Community Forums






East London


As Liberal Judaism and the Movement for Reform Judaism unite into one Progressive Judaism for the UK, we are holding Community Forums with all 80+ of our Progressive congregations.

These are a chance for members to meet with Progressive Judaism Co-Leads Rabbi Josh Levy and Rabbi Charley Baginsky, find out more about their plans for the future and share questions, ideas and feedback.

Rabbis Charley and Josh are hoping to speak to each community three times.

The first tranche of forums will discuss what is exciting and the potential of what can be achieved, as well as helping members to envisage a shared future and reaffirm our movements’ shared values, principles and practices.

The second and third tranches will then be more practical examinations of the detail of forming one entity, as part of an ongoing conversation with members of our communities about the vision for Progressive Judaism and what it will be.

A list of the initial forums that have taken place or are upcoming are below. To attend, please contact your chosen community:



July – November 2023:
  • The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
  • Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue
  • Finchley Reform Synagogue
  • Finchley Progressive Synagogue
  • The Ark Synagogue / Kol Chai Reform Synagogue / South Bucks Jewish Community



December 2023:
  • Menorah Synagogue
  • Jacksons Row (Manchester Reform Synagogue) / Southport and District Reform Synagogue / Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
  • Sinai Synagogue Leeds
  • Oaks Lane Reform Synagogue / East London and Essex Liberal Synagogue / Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue



January 2024:
  • Kingston Liberal Synagogue
  • Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue
  • Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue
  • Liverpool Reform Synagogue / Southport and District Reform Synagogue



February 2024:
  • Newcastle Reform Synagogue
  • York Liberal Jewish Community
  • Glasgow Reform Synagogue
  • Sukkat Shalom Edinburgh
  • Mosaic Liberal Synagogue / Mosaic Reform Synagogue
  • North West Surrey Synagogue
  • Bromley Reform Synagogue
  • Radlett Reform Synagogue



March 2024:
  • The Wimbledon Synagogue
  • Maidenhead Synagogue
  • Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue
  • Cardiff Reform Synagogue
  • Southgate Progressive Synagogue
  • Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue)



April 2024:
  • Norwich Liberal Jewish Community
  • Suffolk Liberal Community



May 2024:
  • Southend Reform Synagogue


To Attend

Find your chosen community and contact them for details.