Liberal Judaism’s Rabbi Mark Solomon and Rabbi Anna Posner will lead a special Kabbalat Shabbat service this Friday night (December 4) at 7pm to mark World AIDS Day 2020.
Hosted by the Jewish LGBT+ Group and Beit Klal Yisrael, it is a chance for communities and individuals to come together online and join in an uplifting service with an important message.
Owen Power, a member of Liberal Judaism’s Board of National Officers, will be the guest speaker. Owen is a D/deaf queer Jew, a lifelong campaigner on diversity and inclusion, promoter of HIV prevention, co-chair of Manchester Liberal Jewish Community and JLM-North West’s LGBTQ+ officer. He also holds Liberal Judaism’s inclusion portfolio.
The service will take place via Zoom and use the Jewish LGBT+ Group Siddur.
Everyone is welcome to join the service. To register and receive the Zoom link, please email email@example.com
To all of our MLJC and SBJC members and friends. This year, for Chanukah, we are determined that we will bring light into the world with our chanukiot.
Although we won't be able to gather in large groups in each other's homes, we will be having a 'Virtual Chanukah Trail', with a different household hosting a chanukah lighting each night.
We have chosen to theme our chanukah lighting each night around the theme of inclusion.
The lightings will take place at 6pm on the
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Zoom links will be provided to MLJC members and friends before the event.
This is open to all MLJC Members and Friends and three community members from MLJC will be doing one of the lightings each on the themes of Dyspraxia, Domestic Violence and Visual Impairment.
On the 17 December - there is a special 'Liberal Judaism Celebration' and further details can be found on this events page.
Thank you to Rabbi Neil Janes at SBJC for organising this event and to Frankie Gruzd at SBJC and Ross Milnes at MLJC for putting together this virtual chanukah trail with Rabbi Neil.
On Thursday the 17th December, MLJC will be joining in with Liberal Judaism's Chanukha Celebration.
Toby Friedner, BBC Three Counties Radio journalist and member of South Bucks Jewish Community, will be the host for the evening!
There will be:
The event can be joined on LJ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Channels
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details if required.
It's Mitzvah Day on Sunday 15th November!
This year here at MLJC we really want to make a difference by supporting people affected by food poverty during these challenging times.
It goes without saying we want our Mitzvah Day event to be Covid-safe and in compliance with lockdown.
Our aim for Mitzvah Day is to support and showcase the wonderful projects in our own neighbourhoods providing a Food Bank service to those who need it.
We are asking our friends and members to buy a few extra items or packets or anything else that your local project may require and drop them into your local Food Bank collection point in a supermarket or a community venue.
You must ensure that if you do this, you comply with the government rules in respect of lockdown and do not put yourselves at risk. It is entirely up to you if you want to participate.
You may want to do your own thing for Mitzvah Day and it would be great if you let us know what you got up to as there are lots of things that can be done from home.
It would help publicise Mitzvah Day and the invaluable work of Food Banks if you are happy to take a selfie when you drop off your donation! Or let us have photos of what you got up to at home.
Photos are for LJ Today and the Mitzvah Day website as well as for sharing on social media. This will highlight social action in our
communities and encourage others to support the fight against food poverty and children going hungry.
On Sunday the 15th November Mitzvah Day LJY-Netzer will be hosting a Mitzvah Day event for children of primary school age up to young adults.
The event is from 10:00am until 11:30am. There will be 3 breakout sessions based on age range and for further details please click SIGN UP FORM or contact us for further details.
Shnat Netzer is all set to depart on 20 December 2020 and signups are open until 1st December. If you would like further details about this, then please contact LJY-Netzer