Join our free LJY-Netzer summer youth programme

LJY Netzer summer programme

3 July 2020 This summer, from 3-22 August, LJY-Netzer will be putting out a FREE inclusive online programme for all young people in school years 2-11 (ages 7 to 16). Our committed volunteers have been working hard to bring this to life and are now proud to present Machaneh B’Bayit, … Read More

Meet our new Progressive Judaism student chaplain

Rabbi Anna Posner

2 July 2002 Former LJY-Netzer movement worker Anna Posner is returning to Liberal Judaism as the new Progressive Judaism student chaplain. Anna – who will graduate as a rabbi from Leo Baeck College this summer – will support Jewish students and build the presence and vibrancy of Progressive Jewish life on … Read More

Jess Baker’s Biennial Weekend vegan challah recipe

Biennial Challah

19 June 2020 The Liberal Judaism Biennial At Home started with LJY-Netzer member Jess Baker’s vegan challah bake… and we’ve had people asking for the recipe ever since. So here, in time for Shabbat, is how to make gorgeous vegan challah – courtesy of Jess (pictured). Ingredients: 4 cups/ 500g … Read More

Join us online for LJY-Netzer At Home

LJY Netzer At Home online programme

16 April 2020 By the LJY-Netzer Movement Workers LJY-Netzer is first and foremost a community. Although we are deeply saddened by the loss of our programmes this year, we will continue to bring the kef (fun), chinuch (informal education) and ruach (spirit) of LJY into the homes of our Chanchimot … Read More

Reform/Liberal Judaism statement regarding Shnat

Liberal Judaism Logo

16 March 2020 Reform Judaism/Liberal Judaism/RSY-Netzer/LJY-Netzer statement regarding Shnat: In order to protect our young people in Israel, we have taken the decision today to end our Shnat (gap year) programme early due the ongoing situation with the coronavirus. After careful consideration, and working closely with colleagues from Netzer Olami … Read More

[Blog] My incredible experience at Netzer Veidah

Martha Slater and Francesca Kurlansky at Netzer Veidah

12 March 2020 By Martha Slater Earlier this year, I got the privilege of being able to attend Netzer Veidah – the decision-making forum for our global youth movement – in Jerusalem, as a representative of LJY-Netzer I had high hopes and was extremely excited for Veidah, but even then … Read More

[Blog] Inside the Leo Baeck Education Centre

Suzy Gold 27 February 2020 Recently I was fortunate enough to visit Leo Baeck Education Centre (LBEC) in Haifa. Having spent time acquainting myself with the website, I felt prepared and knew what to expect. Reading about an unparalleled, forward-thinking establishment in northern Israel sounded little less than a utopian … Read More

Northwood teenagers sleep out to raise homeless awareness

Northwood Kabbalat Torah students sleep out

24 February 2020 The Kabbalat Torah class from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) slept out on Saturday night to raise their own awareness of the issue of homelessness. The group of 14 and 15 year-olds, including Rabbi Aaron Goldstein’s daughter Shaya, undertook the project as part of the synagogue’s … Read More

More children than ever attend Kingston HMD workshops

27 January 2020 More than 1,400 schoolchildren from Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey have been attending workshops commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day throughout this month. The annual project, now in its 14th year, is run jointly by Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue (KSDS – part of the United Synagogue) and Kingston Liberal Synagogue … Read More

More than 100 attend ‘fantastic’ teacher training conference

9 January 2020 More than one hundred Reform and Liberal Judaism cheder and religion school teachers gathered at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue for the organisations’ flagship annual teacher training event. Participants had the opportunity to deepen a range of skills, with sessions selected based on teacher requests and specific development … Read More