The courses below are offered by the Leo Baeck College in Finchley, which trains all the progressive rabbis in the UK. All their courses are strongly recommended and a number are offered online as detailed below:
- Modern Hebrew Ulpanim: All levels, weekday & evening options, different Ulpan teachers – 10 weeks
- Biblical Hebrew: Advanced Level: with Roberta Harris Eckstein – 10 weeks
- The “Philosophy” of the Kabbalah: with Rabbi Mark L. Solomon – 8 weeks
- The Rise of King David – a literary reading of 1 Samuel: with Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet – 8 weeks
- Jews and Photography: with Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith – 4 weeks, Leo Baeck College
- Judaism and the Sex Question: with Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel – 4 weeks Live ON-LINE
- Zohar: Mystical Midrash? Early Novel?: with Rabbi Larry Tabick – 4 weeks Live ON-LINE
You can sign up for the course/s of your choice by completing and emailing the attached registration form, LH2017_Registration Form and by making a payment. This can be done on-line through our website www.lbc.ac.uk , or by sending us a cheque made payable to Leo Baeck College, or by phone using a credit/debit card.
If you have any questions, please contact Jarek: Lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk, 020 8349 5600.
Regeneration of Clifford’s Tower Area – 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.
As many members of the community have a particular interest in this area, especially of course, Clifford’s Tower, we are looking to engage as a community, as well as encouraging individuals to give their views.
For more details on the Castle Gateway project see:http://mycastlegateway.org/castle-gateway-project/
For more details of the approach see: http://mycastlegateway.org/about/
14th Leeds Day Limmud
Weetwood Hall, Lawnswood, North Leeds LS16 5PS
Liberal Judaism’s inaugural fundraising concert
23rd November 2017
BEYOND TEXT: INTERPRETATION AS MEANING
Presents: Thomas Carroll – Cello
Abigail Dolan – Flute
David Dolan – Piano
Three renowned musicians take risks and deviate from expectations, whilst sharing their thoughts about their process, in a a prodigious performance that includes works by Bach, Debussy, Schumann and trios by Haydn and Weber
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, NW8 18:15 – Reception 19:45 – Concert
Tickets: £45 Reception & Concert, £25 Concert only
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Ebor Lecture series at the York St John’s University
The Ebor Lectures is an ecumenical project jointly organised by York Minster, York St John University, The Order of Carmelites, The 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 (www.yorksj.ac.uk/eborlectures)
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)
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.