Mazal Tov on their birthdays to Mike Keen, Sylvia Kemp, Jennifer Gridley, Ursula Warner, Ronald Levin, Helen Sinclair.
Shabbat 27th May
On Saturday 27th May MLS is holding an extra special service. Our former Rabbi Charles Middleburgh will be with us and will preach at the service – and our long-term member, Ursula Warner, will be blessed on reaching the grand age of 100 years young. Come and join in Ursula’s celebration, and hear Rabbi Charles’s words of wisdom.
Mazal Tov on their birthdays to Avril Leon, Benjamin Hipgrave.
LJ Biennial Weekend – LJ Matters
Friday 19th May – Sunday 21st May
Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry Road, Daventry, NN11 6JT
Join us for our first in-person Biennial for five years! Liberal Judaism has grown a lot in that time, reaching more people than ever. The question is what’s next? How do we decide the future of the Movement and what the priorities should be? The Biennial is an amazing opportunity to be part of this conversation and ensure that the things that you care about are on the agenda!
Featuring three international keynotes: Rabbi Dr Lawrence A Hoffman, Rebecca Soffer, and Dr Joel M Hoffman
10 tracks packed full of LJ rabbis, LJ members and our collaborative partners
Of course there will also be everything you’d usually expect from an LJ Biennial. Services, spirituality, music, nostalgia, fresh ideas and fun (we’ve got a whole track dedicated to it this year!). LJY-Netzer will be running a parallel youth track and there’s a professionally staffed creche, so Biennial really is for all ages!
Book your tickets today at https://www.simpletix.com/e/lj-biennial-weekend-lj-matters-tickets-118879
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We know that there are many members who can’t join us in person but would like to join our services. Please click on these Zoom links so you can be a part of the weekend too!
Kabbalat Shabbat – Friday 19th May – 6:15pm
Shabbat Shacharit – Saturday 20th May – 9:00am
LJ Today -May/June edition
The May/June edition of LJ Today is now available.
To view a high resolution copy, as if it were a printed magazine (even with page turning noises) please click here.
(Note that if you visit the above link LJ will track and measure interaction and reading times)
If you can’t access it and would like a hard copy of the magazine, please email email@example.com
Mazal Tov on their birthdays to Victor Seedman, Graham Trafford, Jennifer Carter, Carole Bernard, Jane Lesser, Tony Lesser
Mazal Tov on their birthdays to Stephen Bach, Julie Palos, Maria Landau.
Liberal Judaism Community Briefing
Liberal Judaism is pleased to announce a brand new format for its Thursday evening Community Briefings. They will now be on the second, third and fourth Thursday of each month and each week will have a different theme.
The second Thursday, open to everyone, will be Charley’s Open House: A chance to chat about LJ, community and life matters hosted by our CEO, Rabbi Charley Baginsky. Bring your favourite coffee, herbal tea, cocktail, mocktail or whatever else you like to drink. Charley’s door is open and she would love to hear from you.
The third Thursday, also open to everyone, is our Guest Speaker Briefing: As before, these will see a fabulous external speaker, informing you about something else that can help you or your community develop, build a link or share experiences.
The fourth Thursday, for Liberal Judaism Council members only, is Council Colab: A collaborative lab of ideas and discussion to learn from each other, discuss challenges and opportunities and to commission specialist speakers, each hosted by a member of our experienced senior management team.
The schedule until Shavuot is:
27 April – Council Collab – Subsidised Membership with Phil Stone from The Ark Synagogue
11 May – Charley’s Open House
18 May – Community Briefing with Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Trustee of Memorial Scrolls Trust. Jeffrey will be talking about their work finding homes for Czech Scrolls and keeping the memory of the communities lost in the Holocaust alive.
25 May – No Council Collab due to Shavuot
Mosaic Liberal AGM
All members are reminded that the Synagogue’s AGM is taking place this Sunday 23rd April at the Synagogue at 4.00 pm. It will also be on Zoom – click here to join via Zoom (meeting ID: 832 0240 7672, passcode: 785050)
You can access the Minutes of last year’s AGM and the Accounts for 2022 by clicking on the links in the Agenda, which was e-mailed to you on 14th April.
Mazal Tov on their birthdays to Paul Zatz, Linda Baum.