Return of Physical Services

Return of Physical Services

Summer is hopefully (weather permitting) just around the corner; vaccine availability is increasing and COVID restrictions are easing. With so much optimism, it is natural to ask the question: when can we all get together and when will physical services return? The initial plan, weather permitting, is

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Time to celebrate Pesach 2021

Time to celebrate Pesach 2021

A few weeks ago, an episode of Pointless aired, and one of the questions asked contestants to come up with words ending ‘-ough’. The pointless answer, the most unusual word anyone could think of, was ‘furlough’. I have a sneaking suspicion that that episode was filmed before

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Current YLJC Services

Current YLJC Services

For the moment, York Liberal Jewish Community is holding weekly online Shabbat services, alternating between Friday nights and Saturday mornings.   Thanks to all those who have taken part and, in particular, helped to lead our services at this difficult time, especially Shannon, Sam, Ruth, Adrian, Lillian

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Saturday 9th May: Gabriel is back!

Saturday 9th May: Gabriel is back!

As a special treat during the lockdown, student rabbi Gabriel Webber will be virtually returning to lead a zoom Shabbat morning service for the York Liberal Jewish Community on Saturday 9th May at 11am.   This will replace our scheduled Friday night service the evening before. Let’s

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Tu Bishvat Mitzvah

Tu Bishvat Mitzvah

To mark Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, on 9th February, Members of the York Liberal Jewish Community and St Nick’s Environment Centre in York had planned to plant some trees on the Millennium Fields next to the Millennium Bridge in Fulford.   Unfortunately, when

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The Rabbi for York Fund

The Rabbi for York Fund

York Liberal Jewish Community (recently featured in the Times of Israel) has announced that it is launching a campaign to raise £75,000 to allow the community to appoint its first Rabbi. Until this point the community has been sustained by visits from Liberal Rabbis based in London

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