Join our Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course

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

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

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