5 AUGUST 2021 - 27 AV 5781
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LJY-Netzer Summer

Last chance to sign up for Machaneh Kadimah. 

Machaneh Kadimah is LJY-Netzer's biggest event of the year. we bring together hundreds of young Liberal Jews from all over the country. Aged between 8 and 15 years old they have the Liberal Jewish experience of their lives! Two weeks of magical, creative, fun and engaging activities - Machaneh Kadimah is the place to be this summer.

This year's event will take place 16th-29th August 2021. Click here to learn more and sign up.


Liberal Judaism welcomes UK Holocaust Memorial Centre

Join the Pilgrimage with Yelala this Elul

Watch Rabbi Janet Darley Support Refugees on BBC2 

Read the July/August 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.

In this week's Jewish News, Rabbi Richard Jacobi examines the famous Torah quote that "a human being does not live on bread alone". 

Click here to read the latest Jewish News issue.

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Annual Memorial Services

This year the Liberal Judaism Annual Memorial Services will take place as follows: 

Pound Lane Cemetery 
Sunday 5 September at 11:00
To book a place at this service please email

Western Cemetery, Cheshunt
Sunday 5 September at 13:00
To book a place at this service please click here

Edgwarebury Cemetery
Sunday 12 September at 14:00
To book a place at this service please click here

Due to the current COVID19 restrictions in place at our cemeteries this year it is essential that people book in advance for our Annual Memorial Services using the information above. 

Please note there are no memorial services this year at Cheshunt Woodland Cemetery or Golders Green Crematorium. 

In Our Communities

Sunday 8 August - 8pm - Nottingham Liberal Synagogue - Film Club Discussion: Foxtrot. The film can be viewed on Amazon Prime and a number of other platforms. Please email for joining details. 

Tuesday 10 August - 2:30pm - Mosaic - JACS - Pitigliano - The Jewish history of a medieval Italian village with Amanda Weinberg. For more information click here

Wednesday 11 August - 7pm - ELELS - Learn Together/Grow Together: Bees in the Bible and Talmud with Rabbi David Hulbert. This session is in person only. Please click here to register for the event. 

Another True European Shabbat

Friday 6 August 18:00 BST 
Presented by the EUPJ and Baalei Tefillah Europe

Experience an exciting and different 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 EUPJ’s new Baalei Tefillah programme has enabled 29 students to acquire lay-leadership skills in a year-long course led by the WUPJ’s Rabbi Nathan Alfred.
The service takes place in Hebrew and English. Come and enjoy the variety of accents, get a taste of the different styles, and meet fellow EUPJ members.
Read more about Baalei Tefillah here.
You can register here for the service.

NLPS Trust Funding Available

Are you planning a new project or development in your community and looking for funding towards it? If so, you may want to consider an application to the Trust. Applications are welcome from all LJ communities.

Closing date for the next round of applications is 22 August 2021.

Examples of recent awards include educational resources and training, repair of sifrei torah, furniture, chumashim, upgrade to a synagogue building, and IT streaming facilities. 

Guidance on how to apply, including the application form, can be found at

Queries should be addressed to

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: 3-4 September

The Small Communities ONE Shabbat
Sharing one Shabbat all together, wherever you are - on your own, with family or with your community.
To register with the Jewish Small Communities Network for more information, please click here.

Liberal Judaism Community Briefings

Thursday evenings at 8pm
After a short summer recess, Community Briefings will be back after High Holy Days. They'll be a little bit different as we're opening them up to all LJ members as opposed to just community chairs and Covid leads.
So far we have heard from a whole range of speakers, including the LJ EcoGroup, the Board of Deputies, Jami and the New Israel Fund. 
We'd like to hear what you would like us to provide as subject matter. It could be something that has already been covered that you think should be done again for the wider community; something that has already been covered that you think should be revisited in more detail; or something completely new!

Please share your ideas by clicking here

Student's Departure for University

If your community would like to mark your student's departure for university or help your students prepare for their time at university, please be in touch with Liberal Judaism's student chaplain Rabbi Anna Posner via email

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. 

More details available soon. 

Norwich Liberal Jewish Community are Recruiting

Part Time Rabbi (0.25) 

Norwich Liberal Jewish Community are looking to appoint a part time rabbi to lead their small but growing community. This is an exciting time to join them as they continue to build on the work done by Rabbis Leah, Gerson and Anna over the past eight years. 

The new rabbi will be with Norwich one weekend per month. 

For a job description and further information about this rewarding opportunity please email All communications will be treated as confidential. 

Closing date: 30 September 2021 

Southgate Progressive Synagogue are Recruiting

New Position: Part-time Community Development Manager 
Southgate Progressive Synagogue are looking to appoint a part-time (15 hours/pw) Community Development Manager to develop our community in a multitude of areas with a special focus on families. The job will be based at the SPS site in Chase Road, Southgate but there will be some opportunity for home working. 
For more information and a job description, please email Mark Shaw at 

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