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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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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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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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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York Children at Summer Camp

Three York children – Madeleine and Phoebe Gillis and Esther Van den Bos – and York Cheder (religion school) teacher, Lauren Keiles, have just returned from Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s Summer Camp for the children of members of Liberal Jewish community around the country. York Liberal Jewish Community were

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