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LJY-Netzer is the youth movement of Liberal Judaism. We run events around the country throughout the year for young people between 8 and 23 years old. Our events mix fun, games, community, social action and informal education.

Our events range from day events, youth clubs, overnight events and longer camps. The events are often age specific or have age divisions on the larger events, including a spring camp (Machaneh Aviv) and our amazing summer camp (Machaneh Kadimah).

Liberal Judaism is the UK-based organisation of Liberal and Progressive Jews. There are over 40 communities based all around the UK. Liberal Judaism is based around progressive values including equality and inclusivity, which run through and define the organisation.

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We are a snif (branch) of Netzer Olami, the worldwide Reform Zionist youth organisation. This gives us a link to thousands of other progressive Jewish young people in over a dozen countries around the world. Amongst other things, we run our gap year programme as part of Netzer Olami.

Our Ideology

LJY-Netzer is an ideological youth movement. This means we have a set of values that guide everything that we do. There are four main pillars of our ideology: Liberal Judaism, Progressive Zionism, Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Youth Empowerment. Our ideology shapes how we run our movement and events, ensuring that all aspects of the ideology are covered on each event. See below for more details.

Tikkun Olam

We strive to be active in our commitment to Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World) on all levels, from the self (Tikkun Atzmi) to social action on a range of communal and global issues.

Tikkun Olam Of The Year (TOOTY)

Every year on our decision making event (Veidah) we decide our tikkun olam focus.

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Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment is fundamental to the running of our Youth Movement. Every member of the movement is under 25 and we take time to make sure everyone has a say in its running.

Veidah

One way that we really carry out our ideology is through our veidah.

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Reform Zionism

We are a Reform Zionist Youth movement, who encourage our members to develop a personal and nuanced relationship with Israel.

Trips to Israel

We offer two incredible trips to Israel. Israel Tour (the summer tour for 16 year olds) and Shnat Netzer (our gap year programme).

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Liberal Judaism

As part of Liberal Judaism, we believe in egalitarianism, personal freedom, and meaningful engagement with Jewish texts, values, culture and history.

Liberal Judaism

Click here to see our parent movement Liberal Judaism

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