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		                                    Welcome to the LJS		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">A vibrant, inclusive, diverse and egalitarian community in London. Together we explore applying Jewish values to the challenge of living ethical lives within the social, intellectual and environmental realities of the 21st Century. <br>
We welcome Jewish and non-Jewish partners, families & individuals to our hybrid & online services & events. <a href="">Click here to read our Vision and Values</a></span>

Share Shabbat with us

Join our online services on Youtube with thought-provoking sermons and wonderful music, followed by a community Kiddush on Zoom. Service times are: 6:45pm on Friday evenings, 11:00am on Saturday mornings.

The LJS Heritage Trail

The LJS is a wonderfully diverse and international community, with our own or family roots in countries across the world. Read the first of our members' stories on this new website page. This project forms part of our celebration of the diversity and inclusivity of the LJS.

Jewish Festivals in Dialogue with Christianity: Shavuot and Pentecost

11 May 8:10pm In our final session, Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton alongside Prof John Barton examines how Judaism and Christianity have influenced each other’s festivals. They will discuss Shavuot and Pentecost's parallels.


The LJS Newsletter

Includes the favourite Yiddish words of our members, and an interview with LJS member Madeleine Kessler about this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice. Matt Turchin reflects on Shavuot, and there are reports on our Purimspiel and Yom Ha-Shoah event.

Thought for the Week

This week, Rabbi Alex discusses the recent tragic events at the Lag B'Omer festival in  Northern Israel.
Today, the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, should have been a day of rejoicing, the lifting of mourning customs that are traditionally observed during the seven weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Instead, today Israel is in mourning. One of the worst peacetime disasters in Israel has left at least 44 dead, including children, and 150 injured – all crushed at the site of the tomb of...

Shavuot Term Education

The LJS offers an exciting programme of learning and engagement for adults, known as The Learning Circle. Classes and groups occur throughout the week and on Shabbat mornings before the service, all taught by expert teachers.
Sun, 9 May 2021 27 Iyar 5781