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Rosh Hashanah Reflections, 2014-5775 Nine Reform Rabbis: Cooper, Hugenholtz, Janner-Klausner, Romain, Rothschild, Sheridan, Tabick, Wallach, Young-Somers The meaning of Rosh Hashanah for nine MRJ rabbis and how they are inspired for the coming year is th…
Women in Judaism, Sept. 2014, European Jewish Heritage Days As part of the annual EJHD, various venues across the country were held to honour and celebrate Jewi…
Israel and the Middle East, a guide for the perplexed Informative booklet on history of Israel, Zionism, Israel and the Palestinians and the war against t…
The antiquity of Jewish Jerusalem Dr. Jeffrey M. Cohen Short booklet on Jewish Jerusalem, historical and Biblical sources and why Jerusalem should not be d…
MRJ AGM Financial Statement, 2012 Detailed account of facts and figures and various responsibilities and activities of MRJ for the yea…
Essential Jerusalem (AA Guide) Greer Fay Cashman Good all-round guide to Israel, particularly Jerusalem with maps, where to stay, what to do, and whe…
The Moral Values of Judaism Louis Jacobs Tract which encourages a moral, Jewish approach to life, business, racial discrimination, family lif…
Tefillin (Phylacteries) Alexander Cowen Pamphlet which discusses the significance and importance of this mitzvah and the reasons behind the…
'When Someone Dies' Joyce Rose Essentials of Jewish funeral arrangements and mourning customs including: information about Burial S…
'Marriage' (Reform Marriage - A Traditional Approach) Rabbi Rachel Montagu Planning and preparations for weddings, order of the marriage service, Aufruf (Aliyah), customs and…
'Welcome to Reform Judaism' One page tract which discusses the 'plus' of Reformed Judaism and its positions on the home and sy…
'Reform Judaism Is Living Judaism' Annual periodical which covers the major events in the RSGB movement including inductions of rabbis…
Pesahim 25b - Babylonian Talmud (Aggadah) Passage with study questions involving committing acts which are against one's moral sense: 'Do not…
Reform Judaism, What's on the outside matters... The value of the individual in the Reform Movement is discussed as well as the Reform approach to di…
'Women and Tallit' (Jewish Women and the Ritual of Prayer) Elizabeth Sarah and Dee Eimer More enlightened (feminist) approach to reasons why it is perfectly normal for women to wear the tal…
Kedoshim, Parashat HaShavuah Chapter nineteen of the Tanakh which covers the commandments laid down by God to Moses; the 'Thou sh…
Be-hukkotai, Parashat HaShavuah Leviticus 26:3-27:34. The commandments given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai.
The Counting of the Omer Tracey R Rich, Webmaster Excellent compilation by our very own David Hampshire of what counting the Omer implies, the haggada…
Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Sanford L. Drob/Tracey R Rich Good compilation by David Hampshire of the basic elements of Kabbalistic teaching which includes the…
Pesach and Slavery, Pid'Yon Shivu'im, Freingthe Captives Types of Slavery in modern times (info to be used at Seder Table), Trafficking in Women, Ideas for T…
Update, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Jasenovac Collection, Jewish Resistance Fighters, Sept.11th commentary, Chamber Music Series, Polish…
Heroes, Acts of Courage and Compassion, 2002 Calendar A tribute in picture and text to those who were 'the Righteous Among the Nations.' Everyone from Jan…
What is Reform Judaism? Rabbi Tony Bayfield Good 'basic' Q & A format which explains the position of Reform Judaism to those who are Reformed an…
Religion and The Individual Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs Six sermons delivered at the New West End Synagogue which discuss the importance of the Individual,…
Why is this year different? Rabbi Philip Ginsbury Practical information to the laws which apply when the day preceding Pesach happens on Shabbat. Well…
Anne Frank House: A Museum with a Story(1 copy in Hebrew; 2 copies in English) Small booklet which takes one through the Anne Frank House (Annex) and tells a little bit of her sto…
Holocaust Memorial Day Packet Dr. Wendy Whitworth Useful educational resource packet which contains all kinds of ideas and information about observing…
