4 NOVEMBER 2021 - 29 HESHVAN 5782
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Liberal Judaism Celebrates Eco Shabbat  

Friday 5 November 
Join Liberal Judaism communities for Eco Shabbat service and talks on Friday 5 November. 

6:30 - 7:30pm - Service 
7:30 - 8:00pm - Kiddush and dinner discussion with Adam Jackson 
8:00 - 9:00pm - After dinner talks with Student Rabbi David Yehuda Stern and Miriam Kennet, Co Founder and CEO of the Green Economics Institute. 

Live streamed on Liberal Judaism's YouTube and Facebook pages. 



Read the November/December issue of LJ Today here.

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In this week's Jewish News, Rabbi Yuval Keren asks what we can learn from the story of Noah

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In Our Communities

Sunday 7 November - 4pm - ELELS and Birmingham Progressive Synagogue together with the Free Synagogue of Flushing, New York - Kristallnacht Commemoration Service. Please email for joining information. 

Sunday 7 November - 7:30pm - Kehillah North London - Join Kehillah's Racial Justice & Climate Justice groups to watch Complicité's "Can I Live?" this Sunday as part of Black History Month. Book free tickets here

Tuesday 9 November - 7pm - LJS - Kristallnacht Commemoration with guest speaker Sir Anish Kapoor. For more information and to register to attend either in person or via Zoom please click here

Tuesday 9 November - 8pm - Mosaic Synagogue - Meet the Political Editor - Stephen Bush. For more details please click here

Liberal Judaism Community Briefings  

Every Thursday evening at 8pm
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.

Thursday 4 November - Imogen Resnick from Kehillah North London will join us to share the progress that Kehillah North London are making following winning the Inclusion in Action Award at Biennial 2021.

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. 

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. 

10 November - Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi on Jerusha Jhirad
17 November - Rabbi Charley Baginsky on Eva Kotchever

To register for the event(s) please click here

COP26: Faith Communities' Response to the Climate Emergency

Monday 8 November - 7pm
Join the Board of Deputies of British Jews and EcoSynagogue for a panel discussion with our interfaith partners - Eco Church, Eco Congregations, Eco Islam, Eco Sikh & Bhumi Global - to give reflections at the halfway point of the COP26 conference, and discuss the interfaith response to the climate emergency.
Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich and Rabbi Mark Goldsmith – Eco Synagogue
Michael Wegier - Board of Deputies of British Jews
Mark Bryant – Eco Islam 
Stephen Curran – Eco Congregations
Gopal Patel – Bhumi Global
Prubhjyot Singh – Eco Sikh 
Helen Stephens – Eco Church/Arocha UK

Livestreamed on the Board of Deputies and EcoSynagogue FacebookTwitter and YouTube

Celebrate Sigd

Wednesday 10 November 

To mark the Ethiopian Jewish holiday ‘Sigd’, the Embassy of Israel in the UK, along with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, are honoured to host lecturer and tour guide on Ethiopian Jewish history, Naftali Aklum, who will be in conversation with David Mendoza-Wolfson, Vice-President of the Board of Deputies.

Please click here to register via Zoom. 

Lily's Legacy Archive Skills Training

Thursday 18 November 2021
 13:00 - 16:30

at The London Metropolitan Archives
Hone your skills and help the Lily's Legacy team catalogue and deposit the project's collection, ensuring the preservation of its legacy for future generations. For more information, please click here

Friday Night Rock Service Returns for Chanukah

Friday 3 December 
Following a hugely successful run of lockdown broadcast services which were enjoyed by rockers throughout the UK and around the world, the band return on Friday 3rd  December, playing live at:
The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree. 
High Street, Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3EY

Led by Rocking Rabbi Tanya Saknovitch at Elstree, and Rabbi Yuval Keren, who will be live on-line from Southgate Progressive Synagogue, this special Chanukah service will be broadcast live on the Liberal Judaism web-site across its social media channels. You are invited to join us at Elstree or to watch from the comfort of your home, wherever you may be in the world!

