Some 250 Liberal Jews from across the country congregated at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue on Sunday for a day of celebration and learning.
The programme started with a concert of new and traditional liturgical music, featuring the choir from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue and Birmingham’s cross-communal Kol Kinor singers. There was then a choice of 30 sessions on diverse subjects including parenthood, art and music.
Among the highlights were a session on mixed faith families led by Rabbi Aaron Goldstein and a challah-baking class with Rabbi Sandra Kviat.
Liberal Judaism provided free coaches from both north and south London to the venue. Movement chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich said: “We are proud to have brought such a varied and enriching programme to Birmingham.”
Organiser Rabbi Charley Baginsky added that the day had been “inspiring. The huge number of congregations and rabbis involved testifies to the sheer reach of our message.”