaism. It is purposely undertaken at a time when it is felt … Read More

Join our Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course

Jami mental health workshop

22 July 2019 Liberal Judaism has teamed up with Jami to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course for all those who want to help the young people in their care navigate a world where an increasing number are being affected by mental health problems. Our Education Hub … Read More

Awards for ELELS cheder children on last day of term

ELELS Jack Petchey Award Winners

22 July 2019 East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) concluded its cheder year with a special family Shabbat service spanning the generations and including guests from as far afield as the USA. Rabbi Richard Jacobi led the fun-filled service, in which the children read the prayers – some of … Read More

Liberal Judaism offering Limmud subsidy for young adults

Limmud Festival

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

New Passport Scheme launched at Patrons’ Dinner

Rabbis Danny Rich and Charley Baginsky with young people who will benefit from the new Passport scheme

21 June 2019 Liberal Judaism has announced a new form of centralised membership for young adults – providing them with access to all events and services at Liberal communities across the country for an affordable cost. The new Liberal Judaism Passport Scheme was unveiled at this year’s Patrons’ Dinner, the … Read More

Teenagers lead Kabbalat Torah Shabbat at Northwood

Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue Kabbalat Torah Shabbat service

21 May 2019 Eleven young people celebrated the conclusion of their formal cheder learning by leading a special Kabbalat Torah Shabbat at Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS). Kabbalat Torah is a lifecycle event unique to Liberal Judaism, taking place in a young person’s fifteenth or sixteenth year when it … 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

Rabbi Danny Rich: Inclusive education benefits children

3 April 2019 Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, has joined other faith leaders in signing a letter supporting the Government’s new regulations and guidance on sex and relationship education in England. The letter came in response to a backlash from the more reactionary parts of the religious world, … Read More