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Friday 13th July: Shabbat Evening Service, 6.30pm at Jacob’s Well

Friday 13th July: Shabbat Evening Service, 6.30pm at Jacob’s Well

We hold short evening services on the second Friday of each month, to complement our Shabbat morning services. The next service will be at 6.30pm on Friday 13th Julyat Jacob’s Well on Trinity Ln, Micklegate, York YO1 6EL..  http://www.jacobswellyork.org.uk.  The service will be led by Ruth and […]

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Thursday 19 July: Shabbat: what is it and why do we do it?

Thursday 19 July: Shabbat: what is it and why do we do it?

Judaism has made a few contributions to the world but a six-day week followed by one day of rest is one of the most notable. Together we’ll look at its purpose, traditions and how modern Jews can live it. To view the programme for the whole Summer […]

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Saturday 21st July: Next Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday 21st July: Next Shabbat Morning Service

Our next Shabbat morning service in York will be held on Saturday 21st July at 11am at the Friargate Meeting House.   It will led by member of the community The service will be followed by our annual celebratory bring-and-share picnic in Rowntree’s Park. Cheder Cheder will resume […]

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York Jews welcome Clifford’s Tower rethink but still want more education about 1190

York Jews welcome Clifford’s Tower rethink but still want more education about 1190

York Liberal Jewish Community has welcomed the decision announced today by English Heritage not to develop a visitor building at the base of the Clifford’s Tower mound.   While the community actively supported English Heritage’s objectives of increasing access to the Tower and providing more information and […]

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A new liturgy for Shavuot: Why am I a Jew? Postponed – please see

A new liturgy for Shavuot: Why am I a Jew?  Postponed – please see

“Becoming (ever more) Jewish – Why I identify as a Jew – What Judaism means to me?” THIS PROJECT HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS, BUT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FUTURE PUBLICATION ARE OF COURSE STILL WELCOME – SEE BELOW In one sense, we are all becoming […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day marked in York

Holocaust Memorial Day marked in York

On Wednesday 24th January, people from York and further afield, came together at the Minster’s Chapter House to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The event, named the ‘600 Candles Commemoration’ , was held as part of a series of events all over York to mark National […]

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Weekend of 3rd & 4th March: Purim Celebrations

Weekend of 3rd & 4th March: Purim Celebrations

We are delighted to be marking Purim this year on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March as follows: Adult Purim celebrations Saturday 3rd March, 5 – 7pm, adult Purim celebrations to be held jointly with University J-Soc on the York University Main Campus, room D/L/006 in Derwent College […]

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Two thousand tins and tampons make up York’s special mitzvah

Two thousand tins and tampons make up York’s special mitzvah

York’s Liberal Jewish Community’s Mitzvah Day grocery collection for York Foodbank and homelessness charity, Carecent has netted over two thousand items, from tinned food to toiletries and from socks to spam. Generous shoppers at Sainsbury’s Foss Bank – site of the medieval Jewish cemetery – also donated […]

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Sunday 17th December: Join us for our Chanukah kids party! (and the pub for adults)

Sunday 17th December: Join us for our Chanukah kids party! (and the pub for adults)

Shannon, Joshua and Jonah have once again kindly agreed to host our annual children’s Chanukah Party from 2:30 to 5:00 . There will be piping hot latkes, a craft making station for the little ones, and of course, the ultimate dreidel competition.   Please bring you Chanukkah […]

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Sukkot Photos

Sukkot Photos

This weekend the York Liberal Jewish Community hosted its second Sukkot (harvest festival) service at the Friargate Meeting House.  Led by new student Rabbi Gabriel Webber, over 40 members of the community helped to construct the traditional ‘booth’ or ‘sukkah’ out of leaves and vegetation.   The frame for the sukkah […]

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