School Visits

As the only Jewish community in York, we get lots of requests to talk to schools and other groups about Judaism.  We think it is very important that children hear about other faiths and beliefs directly and so will always do our best to meet requests in and around the York area.   We don’t make a charge for such talks, but as an entirely, self-funding charity we are delighted when schools offer to make a small contribution to our expenses.

To arrange a visit click here

Education for Children

Please see information on our cheder

Education for Adults

Judaism 101 is York Liberal Jewish Community’s adult education series.

It is open to all, member and non-members, those seeking to learning about Judaism from a standing start, and those simply wishing to reignite their interest and top up their knowledge.   In the past year we have covered the “how and why” of most of the main festivals, as well as sessions on Jewish attitudes to sexual ethics, the importance of social action and approaches to assisted dying.

Attendance is free, but those that can afford to and non-members are encouraged to make a small donation (£5? a session or £25 for the term) in accordance with their ability to pay.   Donations can be made on the night or direct to the York Liberal Jewish Community account (email for account details.)

The Winter and Spring series is led by our student rabbi, Rafe Thurstance and will be held on the following dates:

Thursday 30th September
Thursday 4th November
Thursday 2nd December

Please note: each session is stand alone – feel free to dip in and out as the topic interest you.

For further adult education opportunities please see

All our educational activities are made possible by the extremely generous support of the NLPS Trust