LJ Day of Celebration 2019

London, 23rd June, 2019

When

23rd June, 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm

Website: LJ Day of Celebration 2019

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Liberal Jewish Synagogue
28 St John's Wood Road
London
NW8 6HA
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Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Time Main Foyer Sanctuary Rabbi John Rayner Room Mattuck Room Assembly Hall Art Room Room 1 Room 3 Room 5 Room 7 Rear Foyer Montefiore Hall Basement
9:30 am Registration in Foyer
by Liberal Judaism
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Registration in Foyer

By:
Liberal Judaism
June 23, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:10 am
Hall: Main Foyer
                      Arrivals & games
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Arrivals & games

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
9:35 am                      
9:40 am                      
9:45 am                      
9:50 am                      
9:55 am                      
10:00 am                      
10:05 am                      
10:10 am   Welcome
by Rabbi Alexandra Wright, Rabbi Danny Rich
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Welcome

By:
Rabbi Alexandra Wright, Rabbi Danny Rich
June 23, 2019, 10:10 am to 10:20 am
Hall: Sanctuary
                   
10:15 am                      
10:20 am   Keynote: From Starfish to Surestart
by Jean Gaffin OBE, Dame Margaret Hodge
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Keynote: From Starfish to Surestart

Margaret, a Labour MP and former Minister for Children, will be in conversation with Jean, an eminent figure in British healthcare. Both have a distinguished history of enacting social change: Margaret making policy and Jean carrying it out.

Margaret and Jean will be addressing their experiences and looking at the things communities can do to help build the fabric of society – either on their own or in collaboration with the state. The session will cover 70 years of social history in Britain, from the founding of the NHS right up to austerity and Brexit.

By:
Jean Gaffin OBE, Dame Margaret Hodge
June 23, 2019, 10:20 am to 11:20 am
Hall: Sanctuary Track: Keynote Type: Talk
                   
10:25 am                      
10:30 am                       Get to know you
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Get to know you

Some fun ice breaker games to get to know each other before we spend the day together.

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
10:35 am                      
10:40 am                      
10:45 am                      
10:50 am                      
10:55 am                      
11:00 am                       Life, LJY & You
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Life, LJY & You

What is LJY-Netzer? Learn a little bit more about the ideology, how you can be a part of this awesome youth movement, and how LJY-Netzer can be a part of your life beyond the Day of Celebration

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
11:05 am                      
11:10 am                      
11:15 am                      
11:20 am Break
11:25 am
11:30 am   How can we do more to include members with additional needs?
by Rabbi Monique Mayer, Rabbi Janet Burden, Jessica Saffer PhD, Sue Warner, Ruth Mason
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How can we do more to include members with additional needs?

Liberal Judaism prides itself on being an inclusive movement, however we still have a long way to go. Hear from Liberal Judaism members who have a range of additional needs, about successful inclusivity innovations and changes in their community, and also how communities can do more to be as inclusive as possible.

By:
Rabbi Monique Mayer, Rabbi Janet Burden, Jessica Saffer PhD, Sue Warner, Ruth Mason
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Sanctuary Track: Accessibility and Inclusion Type: Panel
Busting the myths of social work
by Rebecca Fetterman, Anna Craven, Dr Mary Baginsky, Stephen Ison, Yaffa Goschalk
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Busting the myths of social work

Social workers and social care are key in enabling our communities to support their members. Find out more about how social workers can help at all stages of life, in ways you are familiar with and also ways you may be surprised by.

By:
Rebecca Fetterman, Anna Craven, Dr Mary Baginsky, Stephen Ison, Yaffa Goschalk
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Rabbi John Rayner Room Track: Safeguarding Type: Panel
Teenage mental health
by Emma Dorman, Philippa Carr, Jami
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Teenage mental health

Families face more pressure and strains than ever. Many of us would like to gain more insight and knowledge into how we build resilience in our young people, recognise when we need to ask for help and share ideas about how to manage and support our teens.

