Theatre-related events, 24th-25th June


‘Children, Conflict and the Art(s) of Hope’, a play based on a script from the Theresienstadt Ghetto, will be performed by pupils at Bootham School this Saturday and Sunday, 2.30-3.30pm.  Drawing from the research of community member Lisa Peschel, the event will also include an exhibition on the life of Anne Frank.  Please see the York Festival of Idea’s ‘Performances and Films’ page:

Jewish Weekend away with Nottingham Liberal Jewish Community, 7-9th July

Nottingham Liberal Jewish Community who joined us for our Shabbat Morning service in February have kindly invited York members to join them for their Shabbaton (study weekend) 7th-9th July.   It will be a relaxed weekend with something for everyone. Set in an attractive, comfortable retreat centre in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, the surroundings alone will guarantee an enjoyable weekend. The friendly atmosphere, fun activities, flexible programme and good company will only add to that!
Whether you are a family, single person or a couple, a young person or not so young, you will be welcome at this sociable weekend celebration with the Nottingham community.

NLS 2017 Shabbaton – Registration Details and Reply Slip

When: Friday, July 7th to Sunday, July 9th
Start: TBA but probably 6pm
Finish: TBA but probably 12pm.
Where: The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, SK17 8RH Food: Vegetarian and fish

Rooms at the centre include: singles/ twins/ doubles/ triples/ family/ and 1 dormitory. Some rooms have en-suites, which are available for an additional fee supplement. Please indicate your room preference and whether you wish your family to be accommodated together or not.  Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Fee Schedule (Some bursaries are available for YLJC members for those in need of financial support – for a private conversation please email Ben

  •   Adults – £140 (this rate can be negotiated for students)
  •   Children (5-16) – £50*
  •   Children under 5 go free
  •   En-Suite supplement – £15 per adult
  •   Sole occupancy of twin room supplement – £10**

    * The centre is charging £98 (chn age 12–16) and £88 (chn age 5-11)

    ** The single rooms at the centre are not en-suite therefore if you want a room on your own with an en-suite you will need to book a twin en-suite (this will involve both supplement payments).

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Name/s (adults):
    Name/s and age/s (children):

    Special Food Needs:

    All meals will be fish or vegetarian. Please indicate if you have any additional essential special food needs.

Accommodation preferred

*Family – all together


– 1st preference not guaranteed if booking late.
*Family – parents and children separate *Flexible – no preference *Sole occupancy of twin required

Fees please send cheque made payable to Nottingham Liberal Synagogue (in full, no abbreviations please) or pay electronically
Sort code 30 18 98 Account 00776786 A/c name Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. Please identify your payment as ‘ SURNAME Shabbaton 2017.

Adults: £ Children: £ Fee supplements: £

If you are paying by cheque please include the form and post to 54 Watcombe Circus, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2DT. Tel: 07828681858
If paying electronically, you can either post the form to Wendy at the above address or email the information to her on

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 with Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten and Gabriel Webber, Fortnightly of Thursdays during term time, 7-9pm

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

Time and Venue: 7pm, Fortnightly on 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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