Saturday 21st September: Have your say about the future of Clifford’s Tower

Saturday 21st September: Have your say about the future of Clifford’s Tower

The City of York is working with English Heritage, who manage Clifford’s Tower, and York Museums Trust to redevelop the car park next to Clifford’s Tower, the Eye of York, and renovate Castle Museum. This is a rare opportunity to have a say in how the public

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Book today for our unique Erev Rosh Hashannah Seder – Sunday 29th September

Book today for our unique Erev Rosh Hashannah Seder – Sunday 29th September

Other communities have just one seder a year, or two but both at Pesach.   We spread ours out a bit with our now traditional, child-friendly and slightly anarchic Rosh Hashannah Seder, led this year by Rabbi Rachel Benjamin. From 6-7.30pm on Sunday 29th September expect an

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High Holy Day Services

High Holy Day Services

Please do contact us now if you would like tickets for our High Holy Day services.  Tickets are free to members and friends, as well as students and members of other progressive synagogues throughout the UK.  Others can purchase tickets for £50 each or can join the

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Over £600 raised for York’s Homeless Community

Over £600 raised for York’s Homeless Community

The York Liberal Jewish Community’s barbecue, middle eastern food and car boot sale on 28th July has raised an amazing £623.83 to provide funds for dental care for homeless people in the City – well exceeding our planned target. Imagine the agony of trying to sleep rough with

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Our Amazing New Portable Ark

Our Amazing New Portable Ark

Our amazing new portable ark, built by local craftsman, Andy Walker, is ready ands used at the first time at our service on Saturday 20th July. Paid for by an amazingly generous grant from the NLPS Trust, the ark, which will be stored at the Quaker Meeting

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New Trustees elected

New Trustees elected

Congratulations to our three new trustees elected at our AGM on Saturday 19th July: Katrina Blackmore Jay Prosser Chloe Wigston Smith Congratulations also to Shannon Kirshner who was re-elected as a trustee and will continue to serve as chair. The motion tabled by Ros Clayton that “at

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Proud to take part in Pride

Proud to take part in Pride

A dozen York Liberal Jewish Community members joined thousands of others, braving the rain, to march in this year’s York Pride parade for the first time, starting at the Minster and finishing at the Knavesmire. They proudly carried the community’s banner, made specially for the occasion in

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Senior rabbi returns to York and addresses new Liberal Jewish community

Senior rabbi returns to York and addresses new Liberal Jewish community

Five years on from leading – on 14thJune 2014 – the first Shabbat (Sabbath) morning service in York for forty years, Rabbi Danny Rich, the Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism – one of the most senior Rabbis in the country – returned to lead our May service.

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Inspector Kevin Kelly of Jewish Policy Association to speak at next service

Inspector Kevin Kelly of Jewish Policy Association to speak at next service

At our next Shabbat morning service on Saturday 18th May, we will be joined by Inspector Kevin Kelly of the Jewish Police Association. Inspector Kelly will provide an insight into his journey as a North Yorkshire police officer and how modern policing has changed, improving for people

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York Passover is a hit

York Passover is a hit

Nearly sixty members and guests gathered for York Liberal Jewish Community’s Passover seder meal on Tuesday 23rd April to celebrate the festival with games, story-telling and an elaborate meal. The service, in which a dozen of the community’s children played a major part, was led by student

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