Jews in North Devon During the Second World War Helen Fry Blurb which advertises this upcoming book from their escape for m Germany and their participation i…
What Will You Do? (48 things you can do to make a difference) Andrew Wolfin, Project Co-ordinator A practical guide which follows up on R.J. Sack's book, To Heal A Fractured World. It There are spec…
Birchat Ha'mazon & Zemirot for Shabbat R. Geoffrey Shisler, R. Raphael Zarum, R. Michael Binstock User-friendly, handy booklet which includes all the possible songs and prayers for grace after meals…
Birkat Ha-mazon Paul Freedman One page pamphlet which contains the blessings before and after the meals, particularly the procedu…
What Is Reform Judaism? RSGB, Sternberg Centre for Judaism/R. Tony Bayfield Concise, easily understood explanations of the difference between Reformed, Conservative, Orthodox J…
What Will You Do? 48 Things You Can Do to Make a Difference Andrew Wolfin, Project co-ordinator Lovely little pamphlet inspired by R. Jonathan Sack's book, To Heal a Fractured World. It lists lit…
Birchat Ha'mazon & Zemirot for Shabbat R. Geoffrey L. Shisler, Dr. Raphael Zarum and Rev. Michael Binstock Compact and practical and useful booklet to help with the Shabbat Blessings and grace after meals. W…
West London Synagogue of British Jews - Three copies Compact pamphlet which tells the layman (and non-Jewish person), what inside West London Synagogue a…
Why Join A Liberal Synagogue? Thumb-nail brochure geared to the liberal mind and formatted through a series of questions. A way of…
Liberal Judaism and Jewish Status Concise pamphlet which explains who is Jewish and who isn't according to ULPS.
What Does the ULPS Do for Your Synagogue? The services and backing of the ULPS to other synagogues is clearly explained here. Everything from…
ULPS-Kashrut-Its Menaing and Purpose R. Jakob J. Kokotek Quick read of what Kasrut is, its history, and what he progressive attitude towards keeping Kosher i…
Jewish Status and the Convert to Judaism R. Sidney Brichto Who is a Jew and who isn't as ell as the steps for someone who wishes to convert are explained brief…
Youth in the ULPS R. Clifford Cohen What's on offer to the young person (a great deal of things), in the liberal movement. Informative a…
The Process of Conversion in the ULPS-Guidelines for Intending Proselytes Outline of what one needs to do in order to be a full-fledged member of the Family of Israel.
On Zionism and Israel Where the movement stands in its full support of Israel and the importance of Zionism in one's life.…
Education in the ULPS R. Andrew Goldstein Information on Cheders, Leo Baeck and Adult Education-all on offer at any of the Synagogues or at th…
Marriage and Divorce R. John D. Rayner Liberal and Reform views on marriage, what is expected, what are its obligations and, if that sacred…
The PLO in Diplomatic Darkness A straightforward explanation of the PLO, its history, its leadership and its violence. An eye-opene…
The Jewish Museum Carole Mendleson, Curator A little history of the Jews in England as well as some of the artifacts and treasures to be found i…
Tay-Sachs & The Allied Diseases: What Every Family Should Know Jayne Mackta The no-nonsense guide to what Tay-Sachs is, how it can be prevented, and information on other relate…
Jewish Belief and Practice Jan Thompson A brief introduction to Jewish history, thought, practices and rituals. Included also is a glossary…
A Manual of Judaism for Jewish and Non-Jewish Students R. Bernard Hooker What seems to be a private printing of an interesting booklet for it contains the differences betwee…
The Jews of Arab Lands-Their History in Maps Martin Gilbert Interesting piece of research with maps (which Gilbert later enlarged in subsequent works), into the…
The Jewish Home Paul Shaw/Susan Thompkins A good basic guide (mostly for students and non-Jews which describes what the Jewish home contains:…
Exploring the Jewish Heritage in Spain Samuel and Tamar Gran Nice pictures and colourful summary for the most famous Jewish sights/locations in Spain, from Samue…
Jewish Worship J. Rose/Ray Bruce A nicely illustrated discussion of Judaism, its background, its major and minor festivals and, a sti…
Masorti (Masorti Journal, 1987) Michael Rose Series of scholastic articles written by such famous names in the Masorti Movement as R. Louis Jacob…
