July and August

Regeneration of Clifford’s Tower Area – Walks and Consultation

As part of the My Castle Gateway project, City of York Council and My Future York are working with anyone interested in shaping the future of Castle Gateway, an area which includes Fossgate, Walmgate, Piccadilly, Foss Basin and Castle area and Eye of York.

My Castle Gateway will go beyond conventional community consultation by enabling all those interested to become part of a sustained long-term conversation where they have influence through sharing responsibility for the area and its future.

To kick start the process My Castle Gateway are running a series of events in July and August to ask people ‘what matters to them about the area’ and ‘what would they like to do in the area’ to feed into a Collaborative Statement of Significance and a Collaborative Brief.

Walks to look at the area are:

22nd July and 29th July from 10am. You can book a place via this link:

For more details on the Castle Gateway project see:

For more details of the approach see:

Sunday 29th October 2017 

14th Leeds Day Limmud

Weetwood Hall, Lawnswood, North Leeds LS16 5PS
Experience a stimulating and inspiring day long cultural Jewish learning event in Limmud’s unique style, offering a variety of sessions at any one time.
There will be something for everyone, including sessions on history, text study, discussions, Israel, community and culture. There will also be a full youth programme covering ages from 4 years to 14 years.
Presenters will be announced  over the weeks to come so keep checking for updated information at Leeds Day Limmud 2017.
BOOK NOW…Early Bird rates only available until 8th October!

Ebor Lecture series at the York St John’s University

The Ebor Lectures is an ecumenical project jointly organised by York MinsterYork St John UniversityThe Order of CarmelitesThe York and Hull District of the Methodist Church and The C. & J. B. Morrell Trust. This series of lectures aims to promote public conversation and to contribute to the formation of personal decisions and collective policy-making in economic, political and social spheres. It is also an ecumenical project that seeks to exchange insights between academic and religious traditions and to build bridges between church and other religious groups. The lectures relate faith to public concerns including politics, economics, contemporary culture, religion and spirituality, society and globalisation, local and global Christianity.

Details of the lectures and how to book tickets can be found on the Ebor Lectures website (

 Jewish Heritage Walks around Yorkshire

Nigel Grizzard, a good friend of our community and a Jewish historian, is leading a series of walks to explore the Jewish heritage of a number of Northern Cities including Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.   Strongly recommended!  For more information see Jewish Heritage walks.

Regular YLJC Events 

Judaism 101 withGabriel Webber, Third Thursdays of each month during term time, 7-9pm

Judaism 101 is our flagship adult education programme, held monthly during term time.   Click here for more details.

Time and Venue: 7pm, Monthly on third Thursdays as advertised, Derwent College, University of York, Room A/005 (unless otherwise stated)

Hebrew lessons

We offer monthly Hebrew lessons for adults and children before each service. They start at 945am and are led by our wonderful Israeli-born Hebrew teacher, Orly Askew.

They are normally held in the Fox Room at the Friends Meeting House.

Torah study and Havdalah, Saturdays ad hoc

An  self-led group from the community and JSoc gather for informal Torah study, discussion and Havdalah irregularly on Saturday afternoons at the JSoc flat approaching sunset.   Email Adrian to email for details of next meeting.

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