Liberal Judaism

Shenfield and Brentwood Liberals' landmark celebrations

September 6, 2012

A landmark bar- and batmitzvah ceremony at Shenfield and Brentwood Liberal Synagogue attracted a congregation of more than 200. Jamie Levy and Alice Radford were the celebrants and it was the first time a bar- or batmitzvah had been held by the congregation, founded less than three years ago.


In Nigeria, Shabbat is sung in with an African beat

By Jeff Lieberman, August 2, 2012

It’s Friday evening in Nigeria and a large number of people have gathered inside the quaint building that sits on Habakkuk Nwafor’s property on the outskirts of Abuja.


Ex-MP joins Liberal Judaism board

By Simon Rocker, July 12, 2012

A former Labour minister has joined the board of Liberal Judaism as its new external affairs officer.

Gillian Merron was a health minister in the Labour administration from 2009-10 after previous roles as an under-secretary at the Department for International Development and the Foreign Office.


'Gender equality here to stay in Jewish community'

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

A “kitemark” for Jewish organisations that actively seek out women for leadership roles will make sure gender equality stays on the agenda, according to the final report from the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership (CWJL).


Israel to pay salaries of Reform, Masorti rabbis

By Jennifer Lipman, May 30, 2012

Non-Orthodox communities in Israel were celebrating a victory this week after a landmark decision requiring the state to provide the same financial assistance to Reform and Masorti religious leaders as it does to Orthodox ones.


Liberal Judaism's Council of Patrons dinner

May 18, 2012

Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich highlighted some of the movement’s recent successes at its Council of Patrons dinner at the House of Lords.

Lord Fink, Lord Haskel and Brooks Newmark MP were among guests at the annual thank-you to key funders.