Liberal Judaism's Day of Celebration: Where Liberal & Judaism Meet

  • Sun, May 22, 2022 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

    28 Saint John's Wood Road
    Greater London, London NW8 7HA
Ticket Price (GBP) £0.00-£78.00 This event is now over

Come and join Liberal Judaism for this year's Day of Celebration to be held both in person at the LJS and online.

This year's conference is particularly special as it is a chance to celebrate not only the last 120 years of Liberal Judaism but the exciting future ahead of us.

The day is titled 'Where Liberal and Judaism Meet', a theme which provides opportunities for an exploration of Liberal Judaism for everyone, whether a lifelong Liberal Jew or someone just beginning to explore.

Come and hear great speakers, engage in debate and discussions, learn with our wonderful liberal rabbis, dance, sing, create. There will be something for everyone, including a fantastic programme for all our younger participants run by LJY-Netzer.


9:30 - Registration

10:00 - Welcome - Rabbis Igor Zinkov & 

10:30-11:30 Morning Session

  • Jamie Klingler: The Accidental Activist
  • Inclusion in Action - Rabbi Sandra Kviat, Alexandra Boyd, Mark Shaw, Effy Hazzan, Shaan Knan, & Owen Power 
  • Composing Jewish Music - Roxana Panufnic, Cathy Heller-Jones & Alexander Massey
  • Can we have too many converts? - Rabbis Margaret Jacobi & Janet Burden
  • Liberal Arts: When building community online just isn't enough - Judi Herman, Raymond Simonsen & Lisa Ellis
  • This is (not) the way: Liberal Religious Zionism - an oxymoron? - Rabbi Lea Muehlstein
  • Kabbalah: The Tzadiq & The Rooster Prince - Dr Chani Smith

11:45-12:45 - Keynote: Sara Nathan, co-founder of Refugees at Home, and Paul Anticoni, chief executive of World Jewish Relief - in a session dedicated to what role we can play to assist in refugee crises.

12:45-14:00 - Lunch

13:00-13:45 - Lunchtime Sessions

  • Jewish Italian Cookery - Silvia Nacamulli
  • What are our duties to refugees? - Benita Wishart
  • Mussar - Rabbi Monique Mayer
  • Judaism & Liberalism in the Israeli Supreme Court - Student Rabbi Gabriel Webber
  • Dignity in Dying - Rabbi Danny Rich

14:00-15:00 - Afternoon Session

  • Judaism & the environment - Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich
  • Queer inclusion in modern Judaism - Student Rabbi Lev Taylor
  • A Liberal Jewish Concert - Judith Silver, Joseph Finlay & Alexander Massey
  • Who will lead the community tomorrow if we don't engage with Liberal Jewish students today? - Rabbi Anna Posner, Jess Baker, Joe Shotton & Rabbi Daniel Lichman
  • Liberal Religions: Do we have muscle memory? - Dr Josh Edelman, Rabbi Charley Baginsky, Rosemary Davidson-Gotobed, Jasvir Singh & Mark Shaw
  • Can other religions help us with our own spiritual practice? - Student Rabbi Rafe Thurstance

15:15-16:30 - Closing session including creative competition winners and final blessing

Date & Time

Sun, May 22, 2022 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue Details

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

28 Saint John's Wood Road
Greater London, London NW8 7HA The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
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