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Thursday 19th April: Judaism 101 Independence or disaster? Different narratives to 1948

Thursday 19th April: Judaism 101 Independence or disaster? Different narratives to 1948

Independence day or disaster? Different narratives to 1948 Breaking news, Israel is a bit controversial. But behind every controversy there are differing narratives: two people looking at the same set of facts and reaching different conclusions. This session will consider various approaches to the State of Israel […]

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Saturday 21st April: Next York Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday 21st April: Next York Shabbat Morning Service

Our next Shabbat morning service will be held on Saturday 21st April at 11am at the Friargate Meeting House.   It will led by Student Rabbi, Gabriel Webber. The service will be followed by a vegetarian bring-and-share lunch. Cheder Cheder (religion school), led by Lauren Keiles and Orly […]

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Friday 11th May: Shabbat Evening Service, 6.30pm at Jacob’s Well

Friday 11th May: Shabbat Evening Service, 6.30pm at Jacob’s Well

We hold short evening services on the second Friday of each month, to complement our Shabbat morning services. The next service will be at 6.30pm on Friday 11th May at Jacob’s Well on Trinity Ln, Micklegate, York YO1 6EL..  http://www.jacobswellyork.org.uk.  The service will be led by Ruth […]

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Saturday 12th May: York trip to Nottingham Liberal Synagogue

Saturday 12th May: York trip to Nottingham Liberal Synagogue

On Saturday 12th May, York Liberal Jewish Community has been invited to join Nottingham Liberal Synagogue for their Shabbat morning service at 11am and, for those that are able, to stay the weekend for their Limmud-style congregational day on Sunday 13th May. The congregational day will include […]

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A new liturgy for Shavuot: Why am I a Jew? Get involved

A new liturgy for Shavuot: Why am I a Jew?  Get involved

“Becoming (ever more) Jewish – Why I identify as a Jew – What Judaism means to me?” – a project for developing a new, creative liturgy for Shavuot. In one sense, we are all becoming Jewish day by day and year by year, through our contributions to […]

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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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Sunday 17th December: Join us for our Chanukah kids party! (and the pub for adults)

Sunday 17th December: Join us for our Chanukah kids party! (and the pub for adults)

Shannon, Joshua and Jonah have once again kindly agreed to host our annual children’s Chanukah Party from 2:30 to 5:00 . There will be piping hot latkes, a craft making station for the little ones, and of course, the ultimate dreidel competition.   Please bring you Chanukkah […]

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Sukkot Photos

Sukkot Photos

This weekend the York Liberal Jewish Community hosted its second Sukkot (harvest festival) service at the Friargate Meeting House.  Led by new student Rabbi Gabriel Webber, over 40 members of the community helped to construct the traditional ‘booth’ or ‘sukkah’ out of leaves and vegetation.   The frame for the sukkah […]

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High Holy Day Appeal

Since we were founded York Liberal Jewish Community has collected over £3000 for charity in our three high holy day appeals.  We very much hope our members and friends will continue to support us just as generous in 2017. The three charities we are supporting this year […]

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