12 DECEMBER 2019 - 14 KISLEV 5780
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In this week's Jewish News, Rabbi Charley Baginsky looks at the advice Jethro gave Moses and how we can apply it today.

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Annual Fundraising Dinner
6 February 2020 


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.

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


Biennial Weekend
22 - 24 May 2020

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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
28 January
Transforming the Landscape of Mental Health
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


Now open!

Nominations are now open for the Mitzvah Day Awards 2019 and we'd like to see as many Liberal Judaism communities in the running as possible.

Categories include outstanding project, interfaith, youth and 'Going Greener'.

To nominate your community, you need to complete the short online form at
(please note you must be registered with the Jewish Chronicle to take part - but there is no cost to this).

Deadline: 20 December 2019 


Sunday 15 December

A Memorial Service for Rabbi Harry Jacobi MBE will take place at the LJS.

Liberal Judaism vice president Harry was one of our movement’s most beloved and respected rabbis. This memorial service will give the chance for all those within Liberal Judaism, as well as friends from outside the movement, to pay their respects and remember Harry’s incredible life.  

Location: Liberal Jewish Synagogue
Time: 3-5pm


Sunday 15 December
Vision of Hope - A Celebration of Peace

'Vision of Hope' is a unique event with a memorable performance where people from all cultures will be on one stage celebrating - “we all speak the same language through music.” Hosted by Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, with performance by International Fringe Award Winning singer songwriter Tally Koren and special guests.

Location: Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue
Time: 3-6pm
Cost: £7 (children attend for free)
Click here to book your place online

Sunday 22 December
Interfaith Chanukah Tea Party

Southgate Progressive Synagogue invites you to join them to celebrate Chanukah with fun activities, stories, songs, and traditional refreshments.

Location: Southgate Progressive Synagogue
Time: 3-5pm
RSVP by 12 December: Lynda at 020 8886 0977 or email

Tuesday 28 January 2020
Transforming the Landscape of Mental Health
Join Jami, The Mental Health Service for our Community, together with JW3 for a panel discussion to mark The Mental Health Awareness Shabbat.

The panel will focus on how collaboration between organisations in our community can help improve our mental health and how we can best work together to achieve this.

Location: JW3
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: £7-10
Click here to book your place online

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



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

Rabbi Danny Rich
  • Met with the Jane Drapkin, the Officer with responsibility for Social Justice.
  • Attended the Prince of Wales event at Buckingham Palace with Francesca. 
Senior Management Team
  • Alexandra Simonon met with representatives of other burial societies from the full spectrum of the Jewish community to discuss issues that might affect all of us, such as the role of medical examiners, organ donations, post-mortem examinations, etc.
  • Rabbi Charley Baginsky met with Dr Edie Friedman from JCORE to talk about how we can work together.
Strategy, Events & Communications Team
  • The strategy team is continuing preparations for the new Passport Scheme to launch in January.
  • Tom, Charley and Rafe attended the last Biennial meeting of the year to discuss the programme.
  • Rosa attended the MASA Gap Year Fair with RSY-Netzer.
  • The Veidah (a decision making event for 15y+) team were at the Montagu Centre preparing for the January event
  • Jacob visited the Bristol community
  • Francesca attended an event at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Prince of Wales with Rabbi Danny Rich.
Rainbow Pilgrims
  • Rainbow Pilgrims volunteer team won an award at Jewish Volunteering Awards 2019.


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