Event Calendar

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Three thousand years ago the Queen of Sheba travelled with a huge entourage and wealthy gifts, to listen to King Solomon’s wisdom. Today, Blazing Grannies’ F.Mary Callan invites us to share wisdom and stories those royals might have shared, in the Bible and the Qur’an, legacy for three faiths and the whole human race. A lively, informative, one-woman show.

Friday 22 March, 7.30pm,

English Martyrs’ hall, Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DA, free, exit collection.

Tuesday 26 March, 7.30pm,

St Paul’s church, Holgate Road, York YO24 4BF, tickets £5/£3

Wednesday 27 March, in York Literature Festival,

6pm, Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal, free, exit collection.

Bring your friends. Spread the news.

Liberal Judaism Events

LJ Inter-Synagogue Cyber Quiz

Sunday 10th March, 7.15-9.45pm

For anyone who like quizzes YLJC will be entering a team in the Liberal Judaism’s annual inter-synagogue quiz, which this year will be run virtually, so avoiding the need to travel.  For further information and to volunteer to join the team please email chair@jewsinyork.org.uk

LJ Day of Celebration 2019 – If I am only for myself…
Venue: The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019
This year’s Day of Celebration, ‘If I am only for myself…’, focuses on the role of communities to support their members in a variety of different ways. We will look at ways we can directly support individuals as well as how we empower our members to, in turn, support others inside and outside the synagogue walls. Come and celebrate the current best practice, the Jewish textual basis for community relationships, and the deeper questions around community responsibility vs state responsibility. For any other information please contact Tom at t.rich@liberaljudaism.org
LJ Day of Music 2019
Venue: Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019
Theme: Music reflecting the text with a look towards our new siddur and what direction that might take our synagogue music.  Save the date, get in touch with any queries and we look forward to seeing you!
Cantor Tamara Wolfson and Ruth Colin: music@npls.org.uk

Educational Opportunities

The Leo Baeck College in Finchley, which trains all the progressive rabbis in the UK, offers a wide variety of in-person and online training courses.  Forthcoming courses are:

For more information about these courses please go to: http://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/ 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/

Limmud Events

See www.limmud.org for these wonderful cross-communal educational events which are spread across the UK throughout the year.

 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 (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 and dates of future walks email: bradfordjewish@gmail.com

Regular YLJC Events 

Judaism 101 with Gabriel 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.