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High Holy Days 2021/ 5782 at the LJS

Welcome to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue for the High Holy Day Services 5782. These services are the highlight of our liturgical year, providing time for us to reflect on the past year, on our relationships and what we hold to be significant in our lives.

For the second year running, our festival services will retain a very different look from years' past, but with the assistance of new technology we will be able to offer reassurance, strength and hope for the coming year. Please note that although more services have been included, many of them will be shorter than usual in order to limit screen time.





















Click on our HHD booklet below for full details on this year's services 











The LJS Covid Safety Regulations 

In order to keep everyone safe, the LJS has conducted Risk Assessments for each area of the synagogue. Please CLICK HERE to read the LJS Covid Safety Regulations. Please note that the wearing of masks is obligatory throughout the LJS building unless medically exempt. If you feel unable to adhere to the conditions, then please do make the most of our online community services where we look forward to welcoming you via YouTube and Zoom. 

Online Access for all 

To access times, dates and for all further information, please view the 2021 LJS High Holy Day booklet here

Although most of us cannot physically be with each other, we once again look forward to welcoming family and friends from all over the UK and from around the world to gather together for our online services via the LJS on YouTube, and on Zoom. Please subscribe to YouTube to receive timely reminders of services.

Registration Online for non-members

For security reasons, we ask that all non-members who wish to view our services online email us at


As always, we ask that those who are not members make a donation toward attending these special services, this can be done via our Donate page

Alternatively, you can contact us at for details on making electronic, credit/debit card or cheque payments.

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue Yom Kippur Appeal 5782/ 2021

In the Bible ‘tzedakah’ refers to an individual act of justice or righteousness… ‘tzedek’ is the broad vision of justice, whereas ‘tzedekah’ refers to any act that manifests a commitment to this vision. In later Jewish texts, ‘tzedakah’ begins to refer more specifically to money or other material goods given to alleviate poverty. Still built into Jewish law is the understanding that giving money to the poor should be a means of restoring the justice of the world. (‘Where Justice Dwells’, Rabbi Jill Jacobs) 

Our Yom Kippur Appeal this year supports three charities:
•    The Cardinal Hume Centre, located in Westminster, focuses on individuals and families on the cusp of poverty or who have been made homeless; 
•    Jewish Women’s Aid provides a range of services for women and their children who are suffering directly or indirectly from domestic abuse; 
•    Neve-Shalom – Wahat-al-Salaam is the JewishArab village in Israel, whose School for Peace was burnt down by arsonists in September 2020, and our contribution will help towards its rebuilding. 

For more information and to make a donation, please click here. A great, short video from each charity is available to view on our LJS YouTube channel.

Mon, 5 June 2023 16 Sivan 5783