07 OCTOBER 2021 - 01 HESHVAN 5782
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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 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



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 the story of Jonah and why he is just like us. 

Click here to read the latest Jewish News issue.

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Parashat Noach by Rabbi Yuval Keren

In Our Communities

Monday 11 October - 7pm - ELELS. More than a Game with Nick Young. Please email for more information. 

Tuesday 12 October - 2:30pm - Mosaic Liberal Synagogue. Meet the Author: Adam Andrusier 'Two Hilters and a Marilyn'. For zoom details and more information please click here

Wednesday 13 October - 6.30pm - Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. Getting Away With Murder(s) Film Viewing. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Holocaust survivor Malka Levine, and Holocaust memorial co-founder Dr James Smith. Click here for more information and to book tickets. 

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 7 October - An update, conversation and check with Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Thursday 14 October - Join Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Principle 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 - Shanti House, Israel in association with the Embassy of Israel, London. More information to follow but information on Shanti House is available here

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. 

CARBON ZERO: If Not Now When?

Sunday 10th October
7.30 - 9.30 pm

The Jewish Museum, London

Eco Synagogue invites you to hear why this is important to the Jewish community, how we can get to Carbon Zero, and what the Jewish community is currently doing. 

Welcoming the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, President of the Board Of Deputies, Marie van der Zyl, the EcoSynagogue Rabbinic Team and expert guests. 

Join the pre Cop26 event in person (numbers limited) or via livestream.

Please email for an invite or more information.

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

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.

Cruse Bereavement Support Care Webinar

Thursday 14 October - 10:00 - 11:15 on Zoom with guest speaker Dr Amanda Roberts, Irish
Hospice Foundation

As part of the ‘Bereavement Supporter’* project Cruse Bereavement Care are providing free webinars. These webinars may be of interest if you would like to know more about how bereaved people can be supported by their community, or you work with bereaved people, older people or in the housing support sector.
This webinar will focus on how a community-based approach can effectively support bereaved people, underpinned by the principles in the Adult Bereavement Care pyramid. 

Hear more about how peer support within the Bereavement Supporter project has helped bereaved people get the right help at the right time. 

To book 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 
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.

LBC Job Vacancy

PA to the Principle 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.

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