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Ba’alei Tefillah is Liberal Judaism’s lay leadership programme, training members so that they can lead all aspects of a service in their community – including reading from the Torah and delivering a sermon.
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.
Please email Alexandra Gellnick for more details.
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.
Education Hub: Expanding the Conversation on Israel14 June 2021 – 4 Tammuz 5781
Lily’s Legacy Education Toolkit for schools/chederim1 June 2021 – 21 Sivan 5781
Streetwise antisemitism training for young people25 May 2021 – 14 Sivan 5781
Join our Teacher Training on online safeguarding (25 Nov)24 November 2020 – 8 Kislev 5781