Reform/Liberal Judaism statement regarding Shnat

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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

Rabbi Anna Gerrard makes history with Clifton College role

Rabbi Anna Gerrard

1 December 2019 Clifton College – the independent boarding and day school in Bristol – has appointed Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Anna Gerrard as its first ever Jewish chaplain. Anna’s role will ensure that Jewish pupils are able to live a Jewish life within the wider school community, including celebrating Jewish … Read More

Kabbalat Torah programme launches with weekend sleepover

26 November 2019 Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi The new Liberal Judaism Kabbalat Torah programme ‘Judaism In Plain Sight’ launched with a weekend sleepover in Birmingham. Ten teenagers from our Birmingham, Kingston, Nottingham and York congregations came together to welcome Shabbat together and spend the weekend thinking about what Judaism has … Read More

Join our Liberal and Reform Judaism teacher training day

21 November 2019 Do you want to learn how to teach your cheder/religion school students about the Holocaust in a sensitive way? Or maybe you wish to know more about using games as a teaching tool or introducing mindfulness into the classroom? Then make sure to register for the next … Read More

Elstree member named Most Inspirational Young Person

5 November 2019 Daniel Bernard, a member of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE), won the Most Inspirational Young Person Award at the Inspire the House Awards at The Houses of Parliament. Following his success at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi earlier this year – where he represented Team GB … Read More