14 OCTOBER 2021 - 08 HESHVAN 5782
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Safeguarding Training

Trustee Training 21 October
DSL Training 4 November
Both 7-9 pm

We are pleased to offer exciting new, free training to help both Reform and Liberal communities ensure best safeguarding practices for both adults and youth.

All communities should send attendees to both trustee and safeguarding lead training, unless agreed otherwise with Becca Fetterman.

Training will be discussing policy development and safeguarding strategy.
All participants will receive access to resources for use in their communities.

You can register to attend the date and location of your choice here.



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 Lea Mühlstein writes a powerful piece on breaking the silence around endemic violence against women.

Click here to read the latest Jewish News issue.

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Parashat Lech-Lecha by Rabbi Lea Muehlstein

In Our Communities

Sunday 17 October - 3pm - SPS. Cream Tea Quiz! SPS Social & Cultural Committee presents the Cream Tea Quiz! With socially distant teams / tables of six, £10 per person. For tickets contact

Sunday 17 October 5.30pm - Mosaic. A Diplomat's Account - the harrowing roundtrip journey from Japan to Lithuamia during WWII presented by Gillian Tigner-Orchudesch, Dip DA - LRAM. The presentation will include the true story of disobedience and of amazing courage, the reality of some of Japan’s hidden wartime secrets, obedience to authority the essence of Japanese culture and what happens when this code is broken. Click here to join the event via zoom.

Tuesday 19 October - 7.30-8.30pm - ELELS. Council member Elliott Porte has recently been placed on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain's Role of Honour for his work transcribing the burials of Edmonton Federation Cemetery. Elliott will talk about this mammoth task, accompanied by a slide presentation and followed by a Q&A. Click here to join the event via Zoom.


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. 

20 October - Rabbi Lea Mühlstein on Rabbi Regina Jonas 
27 October - Rabbi Jackie Tabick on Licoricia of Winchester
3 November - Rabbi Richard Jacobi on Helen Suzman 
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

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 14 October - Join Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Principal of Leo Baeck College and Dr Stephen Herman, Chair of the Trustees of Leo Baeck College to discuss what’s new at Leo Baeck College. They will give a short presentation of some of LBC’s achievements and discuss plans for future developments as well as ways that LBC can support your community. After that they will be delighted to answer your questions about the College.  

Thursday 21 October - Join us for a fascinating talk from Mariuma Ben Yosef, founder of Shanti House, Israel. Mariuma founded Shanti House in 1984 for youth at-risk and in immediate danger living on the street. She chose to dedicate her life and developed a unique therapeutic method, based on her personal experience, having experience homelessness at 14. Mariuma was born in Israel, but left home as a teenager, sleeping on the streets of Boston. On her return to Israel, Mariuma resolved to help other youths who were suffering from homelessness. Today, Shanti House has two campuses, in Tel Aviv and the Negev, that have helped more than 46,000 young people. There will be a chance to ask questions. 

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. 

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 click here to register

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.

Lily's Legacy Project Upcoming Events

Lily's Legacy Community Heritage Learning Day
Wednesday 27 October 2021 at Jewish Museum London, 11:00 - 16:00. Online and in person. 
Presentations include Hidden Treasures by Dawn Waterman, the Board of Deputies; Pam Fox: Jews by The Seaside. For more information and to book a place, please click here

Lily's Legacy Archive Skills Training
Thursday 18 November 2021 at The London Metropolitan Archives, 13:00 - 16:30 
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

Bereavement Care 
It’s a Long Journey – The length and complexity of prolonged grief.  

Wednesday 20 October at 9:30am-1pm 

This Zoom Conference Webinar is for bereavement visitors, counsellors, clergy, family support workers, healthcare professionals, community leaders, teachers and learning support assistants.

Outline Programme
9.30 am Online Registration, Welcome and Introductions
9.40 am “It’s a Long Journey” – Conversation with Dr Robert Freudenthal
10.25 am Q & A
10.55 am Interval
11.15 am Supporting bereaved people in different settings:
From the perspective of a Hospital Chaplain - The Revd Giles Pinnock
Bereaved Children and Young People – Sharon Merchant
12.15 pm Q & A
12.45 pm Thanks, Reflection & Closes. 

The Delegate Fee is £35.00 (Reduced Fee for Bereavement Care Members £25.00).
Please click here to book.

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.

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. 

LBC Job Vacancy

PA to the Principal and Dean & Director of Jewish Studies. 

Leo Baeck College is a preeminent institution of Jewish scholarship and learning that is the heart of the intellectual and spiritual life of the Progressive Jewish Community.

28 Hours per week (c£25K FTE). 

Please download the job description and application form here.

Deadline for application: October 15th

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.

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

Zoom Support


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