28 OCTOBER 2021 - 22 HESHVAN 5782
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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 28 October - We will be joined by Georgina Bye, CEO of Mitzvah Day to hear all about Mitzvah Day 2021 and ways in which you can get involved. This year Mitzvah Day will take place on Sunday 21 November. 

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. 



Read the September/October issue of LJ Today here.

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In this week's Jewish News, Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich looks at why EcoShabbat is our chance to help save our planet

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Parashat Chayei Sara by Rabbi Adam Frankenberg

In Our Communities

Sunday 31 October - 5:30pm - Mosaic. On-line Tea Time Quiz. John Ashmele will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Mosaic Jewish Community & friends. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch! Click here to join via zoom.
Tuesday 2 November - 7:30-8:30pm - ELELS. ‘How do we keep becoming ourselves (and support others in this endeavour)?’ led by Jörg Schaub and chaired by Rabbi Richard Jacobi. Jörg Schaub is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Essex and will be sharing some of his current work with us. Click here to register for the event and receive a zoom link.

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. 

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

In Conversation Event

Sunday 31 October 2021 - 6.45pm
at a North Manchester Venue
The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region, together with the Jewish Leadership Council invite you to an In Conversation Event with Lord Mann, Advisor to the Government on Antisemitism. Lord Mann will be interviewed by Christian Wakeford MP followed by an open Q&A session. 

The event is open to all. To attend, please RSVP via email.

Safeguarding Training

DSL Training 4 November
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.

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

Lady Cynthia’s Lover: Schmutz
 Jewish, LGBT eco-art retreat

19 - 21 November 
Sadeh Farm, Orpington, Kent

With art, music and performance workshops responding to themes of Judaism, queerness and nature, run by Dex Grodner (aka, Chanukah Lewinsky), painter/sculptor Yael Roberts and cantor Rokhl Weston. 

No Jewish knowledge required. If this retreat’s contents resonate for you, then it’s for you!

For more information and to book tickets 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.

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

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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