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Thursday 4th May: Judaism 101, I’d like to have an argument please!

Thursday 4th May: Judaism 101, I’d like to have an argument please!

Judaism 101’s Spring Term has now finished.  Our summer term resumes on Thursday 4th May with Gabriel Webber, who has just been accepted into the Leo Baeck Rabbinic Training College.  The title for that session will be “I’d like to have an argument please: jus in disputatio and […]

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Saturday 20th May: Next Shabbat Service

Saturday 20th May: Next Shabbat Service

Following the success of our service in Leeds in April, we return to York for our next Shabbat morning service on Saturday 20th May.  The service will be led by members of our own community , so if you would like to help/be involved please email Ben […]

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Ari and Aaron duel with Spring Onions at Communal Seder

Ari and Aaron duel with Spring Onions at Communal Seder

Over fifty members and friends attended this year’s third night communal seder, led by Student Rabbis Deborah Blausten and Igor Zinkov. Below you can see some of our photos including Ari (1) and Aaron (9) engaged in a duel – not quite to the death – with spring […]

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York Liberal Jewish Community first Leeds service

York Liberal Jewish Community first Leeds service

York Liberal Jewish Community held the first ever Liberal Shabbat morning service in Leeds, last Saturday (22nd April).     In previous years, the Leeds Jewish Housing Association had invited Masorti, Reform and Orthodox Jewish Groups from within the City to worship in their ample premises (MAZCC).   […]

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Purim Wall Walk

Purim Wall Walk

Oh what a lovely time we had! Knights and dragons, policemen and pirates, fairy princesses and Hermonie Granger all walked the walls of York to mark Purim, which celebrates the liberation of the Jews of Persia from the evil Haman. Hear York Student Rabbi, Deborah Blausten, explaining […]

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Over one hundred gather in York for first Liberal Judaism Northern Service

Over one hundred gather in York for first Liberal Judaism Northern Service

Approximately 120 Jews from as far afield as Cumbria, Northumbria, Nottingham, Durham and Manchester gathered in York today for the first combined service of Northern Liberal Jewish Communities. Addressing the congregation, Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism, announced the Movement’s Board’s intention to established a Northern […]

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Dena, Sinan, Yara and Liza Update

Dena, Sinan, Yara and Liza Update

We are delighted to confirm that as of Wednesday 8th February Sinan, Dena and their family have been granted leave to remain in the UK. This is wonderful news. Anyone in our community who comes to services even irregularly will know Sinan and Dena – our members from Iraq – Yara […]

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York Jews Plant an Orchard!

York Jews Plant an Orchard!

Members of York Liberal Jewish Community joined around 20 people from the Friends of West Bank Park, York City Council, the Church of Latter Day Saints and York UrbanBuzz to plan a mini orchard last Saturday to mark Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees. The aim is […]

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Yorkies donate 1,500 chocolate bars (but not a single Yorkie)

Yorkies donate 1,500 chocolate bars (but not a single Yorkie)

York’s Liberal Jewish Community’s Mitzvah Day collection for York Foodbank has netted over 2,000 separate items to help make Christmas special for families in need in the City. The collection included chocolate boxes, cakes and biscuits, crackers, toys and at least two dozen Christmas puddings. Generous shoppers […]

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Lord Mayor comes to Shabbat Service

Lord Mayor comes to Shabbat Service

York Liberal Jewish Community held a Shabbat morning service on Saturday 19 November 2016 in the presence of His Worship, The Lord Mayor, Councillor Dave Taylor and his partner Susan Ridley, the Lady Mayoress, as well as Mr Jonathan Tyler, Sheriff of York, and the Sheriff’s lady, Mrs Brenda […]

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