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From its origins, Liberal Judaism has always celebrated the partnership of a professional rabbinate and committed lay men and women. The movement is committed to strengthening local communities by nurturing the skills and commitment of individuals.
Since 2010, the Ba’alei Tefillah programme has given participants the opportunity to meet and work with fellow Liberal Jews from all over the UK, to study and discuss the rich tradition and meaning of Jewish liturgy and its role in modern Jewish communities.
Participants learn about the essential elements of the Jewish prayer service and speaking confidently in front of others, as well as ways in which they can serve their communities as informed and engaged members.
The course includes a mix of distance learning, group get-togethers and a summer residential retreat.
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This programme, aimed at Progressive Jewish communities with a maximum of 5 students in years 9 or 10, provides the chance for post-B’nei Mitzvah students to examine our Liberal values and traditions, and where they fit into modern life; in plain sight.
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You will find teaching resources for the whole community, including cheder and adult learning curricula, service booklets for every occasion, sermons to share, musical recordings, PR templates and a library of books and DVDs you can borrow.
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The LJ Learning Network was created in 2013 as a response to the need of community educators for training, networking, and sharing of resources and experiences in our movement.
On this background we have run a plethora of seminars for everyone involved in children’s learning on subjects like: Safeguarding, Learning Disabilities, especially autism, creative curricula, sensitive teenage Holocaust education, Israel and Hebrew. The seminars are suitable for all levels of teaching experience.
We currently run a yearly educators seminar together with Reform Judaism, as well as providing curricula, and support for headteachers and chedarim.
If you would like support, have an idea or would like to get involved please contact our Education Consultant.
The 2019 LAFTAs asked religion schools to create videos, in the style of a political broadcast, campaigning for the key social justice issue that Liberal Judaism should focus on in the coming years. The videos were accompanied by posters and flyers.
The theme expanded on the Day of Celebration title ‘If I am not for myself…’ to encourage participants to think about the role we play in caring for each other and our community.
First ever joint UK/South Africa Education Hub class27 April 2020 – 3 Iyyar 5780
Learn about the time Shammai’s students killed Hillel’s2 March 2020 – 6 Adar 5780
Northwood teenagers sleep out to raise homeless awareness24 February 2020 – 29 Shevat 5780
Learn to speak Hebrew at East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue16 January 2020 – 19 Tevet 5780