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Introduction to York Liberal Jewish Community

Introduction to York Liberal Jewish Community

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Wednesday 31st May: Shavuot and home-baked Cheesecake competition 

Wednesday 31st May: Shavuot and home-baked Cheesecake competition 

Shavuot is marked by the eating of cheesecake, making it amongst my favourite festivals!  This may be a reference to the land ‘flowing with milk and honey’ or simply part of the cycle of food-related harvest festivals. This year, we will be celebrating at the home of Ben […]

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Thursday 1st June: Judaism 101, Call and Response

Thursday 1st June: Judaism 101, Call and Response

The next Judaism 101 is on Thursday 1st June with Gabriel Webber.  The title for the session is “Call and Response: Jewish responses to dilemmas“. Gabriel explains: “If you visit AskMoses.com you’ll find all sorts of discussions about what Jewish law has to say on, for instance, the rules of Shabbat and the little light […]

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Saturday 17th June: Next Shabbat Service and annual picnic

Saturday 17th June: Next Shabbat Service and annual picnic

To mark our third anniversary, our next Shabbat morning service will be followed by our now traditional bring-and-share annual picnic in Rowntree’s Park (about 15 mins walk from the Friargate meeting house). The service will also – sadly – by our opportunity to say goodbye to our […]

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York Liberal Jewish Community first Leeds service

York Liberal Jewish Community first Leeds service

York Liberal Jewish Community held the first ever Liberal Shabbat morning service in Leeds, last Saturday (22nd April).     In previous years, the Leeds Jewish Housing Association had invited Masorti, Reform and Orthodox Jewish Groups from within the City to worship in their ample premises (MAZCC).   […]

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Ari and Aaron duel with Spring Onions at Communal Seder

Ari and Aaron duel with Spring Onions at Communal Seder

Over fifty members and friends attended this year’s third night communal seder, led by Student Rabbis Deborah Blausten and Igor Zinkov. Below you can see some of our photos including Ari (1) and Aaron (9) engaged in a duel – not quite to the death – with spring […]

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Purim Wall Walk

Purim Wall Walk

Oh what a lovely time we had! Knights and dragons, policemen and pirates, fairy princesses and Hermonie Granger all walked the walls of York to mark Purim, which celebrates the liberation of the Jews of Persia from the evil Haman. Hear York Student Rabbi, Deborah Blausten, explaining […]

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Over one hundred gather in York for first Liberal Judaism Northern Service

Over one hundred gather in York for first Liberal Judaism Northern Service

Approximately 120 Jews from as far afield as Cumbria, Northumbria, Nottingham, Durham and Manchester gathered in York today for the first combined service of Northern Liberal Jewish Communities. Addressing the congregation, Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism, announced the Movement’s Board’s intention to established a Northern […]

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Dena, Sinan, Yara and Liza Update

Dena, Sinan, Yara and Liza Update

We are delighted to confirm that as of Wednesday 8th February Sinan, Dena and their family have been granted leave to remain in the UK. This is wonderful news. Anyone in our community who comes to services even irregularly will know Sinan and Dena – our members from Iraq – Yara […]

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York Jews Plant an Orchard!

York Jews Plant an Orchard!

Members of York Liberal Jewish Community joined around 20 people from the Friends of West Bank Park, York City Council, the Church of Latter Day Saints and York UrbanBuzz to plan a mini orchard last Saturday to mark Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees. The aim is […]

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Yorkies donate 1,500 chocolate bars (but not a single Yorkie)

Yorkies donate 1,500 chocolate bars (but not a single Yorkie)

York’s Liberal Jewish Community’s Mitzvah Day collection for York Foodbank has netted over 2,000 separate items to help make Christmas special for families in need in the City. The collection included chocolate boxes, cakes and biscuits, crackers, toys and at least two dozen Christmas puddings. Generous shoppers […]

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