By:
Emma Dorman, Philippa Carr, Jami
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Mattuck Room Track: Children and Parents Type: Talk
Lily's Legacy of Social Justice
by Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, Shaan Knan
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Lily's Legacy of Social Justice

We will look at Lily Montagu’s social justice activism, in her writing and work in fields including working conditions and youth work. We will think about how she influenced others, her legacy of social justice within our movement and how we might continue it. The session is an opportunity to learn about the ‘Lily’s Legacy’ project.

By:
Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, Shaan Knan
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Assembly Hall Track: The Prophetic Voice Type: Talk
Israeli humanitarian aid
by TBC
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Israeli humanitarian aid

Israel views humanitarian aid as an integral part of its role in the international arena. Activities of MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation - focus on areas in which Israel has a comparative advantage and/or accumulated expertise. MASHAV believes that our greatest possible contribution can be made in fields where Israel has expertise directly relevant to emerging nations.

By:
TBC
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Art Room Track: Caring Jewishly Type: Talk
Creating a volunteer culture: Lend us a hand to the promised land
by Jon Freedman
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Creating a volunteer culture: Lend us a hand to the promised land

Ever since Moses and Yitro appointed community leaders from amongst the Israelites, our people have been well practiced in ‘chupping’ volunteers.

Let’s explore together the experiences of some key actors from the Exodus story and see if those texts can point us towards an approach to volunteerism that speaks to our contemporary needs.

By:
Jon Freedman
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Room 1 Track: Volunteering Type: Talk
  Live life for today and plan for tomorrow
by Richard Conradi, Dr Gillian Schiller
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Live life for today and plan for tomorrow

Richard will help us Live Life for Today and plan for tomorrow.

Gillian will talk about Hospices, what they are, when to turn to them, and how they make the last phase of life both better and longer.

By:
Richard Conradi, Dr Gillian Schiller
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Room 5 Track: End of Life Care Type: Talk
Self-care workshop
by Jonny Benjamin MBE
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Self-care workshop

We are all less able to handle the stresses that come our way when we're already depleted by physical and emotional exhaustion. Or, put in a more positive way, we are more resilient and more able to handle life's stress when we are feeling our best both physically and emotionally. Meditation, a soak in the tub or other forms of self-care can revitalise you inside and out. Yet we often forget or neglect our own needs and put other people’s needs first. In this session you will explore how to take more care of your own needs and prioritise your mental health.

By:
Jonny Benjamin MBE
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Room 7 Track: Carers Type: Workshop
How much can a community do?
by Charlotte Fischer
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How much can a community do?

Our communities can be bold places that are making changes to the lives of our members and our neighbourhoods. Come and hear how LJ synagogues are taking action with their neighbours across lines of race, religion and class to resettle refugees, improve mental health services for young people, and in Brighton are launching a ‘Jews for Loos!’ campaign for the local cemetery – and how your shul can do the same!

By:
Charlotte Fischer
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Rear Foyer Track: Social Responsibility Type: Talk
Come and dance!
by Jackie Richards
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Come and dance!

Everyone can dance regardless of ability, age or gender! British Liberal Jews we can be reserved, cerebral and increasingly sedentary. Dancing encourages expression, better health, wellbeing, creativity, connectedness, spirituality and fun.

This session gives opportunities to participate and experience some benefits of
dance for your own community and yourself.

By:
Jackie Richards
June 23, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Montefiore Hall Track: Creativity Type: Workshop
11:35 am    
11:40 am    
11:45 am     Arty kef
by LJY-Netzer
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Arty kef

Having fun with art! Design and make all sorts of fun things.

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 11:45 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
11:50 am    
11:55 am    
12:00 pm    
12:05 pm    
12:10 pm    
12:15 pm    
12:20 pm    
12:25 pm    
12:30 pm     Lunch
12:35 pm    
12:40 pm    
12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm
12:55 pm
1:00 pm
1:05 pm
1:10 pm
1:15 pm
1:20 pm
1:25 pm
1:30 pm Music making a difference
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Music making a difference

Music and singing is a big part of LJY-Netzer. Learn some songs and discuss how songs and music can help people to feel good.

