Liberal Judaism's Education Hub provides opportunities to learn and think about Judaism, faith and philosophy for people from all religions and backgrounds.

Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub hosts classes on a range of topics throughout the year.

Each term has two or three classes to choose from. Terms are usually 4-5 weeks long and you can choose to attend as many or as few classes as you would like each term (Occasionally classes will require you to attend all sessions).

In these exceptional times we are proud to make the Education Hub classes available for free as we want to make sure that everyone has access to these education opportunities.

They have the chance to make our Judaism more accessible and in our homes. However, if you are able to at this time, please consider making a donation to Liberal Judaism in lieu of our charging for attendance. You can donate by clicking here.

Next Education Hub Term: 3 – 24 March

This term, Liberal Judaism has invited members currently pursuing Post Graduate studies to share their research with our community.

3 March - The Lifecycle of Cult Involvement with Arthur Buchman

10 March - How do visual commentaries contribute to our understanding of verses of Torah? with Jess Wood

17 March - What was the relationship between "science" and troubling historic treatments of schizophrenia? with Robert Freudenthal

24 March - The Significance of the 2015 EU Referendum Act to the Brexit outcome with Paul Goldsmith

Our Educators

Arthur Buchman is a psychologist and chair of Shir Hatzafon, the Progressive community in Denmark. He is an expert on cults and is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA). 

Jess Wood is a member of the King's College, London's department of Theology and Religious Studies. She uses arts practice to explore how Jewish painters made visual commentaries on scenes from the Torah, and to create her own visual commentary on these scenes. Her inquiry seeks to explore how the visual can contribute to our understanding of verses of Torah.

Robert Freudenthal is a registrar in psychiatry, and is currently completing his training in general adult and old age psychiatry.  He is particularly interested in psychosocial approaches to mental illness, and is pursuing further training at the Institute of Group Analysis. This project was done as part of a masters degree in mental health research at UCL.

Paul Goldsmith is a teacher of Politics and Economics, and joined the Department of Political Economy at King's College London in 2019. His Doctoral Research focuses on the Significance of the 2015 EU Referendum Act to the Brexit outcome. He holds a BA in Geography and Management from Leeds University (1996) and an MBA in General and Strategic Management from Cass Business School, City University (2003).