Educational Opportunities

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:

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 , 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:, 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:

For more details of the approach see:

14th Leeds Day Limmud

Sunday 29th October 2017 

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!

Liberal Judaism’s inaugural fundraising concert

23rd November 2017


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

Beyond Text: Interpretation as Meaning Concert

or call 020 7580 1663//email

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, Garden Room, Friargate Meeting House (unless otherwise stated)

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.

Become a Member:

We are a self-funding, not-for-profit organisation. If you would like to see Judaism continue to flourish in York click here to join us, or become a friend of YLJC today.

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Call: 07469 159134

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