Yom Chamishi, 20 AdarI 5781
Thursday, 4 March 2021
Bring your children to the Day of Celebration
We are just over a month away from Liberal Judaism’s Day of Celebration – and it truly will be an experience the whole family can enjoy.
The biggest event in Liberal Judaism’s year, the Day of Celebration will take place on Sunday June 7 at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London. The theme is Israel.
Our youth movement, LJY-Netzer, is closely connected to Israel through its ideology. Its amazing team of leaders will be running an event in which young people can experience Israel in a day - exploring the desert, kayaking the Jordan River, soaking up Tel Aviv’s culture and discovering what Judaism really means to them.
Activities will be split, with school years 1-4 and 5-7 grouped together. Plus, for the first time ever, those in school years 8 and above will be able to take part in the main Day of Celebration.
The day will close with a special ceremony where all ages come together, at which the coveted Liberal Academy of Film and Torah Awards (LAFTAs) will be awarded.
This project encourages cheder children within our communities to produce a film of 2-3 minutes envisioning life in Israel in all its varieties and diversities.
The prize for the best film, of a trophy and £50 for the winning religion school, will be awarded by our special guest Israeli VIP.
Rabbi Sandra Kviat said: “The LAFTAS provide a brilliant opportunity for a whole cheder to work on something together.
“Every cheder has received a pack to help compile their entry, which is very interactive and uses Google Maps Street View to discover Israel. The kids who have tried it so far have found it fascinating.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for kids to try and understand a different view of Israel and a great project that communities can run in an afternoon or over several sessions.
“I really hope as many communities enter the LAFTAs as possible – and that we see lots of families taking part in the Day of Celebration and the closing ceremony."
The deadline to enter the LAFTAs has been extended to May 11. For more information, please contact Rabbi Sandra on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
- or by contacting Yael Shotts on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 020 7631 9824. Tickets cost £25 for adults, £12 for children or £50 for a family ticket (two adults and up to four children)