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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GJBO – Pesach Cooking with Ruth Seager

GJBO – Pesach Cooking with Ruth Seager

Mark the date on your calendar, 28 March 2021, from 2 PM –  3 PM.   A great way to spend time with your children or an opportunity learn a new skill during lockdown. Save the date for Liberal Judaism’s Chair Ruth Seager for a special Pesach cooking

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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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York’s Rabbinic Development Fund Builds

York’s Rabbinic Development Fund Builds

York’s Rabbinic Development fund has past £55,000 thanks to a flurry of donations from members and non-members alike following coverage of the community in The Times, the Jewish Chronicle and on the BBC.  One anonymous donation following a report in The Times of Israel was for more

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The Story of the York Liberal Jewish Community, so far

The Story of the York Liberal Jewish Community, so far

Watch our new film here to learn the history of our community and then read on… Ask most people about the Jews of York and they will tell you about the infamous massacre of the City’s medieval Jewish population at Clifford’s Tower in 1190.   A popular fiction

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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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Thank you, Danny. We wouldn’t be here without you

Thank you, Danny. We wouldn’t be here without you

Hard to believe, but York’s Liberal Jewish Community has been around for less than six years.   Our first service was held on 14thJune 2014.  My co-founders Ros Clayton and Rachael Reeves ensured a turnout of fifty people through frantic networking, newspaper articles and even accosting random strangers in

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