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30 SEPTEMBER 2021 - 24 TISHREI 5782
PARASHAT BERESHIT
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AJR's International Forum: Connecting Next Generations

 
Sunday 3rd October - online only
Monday 4th October - online and in-person at Chelsea Football Club's Stamford Bridge, London

 
Join The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) for a fascinating two-day international forum for descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees.

Topics including: identity, trauma, legacy, memorialisation, literature and more.

Rabbi Charley Baginsky and her father William Baginsky will be kicking off the event on Sunday, with many more speakers and panels to follow.

Please click here for tickets and more information.

LJ IN THE MEDIA

   

 
Read the September/October issue of LJ Today here.
 

 
Download the Progressively Jewish Podcast via Apple Podcasts  or Spotify.

Download the Jew Know What? Podcast via Apple Podcasts  or Spotify.

This week's Jewish News Rabbi Rene Pfertzel looks at why we begin again at Simchat Torah. 

Click here to read the latest Jewish News issue.

Sign up for The Jewish News daily email here.

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Parashat Bereshit by Rabbi Margaret Jacobi

Liberal Judaism Community Briefings  


Every Thursday evening at 8pm
 
For the last year and a half, Liberal Judaism has been running community briefings. These have been a chance for our communities to meet with our Chief Executive and other senior members of staff on a weekly basis. Each week we have a different theme or speaker which is relevant to an area of community development or resource. However, perhaps the most beneficial aspect of these briefings is a chance for our members to meet each other, resource each other and create new and beneficial connections. 

Due to popular demand we have opened these briefings to all members of our communities and we would love you to feel free to attend all or those that are relevant to your interests. Our first session of the new era will be on Thursday 7 October and will be an update, conversation and check with Rabbi Charley Baginsky and the following week (Thursday 14 October) will be Rabbi Deborah Kahn-Harris, Principle of Leo Baeck College and Stephen Herman, Chair of the Trustees of Leo Baeck College. 

To join, please click here. Please ensure your full name and community name is in your Zoom name for us to enter you from the waiting room. 

Honeycomb Project

 
If you missed the launch of the Honeycomb Project and want to  watch, or re-watch, Rabbis Debbie Young-Somers and Alexandra Wright's inspiring and thought-provoking discussion, here is a link to watch the recording.

Please also join the Facebook Page, which community members can follow to hear about upcoming events through Honeycomb Project as well as other public events.

A Shabbat Morning in Europe


Saturday 2nd October 9am
 
The EUPJ and Baalei Tefillah Europe present the first Saturday morning virtual Shabbat Service led by aspiring prayer leaders from all over Europe – from Sweden and Finland in the north to Portugal and Italy in the south. The service takes place in Hebrew and English. 

Guest speaker this month is Eytan Silberstein who will be speaking about Emouna. "Emouna, the amphitheater of religions", is a programme that trains ministers of worship from different religious communities. The objective: to strengthen ties and mutual knowledge, and to further inter-faith connections.
 
Read more about Baalei Tefillah here.
 
You can register here for the service.
 
If you need any further information, please email Jesse Goldberg.

The Second
Rabbi Harry Martin Jacobi Memorial Lecture


By Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE

Sunday 24th October 2.30-4pm

“Why Antisemitism Matters” A look at the reluctance of various ‘authorities’ to take it seriously, and a discussion of the role of: (a) social media, and (b) the left in modern British politics.

At Southgate Progressive Synagogue (limited spaces available) and streamed live on zoom and social media.

Registration is free.
Please contact the Synagogue office here for the Zoom link or call 020 8886 0977 by 16th October 2021.

Should you wish to make a donation to The Schwab Westheimer Charitable Trust, giving educational support to young asylum seekers and refugees, it will be most appreciated. Please email here.
 

Education Hub


Forgotten Lives - Jewish Women Through the Ages
 
Liberal Judaism, in partnership with LJ synagogues, is proud to present this online course exploring the many different contributions that Jewish women have made throughout the ages. 

Sessions are designed to stand alone, so attend as many as you'd like! No advance reading or preparation required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and access to session recordings. All sessions are held on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. 

13 October - Rabbi Michael Shire on Otti Berger
20 October - Rabbi Lea Muhlstein on Rabbi Regina Jonas 
27 October - Rabbi Jackie Tabick on Licoricia of Winchester
3 November - Rabbi Richard Jacobi on Helen Suzman 
10 November - Rabbi Maragaret Jacobi on Jerusha Jhirad
17 November - Rabbi Charley Baginsky on Eva Kotchever

To register for the event(s) please click here

World Jewish Relief Emergency Appeal 

 
World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal to help people being forced to flee Afghanistan. 
  
Judaism teaches us not to stand idly in the face of suffering and injustice, and our community’s history reminds us why this is so important. World Jewish Relief was founded to help refugees in the 1930s and 40s because they were Jewish; we help refugees today because we are Jewish. 
 
 
You can donate today and save lives at www.worldjewishrelief.org/afghancrisis 
or 020 8736 1250.

LBC Lehrhaus: Autumn 2021


Leo Baeck College presents an opportunity to study with our world-renowned faculty and specialist teachers on a range of subjects as part of the Lehrhaus, our adult Jewish learning programme following in the footsteps of the Frankfurt Lehrhaus established in 1920 by Franz Rosenzweig.

Click here for the programme and to sign up.

Save The Date: UK Jewish Film Festival

 
4 - 18 November 2021  
 
The 25th Anniversary edition of the UK Jewish Film Festival will be held from Thursday 4 - Thursday 18 November 2021 in cinemas and online. 

Booking available for priority members from 10am Friday 24th September.

General Booking opens Friday 1st October. 

To receive priority booking from Friday 24th September and discounts on all cinema tickets and the Online Festival Pass, become a UK Jewish Film Member now.

Zoom Support

 

For any questions regarding using Zoom, or for support, first of all check the official Zoom support, available in text or video, or if you're not able to find the answers, contact montagu@liberaljudaism.org and we'll do what we can to help you.
 
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