Forthcoming & Lifecycle Events

The Rise and Fall of the Provincial Jewish Communities in Britain with a focus on the North-East

Monday 23rd May, 7pm

This is a Rotary Club lecture by Professor David Newman (visiting from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and got his PHD at Durham).

Tickets (£8.50) are available from and all profits go to a local Darlington hospital scanner appeal.

Venue: Barnard Castle School 7.00 pm Tickets £8.50

Jewish Small Communities Network

Sunday 17th June, 12 – 3.30pm
Open to all, a network for small Jewish communities across the UK.  At the meeting we will have the opportunity to hear about revitalising schemes that are going ahead in our communities in the North of England.   There will be a session for all communities to talk about their projects and exchange ideas, there will be two key note presentations and of course plenty of time to socialise and network.
Venue: Sheffield (TBC)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) Events

For anyone interested in their Jewish heritage or local Jewish history some or all of these events by the Leeds region of JGSGB may well be of interest:

Sun 13th May 2018: Manchester JGSGB Conference

Mon 14th May 2018: Speaker is Dr Anne Brooke – The Jews of Huddersfield

4th June 2018: Speaker is Dr Hannah Eunice – Jewish move to the Suburbs

3rd September 2018: Wilberforce Museum Hull Archivist is speaker Dr Nick Evans on a talk TBA in conj. with the JHS

Trip to Israel

York Liberal Jewish Community members have been invited to join the Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s community trip to Israel from 3-10th June.  The trip will provide an introduction to Jerusalem and Israel’s northern sites and will involve meetings with both Jews and Palestinians.  York members may in particularly be interested in the visit to the Charles Clore Jewish Arab Community Centre in Haifa, which was one of our High Holy Day charities a couple of years ago.

For more information see here: LJS Brochure Israel June 2018

Educational Opportunities

The autumn term of courses offered by the Leo Baeck College in Finchley, which trains all the progressive rabbis in the UK has now finished.  For information about next year’s course please go to:

If you have any further 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:

Limmud Events

See 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 (

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.

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