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
1:35 pm
1:40 pm
1:45 pm
1:50 pm
1:55 pm
2:00 pm   Singing for the Mind
by Rita Adler, Robert Hurst
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Singing for the Mind

A Demonstration of a typical stimulating and socialising Singing for the Mind session for people with Dementia and their Carers.

Come to a warm welcoming and relaxing taster session, Restore confidence, trigger golden memories and prompt new conversations through the intervention of both music and lyrics with gentle movement and vocal warm-ups. Song sheets and small percussion.

“Music and memory are powerfully connected. Everyone remembers songs from their past – the first kiss, the song at a wedding, seeing their parents dance and much more!”

Share useful advice with new friends in similar circumstances and learn where professional advice is available.

By:
Rita Adler, Robert Hurst
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Sanctuary Track: Creativity Type: Workshop
Hear from carers about their experiences
by Dr Gillian Schiller, Sharon Goldstein, Gaby Wills, Richard Bloom, Jacqueline Bernard
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Hear from carers about their experiences

Carers are often hidden members of our communities, and therefore we are often unaware of the support they need or we can offer. Hear from carers and those who work with carers in our communities to understand their experiences, how they can be supported, and what they wish their fellow members understood about being a carer.

By:
Dr Gillian Schiller, Sharon Goldstein, Gaby Wills, Richard Bloom, Jacqueline Bernard
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Rabbi John Rayner Room Track: Carers Type: Panel
Getting the most out of the volunteers in your synagogue community
by Nicky Goldman
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Getting the most out of the volunteers in your synagogue community

Volunteering in synagogue communities is essential to their operation. Involving volunteers is part of community building where people of different ages and stages are able to contribute to the whole and give to each other. Relationships have the potential to be significant but also the potential for challenge. This session will explore how to make volunteering work effectively for your synagogue.

By:
Nicky Goldman
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Mattuck Room Track: Volunteering Type: Talk
Showcase: Practical ways to include those with additional needs
by Ellie Lawson, Rabbi Richard Jacobi, Sara Alston, James Davies
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Showcase: Practical ways to include those with additional needs

Liberal Judaism prides itself on being an inclusive movement. More often than not the innovations which enable us to be as inclusive as possible come from those working with our members every week. Join our panel to hear how they have enabled members to feel that they belong in our communities, and discuss what our communities should consider doing going forward.

By:
Ellie Lawson, Rabbi Richard Jacobi, Sara Alston, James Davies
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Assembly Hall Track: Accessibility and Inclusion Type: Panel
How to talk to children about keeping safe
by Rebecca Fetterman, Tina Shaw
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How to talk to children about keeping safe

This session will be covering how to talk to children of different ages about safeguarding and abuse. What we need to talk to our children about to enable them to make good decisions about their own safety. We will look at good resources for you to use at home or in your community and send you home with resource sheets and lots of ideas.

By:
Rebecca Fetterman, Tina Shaw
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Art Room Track: Safeguarding Type: Talk
Support and advice: What's out there?
by Bayla Perrin, Benjamin Conway, Emma Roche, The Paperweight Trust
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Support and advice: What's out there?

Vulnerable members of the community – newly (not so) bereaved, those with a chronically unwell partner, or those going through separation or divorce, are frequently in need of guidance and personal assistance in regard to entitlements, budgeting and a plethora of form-filling. At these times of crisis, bureaucracy presents some of the toughest and insensitive obstacles – and The Paperweight Trust meets and conquers these challenges.

By:
Bayla Perrin, Benjamin Conway, Emma Roche, The Paperweight Trust
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Room 1 Track: Social Responsibility Type: Talk
Celebrating life: Mourning our losses
by Rabbi Alexandra Wright, Harriett Goldenberg
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Celebrating life: Mourning our losses

Judaism has a sophisticated and structured way of helping the bereaved mourn their dead – between death and a funeral, the funeral itself, shiva, sh’loshim and the Yahrzeit.

How can our communities support members who are grieving? What spiritual and compassionate support can we offer to the bereaved? What practical support? And how can we build resilience in ourselves?

