Interfaith Tree Planting, Saturday 29th April, 10-11.30am
Please join the other faith communities for this regular event in the spirit of Liberal Judaism York IF Tree Planting Poster 2 – Monks Cross- 2017
Jewish York walk, Sunday 30th April, 11am
Nigel Grizzard, Yorkshire’s leading Jewish historian, will be conducting his first Jewish York walk on Sunday 30th April at 11.00, leaving from the Museum Gates on Museum Street, York.
The walk is likely to be very popular, so to reserve your place go to our Eventbrite link:
The BBC’s Big Questions coming to be York – Audience required!
Sunday 30th April
BBC1’s The Big Questions is returning to York on Sunday 30th April and they are hoping to find an audience comprising local residents from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and faiths. If you would like to be part of the audience please response to the advert below.
‘The Big Questions’ is BBC1’s flagship live moral and ethical debate show presented by Nicky Campbell. Each week, three topics are discussed on the show – these are ethical or moral questions connected to the week’s news headlines. The show features specially invited front-row speakers who have a particular interest, expertise or personal story that relates to one of the week’s topics. The front-row speakers discuss these topics in front of a wider studio audience after which there is an opportunity for the audience to raise certain points and join the debate.
The York show will be broadcast from Manor CE School and we have both a morning and afternoon show. The morning show is live running from 10:00- 11:00am, this show will have three debates and we require audience members to arrive by 08:30.
The afternoon show is one hour long, pre-recorded debate running from 14:00-15:00pm and we require audience to arrive by 12:30pm. They do not yet know what the debate topics shall be but I will keep everyone who wishes to attend updated.
Hull Limmud, Sunday 7th May
Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration, Sunday 11th June
Music Day and Service, 9th and 10th June
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)
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.
Third Party Events
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)
Pinchas the Zealot: Violence in rabbinic sources and the modern world – Dr Laliv Clenman
Jews and popular music – Dr Keith Kahn-Harris
4 weeks, Thursday evenings
26 Apr to 17 May 7.30 –9.00pm
The mystical retelling of the Bible -Dr Alinda Damsma
4 weeks, Wednesday evenings
2 May to 23 May 7.30–9.00pm
Is Antisemitism a real threat in contemporary Europe? – Dr Joanna Michlic
4 weeks, Tuesday evenings
For full descriptions, GMT times and prices of each course please go to: www.lbc.ac.uk/LEHRHAUS Spring 2017
If you require more information, but please go to www.lbc.ac.uk.
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.