Some Aspects of Shechita (Jewish Method of Slaughtering Animals for Food) Joan Lawrence A straight-forward explanation of why and how Shechita is performed which ought to dispel some of th…
Kashrut Today A good basic guide for Jewish homemakers and for answering questions form the non-Jewish community a…
The Passover, the Last Supper and the Eucharist-Jew. Festival and Christian Liturgy A similarity-difference version of the two holidays: Passover and Easter; condensed versions of both…
Passover-Guide to O Level Judaism Judith Rabin/Rev. Reuben Turner A guide to Pesach in English for both the Jew and non Jew. Good background information and clear exp…
Passover Lynne Scholefield A general guide for RE teachers which explains the Festival of the Unleavened Bread along with the H…
Tabernacles and Rejoicing of the Law-Guide to O Level Judaism Janette Moore/Rev. Reuven Turner Very basic explanation of Sukkot and Simchat Torah when the cycle of reading the Torah ends and is s…
Visiting a Synagogue Paul Shaw Friendly, basic information guide to what is outside and inside a synagogue with clear illustrations…
Succot and Simchat Torah-Living Festivals Series Lynne Scholefield Geared for RE teachers, a good clear explanation of the Giving of the Torah and the Completion of th…
Shabbat-Living Festivals Series Christopher Bryan and Victor Whitburn Clear narration with good illustrations to explain what Jews do on Shabbat (though the covers and th…
Chanukah-Living Festival Series Lynne Scholefield Clear, concise guide for RE teachers and non-Jewish students to this Festival of Lights. Things to d…
Jerusalem Judith Rabin Friendly, somewhat childish narration of a boy explaining his city to a visitor and highlighting the…
Judaism Myer Domnitz A very condensed booklet which talks about Jewish practices, particularly in England, and some basic…
the Jews of Girona Sean Golden, Trans. Brief history of the Jews who came to this Spanish town in the 9th century (CE), and their history b…
The Three Pilgrim Festivals (photocopied) A good booklet for O level students which seems to be tailor-made by an RE teacher for her/his class…
A Passover Haggadah A photocopy perhaps of a service for the first night of Seder. Both in English and in Hebrew. A novi…
A Community Seder from Southgate & District Reform Synagogue Very 'hip' and liberal Seder service which certainly connects this traditional holiday to modern tim…
Feast of Lights/Feast of Lots-Guide to O Level Judaism Deborah Lustig Hard to read (small print) but informative booklet about Chanukah and Purim. A teacher's guide rathe…
Tu Bishvat/Lag Ba'Omer - O Level Judaism Guide Deborah Lustig/Rev. Reuven Turner-JNF A compact explanation of the new year fortress and the counting of the Omer. A good booklet which em…
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur-Guide to O Level Judaism Alaine Granston/Rev. Reuven Turner-JNF A detailed description of the Rosh Hasahan and Yom Kippur Services and what elements are entailed an…
Feat of Weeks-Guide to O Level Judaism Janette Moore/Rev. Reuven Turner, JNF Brief and clear discussion of what Shavuot is and why it is celebrated. The O Level questions at the…
Common Ground-Journal of the Council of Christians and Jews Little booklet carefully balancing the articles between Jews and Christians. One article, The Jewish…
Israel, A Multi-Disciplinary Resources Handbook A valuable list of sources for someone who wishes to teach about Israel and especially for RE teache…
Facts and Fallacies about Liberal Judaism(2 copies) R. Hooker/R. Sidney Brichto An easy-to-follow format of Q & A which erases some of the prejudices and ignorance about liberal Ju…
What is Judaism? Colin Cross An interesting arrangement of bits of knowledge done in a series of articles which cover everything…
Jewish Students: A Question of Identity Jane Moonman An informative booklet, academic, and for adults rather than youngsters. Discussion of Anglo-Jewish…
The Jewish People-Some Questions Answered Clive A. Lawton What you always wanted to know about Jews butter were afraid to ask? A good starting point for any…
The Pharisees and the Gospel The two views, Jewish and Christian on this sect who tried to keep the Oral Law in tact. Highly bala…