By:
Rabbi Alexandra Wright, Harriett Goldenberg
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Room 3 Track: Caring Jewishly Type: Talk
The call to justice in the Bible and Talmud
by Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, Rabbi Janet Burden
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The call to justice in the Bible and Talmud

The presenters are both passionate about social justice. In this session we explore the prophetic voices in the Bible and Talmud which inspire us. We invite participants to join us in our exploration and think about how we respond to the call for action.

By:
Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, Rabbi Janet Burden
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Room 5 Track: The Prophetic Voice Type: Talk
Dying with dignity and chaplaincy
by Rabbi Danny Rich, Lars Jozefowicz
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Dying with dignity and chaplaincy

The length of our living, and the manner of our death is perhaps the greatest challenge of our modern lives.

Lars Jozefowicz, an experienced cardiac nurse and Chair of Shir Hatzafon in Copenhagen, joins Rabbi Danny Rich who has published in this field and is an active hospital and hospice chaplain, to reflect with participants on the morals and practicalities of: the meaning of death, how dying can be dignified, and whom or what should be involved in that process.

By:
Rabbi Danny Rich, Lars Jozefowicz
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Room 7 Track: End of Life Care Type: Talk
If I am not for myself - who will be there for my children?
by Rabbi Elana Dellal, Rabbi Yuval Keren
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If I am not for myself - who will be there for my children?

If I am not for myself?
Rabbi Elana will explore how parents and caregivers can receive spiritual meaning, growth and comfort through an intentional approach to parenting.

Who will be there for my children?
Rabbi Yuval will Explore the instruction of the Shema to ‘teach it to your children’. How can we reconcile between the need to teach and inspire with the need to let go and let our child develop her own Jewish identity?

By:
Rabbi Elana Dellal, Rabbi Yuval Keren
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Rear Foyer Track: Children and Parents Type: Talk
  The Kindness Olympics
by LJY-Netzer
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The Kindness Olympics

A giant fun session where all the activities are kindness themed.

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
2:05 pm    
2:10 pm    
2:15 pm    
2:20 pm    
2:25 pm    
2:30 pm    
2:35 pm    
2:40 pm    
2:45 pm    
2:50 pm    
2:55 pm    
3:00 pm    
3:05 pm    
3:10 pm    
3:15 pm Break Cheerio but be back soon!
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Cheerio but be back soon!

Before we join the main programme, we'll take some time to say goodbye to each other and think about what our next steps are with LJY-Netzer.

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 3:15 pm to 3:40 pm
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
3:20 pm
3:25 pm
3:30 pm   Ba'alei Tefillah Graduation
by Rabbi Sandra Kviat
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Ba'alei Tefillah Graduation

Congratulate the graduates of our Ba'alei Tefillah lay leadership programme as they receive their certificates for completing the programme. Watch out for one of them leading a service at your community soon!

By:
Rabbi Sandra Kviat
June 23, 2019, 3:30 pm to 3:50 pm
Hall: Sanctuary Track: Whole Conference Type: Presentation
                   
3:35 pm                      
3:40 pm                       [Join with the closing sessions]
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[Join with the closing sessions]

The youth programme will be joining with the rest of the conference attendees for the end of the day.

By:
LJY-Netzer
June 23, 2019, 3:40 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Basement Track: Youth Programme
3:45 pm                      
3:50 pm   Announcement of LAFTAs winner
by Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein
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Announcement of LAFTAs winner

By:
Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein
June 23, 2019, 3:50 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Sanctuary Type: Presentation
                   
3:55 pm                      
4:00 pm   Day of Music Performance
by Ruth Colin, Cantor Tamara Wolfson
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Day of Music Performance

A chance to see what happened at the Day of Music including a performance of some fantastic Liberal Jewish music!

By:
Ruth Colin, Cantor Tamara Wolfson
June 23, 2019, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Sanctuary Track: Whole Conference Type: Performance
                   
4:05 pm                      
4:10 pm                      
4:15 pm                      
4:20 pm                      
4:25 pm                      

Legend

 Keynote Whole Conference Caring Jewishly End of Life Care
 Carers The Prophetic Voice Creativity Social Responsibility
 Youth Programme Break Safeguarding Children and Parents
 Accessibility and Inclusion Volunteering