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

Focus on wellbeing at Progressive Jewish Students retreat

1 April 2019 Progressive Jewish Students (PJS) have just held their first Reconnect Retreat in the Peak District’s Hope Valley. The residential weekend was a getaway for students looking to connect with their Jewish identity through spiritual practice and Jewish learning. Students experienced musical Shabbat services, country walks, meals and … Read More

Elstree member wins gold with Team GB at Special Olympics

Daniel Bernard scores a three pointer at the Special Olympics

21 March 2019 Daniel Bernard, an active member of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE), was part of the Team GB men’s basketball side that won the gold medal at this month’s Special Olympics World Games. Twenty-five-year old Daniel (pictured scoring a three pointer during the Games) who has learning difficulties … Read More

A retreat for Progressive Jewish student to Reconnect

Progressive Jewish Students Chizuk event

6 March 2019 Do you want to escape the stresses of university, coursework and exams? Then join us for the relaxing and inspiring Reconnect retreat especially for Progressive Jewish students, being held from 22-24 March in the Peak District (nearest station: Manchester Piccadilly). Reconnect gives Progressive Jewish students the chance … Read More

Statement about events at University of Essex

Rabbi Daniel Lichman, Chaplain for Progressive Jewish Students 21 February 2019 Progressive Jewish Students echoes the UJS in their disappointment at the events around the recent vote regarding the establishment of a Jewish Society at the University of Essex. We know how key it is to have Jewish representation on … Read More

Liberal Judaism appoints Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker

18 February 2019 Francesca Kurlansky has been appointed as Liberal Judaism’s Progressive Jewish Students fieldworker, where she will help provide community building, learning and programming for young adults. Francesca, a member of South London Liberal Synagogue, joins the Alliance for Progressive Judaism’s student provision, which also includes Maya Skaarbrevik and … Read More

LJY-Netzer announces 2019-2020 movement worker team

13 February 2019 Liberal Judaism’s youth movement, LJY-Netzer, has announced its new team of movement workers. Francesca Kurlansky of South London Liberal Synagogue, Jacob Swirsky of Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue and Rosa Slater of Finchley Progressive Synagogue will all take up their posts at the start of August. Movement … Read More

Kabbalat Torah classes unite for inspiring weekend

24 January 2019 Ben Combe Is it possible to get 43 teenagers to learn about Jewish theology, grow as young people and bond as a community, all in just under 36 hours? As we learned on the Kabbalat Torah weekend at Finchley Progressive Synagogue, the answer is a resounding yes. … Read More