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Thursday 29th June: Judaism 101, Judaism around the World

Thursday 29th June: Judaism 101, Judaism around the World

The next Judaism 101 is on Thursday 29th June .  The title for the session is “Judaism around the world” and it is a final opportunity to study with out excellent student Rabbi Deborah Blausten before she moves on from this placement.  Deborah says: “Wherever you go, there’s always someone […]

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Saturday 15th July: Next Shabbat Service

Saturday 15th July: Next Shabbat Service

Our monthly Shabbat service in July will be led by Liberal Judaism’s Chief Executive, Rabbi Danny Rich. The service will begin at 11am at the Friargate Meeting House and will be immediately proceeded by our Annual General Meeting starting promptly at 10.30am.  See this link for more […]

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Saturday 15th July: Annual General Meeting

Saturday 15th July: Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held immediately prior to our July service in the Friargate Meeting House. Papers will be circulated in advance of the meeting. We have a number of vacancies for the committee.  In particular, we are looking to recruit a new Treasurer, as Xavier Scott […]

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Services in Durham

Services in Durham

Our sister congregation in Durham City represents Liberal Jews in the North East of England. They now hold monthly services, normally on the first Saturday of each month at 11am in the social hall of the Waddington Street United Reformed Church in Mowbray Street, Durham, DH1 4BG. . The […]

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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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Shavuot cheesecake competition winners announced

Shavuot cheesecake competition winners announced

  Yara Nuuman (junior) and Catriona Munster (senior) have been chosen as the winners of York Liberal Jewish Community’s first Shavuot cheesecake competition judged by BBC Radio York’s Jonathan Cowap. Jonathan tasted every one of the 13 adult entries, but was spared needing to taste the junior entries […]

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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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