Elstree are putting on a fish and chip dinner, while Southgate are hosting a chavurah supper, to go with the music. To book, email (Elstree) or (Southgate). 

Honeycomb Project 
Volunteer Peer Support

First session 
Tuesday 23 November
from 2-3:30 pm
A monthly opportunity for LJ and MRJ volunteer care coordinators to support each other in your vital role as care coordinator; to share experiences, good practice and mutual learning.

There will be a limit of 8 participants per session. To apply please click here

For enquiries please email

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.

UK Jewish Film Festival

4 - 18 November 2021  

Tickets are available now for individual cinema screenings and in-person events, or enjoy online screenings and pre-recorded events with a secure streaming platform and an all-access Online Festival Pass, viewable from the UK.

Visit the online festival platform to explore the complete programme, book tickets and passes, and to learn more about this year's 25th anniversary festival.

René Cassin’s
Human Rights Shabbat

10 -11 December 2021  
Human Rights Shabbat marks the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted on the 10th December 1948, co-drafted by Monsieur René Cassin.

This year in particular, many are facing extreme hardship. Our Jewish texts and values are founded on justice and fairness and we must strive for social justice wherever we can. Therefore, we are inviting synagogues and Jewish communities nationwide to consider the human right to food, a right which 8.7 million adults and children in the UK lack.

To sign up, receive resources and further information, please email here

Limmud Festival

24 - 28 December 2021  
Limmud Festival is ‘a pioneering festival of Jewish learning.' (Jonathan Freedland, 2019).

It’s a place for community, learning, discovery, empowerment, diversity, debate, laughing, dancing, families, volunteering. Limmud Festival is a place for you to discover something new.

With hundreds of sessions and thousands of participants from around the UK and across the world making up the most vibrant Festival community, follow your passions or do something totally new, as you enable connections and create long lasting memories.

For more details and to sign up please click here.

SAVE THE DATE: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

7 - 8 January 2022 
The MHAS falls annually on Shabbat “Bo”, the weekly Torah portion which tells about the Plague of Darkness, which has resonance with mental illness.

This year’s theme was The Impact of the Pandemic. Living through the ongoing pandemic has affected all our mental health, and this special Shabbat was an opportunity for the entire community to focus on and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

Register your interest for next years event here.

Families and Households Commission: Call for Evidence Launch

The the Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households recognises the importance of families and households as the cornerstone of every community in our society. The Commission aims to listen and learn and to gather evidence in order to develop practical and deliverable ideas to offer to the church and wider society.

For more information, or if you would like to take part in the survey to help the gathering of evidence, please click here

The Call for Evidence closes on 19 November 2021. A separate Call for Evidence for young people aged under 18 will be launched in the near future. 

Action for Community Employment (ACE) Initiative 

Launched by Wohl Legacy
You are being invited to take part in a short survey, created for and by the Action for Community Employment (ACE) initiative: launched by the Wohl Legacy. 

This research project aims to investigate the work ambitions of people in the Jewish Community. We want to evaluate if additional or adapted employment support services may be needed for this community and possibly beyond, especially for individuals looking to get back into work, change careers, or change their working hours.

Whatever your employment situations, ambitions, or opinions are, we welcome and encourage you to participate! Your participation could help better our community.

To take part in the survey, please click here

BBC Radio Keeping Faith Recordings

Every Sunday morning all the BBC Local Radio stations in England run a feature called Keeping Faith – in which we hear from people of different faiths about how their beliefs are helping them at this time. You can find them all here: 

Would you like to record no more than 2 minutes of audio telling people how your faith is helping you in your daily life: your personal experience of faith? 

If so, please email for more information about how to get involved. 

Job Vacancy


Westminster Synagogue are recruiting for an Office and Education Administrator (Mat Leave Cover) to start as soon as possible. For more information please click here.

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