The Holocaust-Its Relevance to Every Christian A very general but helpful booklet to aid the RE teacher who must discuss the Shoah to classes, and…
'Responsibility: Take it or Leave it?' Jewish Association for Business Ethics Ethics and the story of Jonah. An ethical guide for the business man who is entering the time of Yom…
World Union for Progressive Judaism 2005/2006 The annual periodical which highlights what was done during the year (particularly in Berlin, North…
'Haganah' Museum Members of the Israeli Government Historical Department Informative and pictorial booklet which outlines the role of the Palmach (the strong arm of the Hag…
Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority-Visitors Guide Moving and descriptive pamphlet which everyone ought to read and certainly, a place which every pers…
Jerusalem City Map A good beginners' guide to the city; hardly detailed but very good for the first day or two of your…
Diamond Jubilee 1947-2007: 60 Years of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue Miriam Mays, Hon. Chairman of BRS Lovely booklet/pamphlet put together by many members of the synagogue retelling in pictures and in t…
The Mischling June (25-27th) 2007 Playwright: Louise Garcia Louise Garcia's Kindertransport-themed playbill which features the cast of thousands, the music and…
A Continuing Dialogue on Holocaust Theology: Canon Bob Reiss & R. Mark Winer Jill Todd Transcripts of two sermons given by Reiss ("Jewish Thought about God after the Holocaust" ) and Wine…
Living on the Edge R. Tony Bayfield Transcript of a speech given in Israel by Tony Bayfield for the Biennial Conference of the World Uni…
Leo Baeck Trustee's Report, 2008 Financial report of the Leo Baeck College for 2008. Accountants would find this riveting; the rest…
A Jewish Guide to Fair-trade Backed by Orthodox and Progressive Jewish organisations throughout Great Britain, this helpful guide…
Calendar of Torah and Haftarah Readings, 5767-5769(2006-2009) R. Dr. Reuven Silverman, R. Dr. Jonathan Romain Good introductions by both editors and useful reference pamphlet to work out what was done on what w…
The Jewish Community of Penzan Elizabeth Brock The long history of Jews in Cornwall is briefly described (Jews came before recorded history); they…
Why I am a Liberal Jew R. Sidney Brichto Various prominent lay people within the Liberal community expound on what appeals to them about libe…
Jesus of Galilee, a geographic gospel. Yadin Roman/Deborah Camiel Attempt to explain the geographic travels as depicted in the Gospels of various disciples as well as…
Masada National Park Ehud Netzer/Leah Karni Good brief account for tourists traveling to Masada in terms of the major sites and walking tours in…
Masada, Kings' Stronghold, Zealots' Refuge Yadin Roman/Deborah Camiel Details account of what you will find on Masada, what it means, and how to trek about to see various…
Madsada, The Northern Palace Good introduction by the then director of the authority, Aharon Vardi about the historical significa…
Leo Baeck College-Annual Review, 2009-2010 Good summary of who is whom at the college, what various projects and curriculum are being currently…
Jewish Museum London, March 2010 (2 copies) Pamphlet which highlights all the films, talks, workshops, exhibitions and cultural events put on by…
Jewish Charity Guide 2010 Sharon Graham and Alan Gold Invaluable guide to Jewish charities, donations, and information on making a will and inheritance ta…
Jacobson Schule(1899) Part of a book on Jacobson who is considered the father of Reform Judaism as his schule was the firs…
Art in Judaism, European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage, 5,12-15th Sept. 2010 Complete information about al the events taking place in the UK during September which highlights Ju…
Yom Ha-Shoah Service-Cornwall Community 2012 Louise Garcia/Pat Lipert Readings and ceremony for a memorial service for the Six Million on Holocaust Memorial Day, Jan. 27,…
Our Haggadah (MRJ) 5772/2012 (Draft) R. Paul Freedman, Chair, Publications Comm., Assembly of Reform Rabbis, UK New version of Reform Haggadah in draft form. Inclusive, accessible, eclectic assembled by the spect…
The Susser Archive R. Dr. Bernard Susser Lists of places (directories), to find Studies in Anglo Jewish History, Registers, etc.
