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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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Lord Mayor comes to Shabbat Service

Lord Mayor comes to Shabbat Service

York Liberal Jewish Community held a Shabbat morning service on Saturday 19 November 2016 in the presence of His Worship, The Lord Mayor, Councillor Dave Taylor and his partner Susan Ridley, the Lady Mayoress, as well as Mr Jonathan Tyler, Sheriff of York, and the Sheriff’s lady, Mrs Brenda […]

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York Jews create ‘fruit and veg den’

York Jews create ‘fruit and veg den’

York Liberal Jews have built the city’s first sukkah – a temporary shelter made out of branches, leaves, fruit and vegetables – on the terrace of the Friargate Friends Meeting House, to mark the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. The sukkah harks back to times in ancient […]

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Bursaries for children, young people and families

Bursaries for children, young people and families

Thanks to the NLPS Trust and the estate of former Home Secretary and MP for nearby Richmond, Leon Brittan, York Liberal Jewish Community is able to offer generous bursaries to full members and their families to attend events organised by Liberal Judaism and its youth movement, LJY-Netzer. […]

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Pride takes pride of place at Community’s second anniversary

Pride takes pride of place at Community’s second anniversary

Pride takes pride of place at Jewish community’s second anniversary York Liberal Jewish Community chose to mark the second anniversary of its founding this weekend (Saturday 18th June) with a prayer on behalf of LGBT Jews to be able “to be who we are and love whom we […]

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‘Hot Cakes’ in York, mean food for all in Israel

‘Hot Cakes’ in York, mean food for all in Israel

Nearly £200 has been raised for Israel’s national food bank, Leket Israel, by York Liberal Jewish Community at this year’s Rowntree’s Park Birthday fete. A new venture for the ever-growing community, over 300 baked items donated by half a dozen community members and friends were sold in […]

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