Children’s Chanukah Party
The courses below are offered by the Leo Baeck College in Finchley, which trains all the progressive rabbis in the UK:
Rabbi Larry Tabick: ZOHAR: Mystical Midrash? Early Novel? – 4 weeks, Mondays, 7.30-9pm, 6 to 27 November 2017
The Zohar is the central work of the Kabbalah, the Jewish esoteric and mystical tradition. It looks backwards towards to the ancient midrashim and forwards towards the modern novel, and features a deep spirituality at its centre. We will explore Zoharic texts that exemplify each of these tendencies. Texts will be read in translation, but keep your bible handy.
Rabbi Dr Rene Pfertzel: Judaism and the Sex Question – 4 weeks, Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm, 15 November to 6 December 2017
From sex in the Bible to sex in the Talmud, from questions about kosher sex to identity and gender, this course will explore what Judaism has to say about sex. We will use texts, case studies, and our discussion will be frank and open.
For the full description and prices of each course please go to: LBC Lehrhaus 2017
If you have any further 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/
Sunday 24th – Thursday 28th December
Limmud Festival is the Jewish community’s Edinburgh fringe, a festival of learning, prayer, fun and friendship. You create your own journey through the event by selecting from a huge array of options – from history and politics, to religion and philosophy, to arts, culture and food; or even just schmoozing at the cafe or bar! Whether you want to meet new people with similar interests or connect with long-time friends, there is always a conversation to be part of and something to discover.
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, 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.