Yom Sheini, 15 Iyyar 5779
Monday, 20 May 2019
The history of the LJ Quiz

4 April 2016

It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Liberal Jewish calendar – where communities from all over the country battle it out in a test of knowledge.

The next Liberal Judaism Annual Inter Synagogue Quiz will take place on Sunday November 13 at Northwood & Liberal Synagogue. Full details, and booking information, will be released shortly.

And to get you ready for this year’s event, Liberal Judaism vice president Rosita Rosenberg has compiled a history of the LJ Quiz, below.

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In 1975, when Geoffrey Davis retired from chairmanship of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues (ULPS) – the former name for Liberal Judaism – he inaugurated the Annual Inter Synagogue quiz and donated the trophy on which winners’ names were inscribed. The competition has taken place every year since, usually in the synagogue building of the previous year’s winner or runner-up.

 

Winners have been as follows:

1975 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1976 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1977 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1978 - Southgate Progressive Synagogue

1979 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1980 - Woodford Liberal Synagogue

1981 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue and South London Liberal Synagogue

1982 - Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)

1983 - Southgate Progressive Synagogue

1984 - Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue

1985 - Kingston Liberal Synagogue

1986 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1987 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

1988 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

1989 - Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)

1990 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1991 - Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue

1992 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

1993 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

1994 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

1995 - Kingston Liberal Synagogue

1996 - North London Progressive Synagogue

1997 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

1998 - North London Progressive Synagogue

1999 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

2000 - Hertsmere Progressive Synagogue (now The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree)

2001 - Hertsmere Progressive Synagogue (now The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree)

2002 - Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)

2003 - Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue

2004 - Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)

2005 - Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue

2006 - Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue (now Mosaic Liberal Synagogue, Harrow)

2007 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

2008 - Finchley Progressive Synagogue

2009 - The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

2010 - The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

2011 - Kingston Liberal Synagogue

2012 - The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

2013 - The Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

2014 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

2015 - The Liberal Jewish Synagogue