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12.30pm, Wednesday 27th January, Jewish Walking Tour and Holocaust Memorial Day

12.30pm, Wednesday 27th January,  Jewish Walking Tour and Holocaust Memorial Day

Please join Professor Helen Weinstein (Director, HistoryWorks), Dr Jeremy Ashbee (Head Historic Properties Curator, English Heritage), John Oxley (City Archaeologist, York City Council) and Ben Rich (York Jewish Liberal Community) who are together leading this FREE walking tour of the Jewish sites of York, to mark Holocaust Memorial […]

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York Community light Chanukah Candles with Lord Mayor

York Community light Chanukah Candles with Lord Mayor

    The York Liberal Jewish Community held its first ever civic Chanukah candle lighting at the York Guildhall recently on the third night of Chanukkah), in the presence of the Lord Mayor, the Deputy Leader of the Councillor, Cllr Keith Aspden, and representatives of the Conservative, […]

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York Liberal Jewish Community is Official!

York Liberal Jewish Community is Official!

  After almost a year of holding regular services in York, York Liberal Jewish Community has now been officially accepted by the Liberal Judaism Council as a member. The Liberal Judaism Council voted unanimously at its meeting on 28 April 2015 to accept YLJC as a full member, […]

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Community celebrates first baby-naming

Community celebrates first baby-naming

York Liberal Jewish Community yesterday (Saturday 8th November) celebrated the birth of its newest member, two month old Samara McGuirk, as part of its November Shabbat morning service at the Friargate Friends Meeting House. Conducted by Rabbi Danny Rich, Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism and York Liberal […]

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Introduction to York Liberal Jewish Community

Introduction to York Liberal Jewish Community

http://youtu.be/e_0pjys7pDs

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Jews to celebrate New Year in York  

Jews to celebrate New Year in York   

York’s new Liberal Jewish Community is racking up the ‘firsts’, as the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashannah) approaches.   For the first time in half a century, services will be held in the City to mark the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashannah on […]

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Details of High Holy Day Services and Events in York

Details of High Holy Day Services and Events in York

For the first time in forty years, there will be High Holy Day services in York this year as follows: Yom Kippur Festival Study Session (Thursday 2th October) 6pm, Festivals study session with Rabbi Robert Ash, NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: BRIGANTES BAR, MICKLEGATE (www.brigantesyork.co.uk) An opportunity to understand the […]

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Hebrew Lessons for adults and children

Hebrew Lessons for adults and children

Following the success of York Liberal Jewish Community’s first Hebrew lessons on 12th July, lessons will be offered by at the Friends Meeting House  for an hour before each service. We are incredibly grateful to Adam Rosenbach and Orly Askew, Israelis living in Yorkshire, for kindly agreeing to […]

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Want to learn to bake your own challah (and bagels)?

Want to learn to bake your own challah (and bagels)?

Sunday 14th September, 3-6pm, York Steiner School, Fulford Cross, YO10 Lawrence Gorsden, the owner and master baker of former Leeds bakery, Chalutz, has offered to come to York Sunday 14th September, 3-6pm, especially to teach challah-making to the York Liberal Jewish Community (with a few bagels chucked […]

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Jewish services to return to York after forty year break

Jewish services to return to York after forty year break

Liberal Judaism, the egalitarian, inclusive branch of mainstream Judaism is to launch its first York community, bringing regular services back to the City for the first time since its Orthodox synagogue closed in 1975. York Liberal Jewish Community was formally launched with a Friday night supper in May, […]

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