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York Jews build their Sukkah

York Jews build their Sukkah

The Jews of York have built their Sukkah on the Terrace of the Friargate Friends Meeting House for the third successive year. Afterwards they held a short, informal service in the Sukkah itself, conduced by Student Rabbi Gabriel Webber, to mark the beginning of the festival of […]

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Thursday 18 October – Making a prophet: God’s agents or obsessive troublemakers?

Thursday 18 October – Making a prophet: God’s agents or obsessive troublemakers?

Our term restarts on Thursday 18th October at 7pm at the Friargate meeting house with:  “Making a prophet: God’s agents or obsessive troublemakers?” Hebrew is the only language with a tense called the ‘prophetic perfect’, but how perfect were the prophets of old? God spoke through them, […]

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Saturday 20th October: Next Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday 20th October: Next Shabbat Morning Service

Our next Shabbat morning service in York will be held on Saturday 20th October at 11am at the Friargate Meeting House.  It will led by student Rabbi Gabriel Webber. Cheder and adult Hebrew are both at 10am as normal.  Cheder will provide an opportunity to meet our new […]

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Friday 2nd November: Erev Shabbat Service with coffee and cake

Friday 2nd November: Erev Shabbat Service with coffee and cake

Please join us for our next Friday night service led by Ruth Morris and Sam Borin on Friday 2nd November at Busk Coffee Shop, Sandringham St, York YO10 4BA. We start around 6pm with coffee and cake, with the service itself beginning at 6.30pm in the back […]

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Take Part in our first Writing Competition!

Take Part in our first Writing Competition!

This is the York Liberal Jewish Community’s first ever writing competition.   The prize?   Glory, kudos and all proceeds to go the charity* of the winners’ choice! The winning entries will also be published in the YLJC newsletter and on our website. Subject: Social Action!You can […]

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Congratulations to our New Committee!

Congratulations to our New Committee!

Congratulations to all the trustees elected to our committee at the AGM on 21st July. New to our committee are Shaan Bloch and Miriam Thorpe, while Tina Anderson, Orly Askew, Lilian Coulson, Xavier Scott and Adrian Tellwright are re-elected. Also continuing their terms are Adam Addison, Sam Borin, Lee Carter, Hava […]

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York Jews welcome Clifford’s Tower rethink but still want more education about 1190

York Jews welcome Clifford’s Tower rethink but still want more education about 1190

York Liberal Jewish Community has welcomed the decision announced today by English Heritage not to develop a visitor building at the base of the Clifford’s Tower mound.   While the community actively supported English Heritage’s objectives of increasing access to the Tower and providing more information and […]

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A new liturgy for Shavuot: Why am I a Jew? Postponed – please see

A new liturgy for Shavuot: Why am I a Jew?  Postponed – please see

“Becoming (ever more) Jewish – Why I identify as a Jew – What Judaism means to me?” THIS PROJECT HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS, BUT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FUTURE PUBLICATION ARE OF COURSE STILL WELCOME – SEE BELOW In one sense, we are all becoming […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day marked in York

Holocaust Memorial Day marked in York

On Wednesday 24th January, people from York and further afield, came together at the Minster’s Chapter House to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The event, named the ‘600 Candles Commemoration’ , was held as part of a series of events all over York to mark National […]

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Two thousand tins and tampons make up York’s special mitzvah

Two thousand tins and tampons make up York’s special mitzvah

York’s Liberal Jewish Community’s Mitzvah Day grocery collection for York Foodbank and homelessness charity, Carecent has netted over two thousand items, from tinned food to toiletries and from socks to spam. Generous shoppers at Sainsbury’s Foss Bank – site of the medieval Jewish cemetery – also donated […]

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