Synagogues & Jewish Organisations

A small selection of local Synagogues (check out the MRJ web site for others)

Some of these synagogues (and others around the country), stream their services online so you can ‘participate’ from your own home.

Jewish Organisations

  • 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