19 AUGUST 2021 - 11 ELUL 5781
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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. 


City of York Hosts World Premiere of New Holocaust Film 

Supporting World Jewish Relief's Haiti Earthquake Appeal

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Parashat Ki Teitzei by Rabbi Margaret Jacobi

In Our Communities

Sunday 22 August - 1pm - KLS. Interfaith Picnic with the Dialogue Society in Bushey Park. Email Rebecca if you would like to join. 

Tuesday 24 August - 2:30pm - Mosaic JACS - Under the Influence. Join musician Andy Smith for a selection of different musical pieces. For more information click here

Thursday 26 August - 12:30pm - ELELS. Lunch and Learn: Shana ha Shevi'it - the coming Sabbatical year with Rabbi David Hulbert. Email for joining information. 

Afghan Refugee Crisis

We urge those of our members who are looking to support the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis to sign the Jewish communal response letter that is being sent to the Prime Minister by JCORE. The letter can be signed by clicking here

You can read more about the World Jewish Relief and JCORE call to the UK Government by clicking here

We also hope people can support their local communities efforts during the rehoming efforts. 

Tzelem, JCORE and Liberal Judaism present: 
Refugee Rights - What is the Future?  

Thursday 2 September at 7:30pm 

Seventy years on from the UN Convention on Refugees, what rights do Refugees still have in the UK? How will the proposed immigration bill affect those rights? And what can we do? 

To help address these questions we welcome: 
Lawrence Bottinick, Senior Legal Officer, UN High Commission for Refugees and Edie Freedman, Founder and Director of JCORE, the Jewish Council for Racial Equality. 

Click here to register in advance of the event.

NLPS Trust Funding Available

Don't miss the closing date if you are planning to apply for a grant from the Trust in the next round of awards. The closing date is 22 August. 

Applications are welcome from all LJ communities for new projects and developments. Examples of recent awards can be found on the Trust's website, where you can also find the application form and guidance on how to apply. 

If you have a project in mind but your application won't be ready by 22 August, don't worry. There will be an opportunity to apply in the following round of awards in the spring of 2022. 

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.

Getting Away with Murder(s)

Thursday 9 September at 6:15pm
at Everyman Theatre York

Tickets are now available for Getting Away with Murder(s) that will be shown on 9 September from 6:15pm - 10:30pm at Everyman Theatres in York with Q&A afterwards. 

The film is a feature length documentary that asks the question why were 1,000,000 people able to kill 11,000,000 people with over 99% never being prosecuted. A part of the filming occurred in York at Clifford's Tower and examines the Clifford Tower massacre. To discover the answer you will need to see the film. 

Tickets can be found online 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

The Small Communities ONE Shabbat

3-4 September
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.

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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