The Torah-its place at heart of Judaism and Being Jewish Compiled by Hannah Jacobs (MRJ) Mini-Limmud on Sun., 7th July, where Hannah spoke about the places in Torah where the words 'Torah'…
How Can We Help?-Guide to services from MRJ Short booklet which gives information about what MRF communities do and the services they provide as…
Developing Communities, Promoting Values-Strategic Priorities 2013-2015 Succinct booklet which explains what MRJ values and what it hopes to promote in the future in terms…
250 Anniversary of Plymouth Synagogue-21st Iyar 5772 (May 13, 2012) Service honouring the oldest Ashkenazi in England
Archaeological diggings in Israel (in Hebrew) Pictures of archaeological sites and findings in Israel. All in Hebrew.
Restoration report of Falmouth Sefer Torah 2 Bernard Benarroch Restoration of the Falmouth Torah report given to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, Dec. 2013 by s…
Jewish Calendar Judaism 101, http://www.jewfaq.org/calendar.htm Basic explanation of the Jewish calendar, how it works and calculated.
Torah Rededication Ceremony-May 28 2014 Leslie, Pat Lipert; Elkan Levy Various papers dealing with planning and preparations for acquiring the Falmouth Torah Scroll and th…
Jewish Burials & Cremations in Cornwall-Discussion Document Council members of Kehillat Kernow Update on procedures and policy (MRJ oriented), on concerning Jewish burials in Cornwall. Copy on KK…
Rosh Hashanah Reflections 5775, 2014 MRJ Rabbis Cooper, Hugenholtz, Janner-Klausner, Romain, Rothschild, Sheridan, Tabick, Wallach, Young-Somers/MRJ Short commentaries on the meaning of Rosh HaShannah from the viewpoints of various Reform rabbis.
What has the Board of Deputies ever done for us? The various functions and activities of the BOD in succinct form: education, religious freedom, und…
Standing up for British Jewry Short pamphlet which outlines ways in which the Board achieves defending British Jewry including sta…
Judaism & the Natural World Events scheduled throughout the UK for the European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage which this yea…
Inclusion in the community, Interactive Handbook 2015 Handbook to help with those who have special needs (children, adults) within the Jewish community.
Chametz vs. Kitniyot 2015 Tori Avey All you need to know about okay foods you can eat whether your are Sephardi or Askenazi. Hametz not…
Notes on Pesach, Art of Jewish Living David Jacobs Notes on various traditions, songs, and symbolism related to the Four sons at the Seder service.
Torah Tidbits, March 2017 Phil Chernofsky Various commentaries on Parashot from an orthodox point of view.
Torah Tidbits, Feb. 2017 Phil Chemofsky Various commentaries of the various Parashot from an orthodox point of view.
Jews and Synagogues, Venice, Florence, Rome, Leghorn Fine descriptions of major Jewish sites in Italy, some known, some not and 75 colour plates.
Yom Ha'Shoah Memorial Service for the Six Million Louise Garcia/Pat/Leslie Lipert Series of readings, witness accounts, prayers and Biblical references.
Burial Procedure Liz Berg Description of actual burial procedures by the Jewish Burial Societies within each community accordi…
The Jewish Manifesto The Board of Deputies of British Jews Comprehensive report of the commitments, global Jewish issues, Jewish lnife cycle, Jewish values and…
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Pamphlet which outlines the various historical displays and exhibits on the various floors of the ex…

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