A small selection of local Synagogues (check out the MRJ web site for others)
- Sheffield Jewish Congregation (Orthodox) – new web site
- Sinai Synagogue (Leeds Reform) – a recently created web site
- Sha’arei Shalom (North Manchester Reform)
- Menorah (Cheshire / South Manchester Reform)
- Manchester Reform (Jacksons Row – in the centre of Manchester)
- Maidenhead Reform – a very nice web site – contains lots of information about various aspects of Judaism
Some of these synagogues (and others around the country), stream their services online so you can ‘participate’ from your own home.
- Movement for Reform Judaism (MRJ – formerly RSGB – the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain) – our synagogue movement. Includes news of the movement, synagogues and ongoing initiatives. Includes an interesting forum where you can raise queries and discuss issues with others.
- jENERATION – a recently developed web site for young(er) Jewish adults (up to 31+) – a meeting place and information exchange – launched by the Reform Movement in 2007. Check out Jewish events in your area!
- Rabbi Tony Bayfield – President of the MRJ – has a blog on the Guardian Online ‘commentisfree’ blog site – check it out!
- Liberal Judaism (formerly ULPS – Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues) – the other UK progressive synagogue movement – which generally holds different views on various Jewish issues. Check it out!
- RSY (Reform Synagogue Youth) – the Reform youth movement – which runs summer and winter camps – and activities at many synagogues.
- URJ (Union of Reform Judaism – previously UAHC) – our sister movement in the USA. It has many interesting resources available on-line.
- United Synagogues – not representing our views on most matters – but you may still find some useful information here.
- Masorti Synagogues – a traditional synagogue movement which takes a progressive stance on some Jewish matters – read more about it here
- LIMMUD – the prime mover of exciting Jewish Educational and Cultural activities in the UK (and now all around the world!) – with a mass appeal – for Jews of all ages – so this is where the missing generation of Jews get to! The main event is a ‘Conference’ (more like a festival) every year in late December – recently at Warwick University. However, other activities take place all around the UK throughout the year. Check it out – you haven’t lived until you’ve been to Limmud.
Jewish Newspapers & Magazines
- Jewish Chronicle – the web site of the UK Jewish weekly that we know so well (you may need to register and log-in though).
- Jewish Renaissance – the web site of this fine Jewish cross-community cultural revivalist magazine – produced by an independent organisation in the UK
- Ha’aretz (English edition of a left-of-centre Israeli newspaper) – the best source of up-to-date information about current affairs in Israel today.
- Jerusalem Report – current affairs magazine – with insight into many current issues in Israel that you might not otherwise hear about – including critical viewpoints (and not just positive gloss)
- Jerusalem Post – a centre-right Israeli newspaper – written in English