05 DECEMBER 2019 - 7 KISLEV 5780
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Annual Fundraising Dinner
6 February 2020 


Hebrew, unlike English, doesn’t have ‘numbers’, so numeric values are assigned to certain Hebrew letters. The word chai (חַי) meaning “alive”, and probably most popularly used in the phrase am yisrael chai (עַם יִשְרָאֵל חַי) represents the number 18.

As such, the Jewish world has seen the number 18 as an important one for centuries, and traditionally many Jewish families have given monetary gifts in multiples of 18 at weddings, and bnei mitzvah celebrations.

As Liberal Judaism approaches its 118th year, we want to focus on the important role that so many people have played in giving chai to our movement. Our fundraising dinner will celebrate those people and focus on ensuring that we can continue to be the home for your Jewish story for another 118 years to come.

Click here to purchase tickets

If you are interested in buying a table, sponsoring the event, or advertising at the dinner please contact Tom Rich at

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8 December
Celebrating the life of Irene Chapman
15 December
Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE Memorial Service @ LJS
Vision of Hope - A Celebration of Peace @ BHPS

22 December
Interfaith Channukah Tea @ SPS
22-26 December
Limmud Festival
21 January
Antisemitism Seminar II @ LJS
31 Jan - 1 Feb 2020
Mental Health Awareness Shabbat
6 February 2020
Annual Dinner
6-16 February 2020
Beutel Seminar
March 2020
Hot Potatoes Debate
13-14 March 2020
Leo Baeck College Shabbat
13-15 March 2020
Hebrew Crash Course Weekend

22 March 2020
Inter-Community Cyber Quiz
15-17 May 2020
Terezin-Prague Bike Ride
22-24 May 2020
Biennial Weekend
11 June 2020
Hot Potatoes Debate
Israel Tour is almost full! Click here to register today and make sure you don’t miss out on this trip of a lifetime!


Saturday 7 December
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

West Central Liberal Synagogue invite you to join them as Rabbi Baroness Neuberger  introduces her new book “Antisemitism: what it is, why it is, and why it matters”.

Location: The Montagu Centre, W1T
Time: 1pm
Cost: £6

Sunday 8 December
Celebrating the Life of Irene Chapman​
Leicester Progressive Jewish Community invite you to attend a service and lunch of thanksgiving and celebration for the life of Irene Chapman.

Location: 24 Avenue Road, Leicester, LE2
Time: 11am
RSVP: Miriam via email

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 March 2020
Hebrew Crash Course Weekend
Join Rabbis Aaron Goldstein & Lea Mühlstein for the annual Hebrew Crash Course. Learn to read or improve your fluency and understanding of Hebrew in a weekend in a stimulating community atmosphere.

Location: Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue
Time: Friday 6-10pm | Saturday 9:30am-4pm | Sunday 10am-3pm
Cost: £100 synagogue members | £150 non-members
Cost includes all sessions, study materials, and meals
Click here to book your place online


Tuesday 10 December

Join the NPLS clergy team for the last of this new five-part adult education service delivered straight to your home via the online learning platform zoom.

To connect via computer or tablet visit

You will be asked to download a small piece of software/an app but there is an option to join via the browser without installing software. 

To connect via phone call 0203 481 5237

When prompted enter the meeting ID: 538 637 762 and password: NPLS

For questions please don't hesitate to contact Rabbi Lea ( who can help you set up.



Each week we share some insight into what our staff and rabbis have been doing over the last seven days

Rabbi Danny Rich
  • Visited Liberal Jews in Belfast.
  • Presented the Jewish Living Exhibition to schools in Carlisle with Rafe. 
Senior Management Team
  • Rabbi Charley Baginsky and Shelley Shocolinsky-Dwyer presented the strategy review at the Council meeting.
  • Rebecca Fetterman presented an update on LJY-Netzer to the Council meeting.
Strategy, Events & Communications Team
  • Rafe went to Carlisle to present the Jewish Living Exhibition to local schools with Rabbi Danny Rich.
  • Last weekend a fantastic team of leaders led a great Veidah decision-making weekend at an adventure centre.


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