Congratulations to our New Committee!

Congratulations to our New Committee!

Congratulations to all the trustees elected to our committee at the AGM on 21st July. New to our committee are Shaan Bloch and Miriam Thorpe, while Tina Anderson, Orly Askew, Lilian Coulson, Xavier Scott and Adrian Tellwright are re-elected. Also continuing their terms are Adam Addison, Sam Borin, Lee Carter, Hava

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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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High Holy Day Appeal

Since we were founded York Liberal Jewish Community has collected over £3000 for charity in our three high holy day appeals.  We very much hope our members and friends will continue to support us just as generous in 2017. The three charities we are supporting this year

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York Children at Summer Camp

Three York children – Madeleine and Phoebe Gillis and Esther Van den Bos – and York Cheder (religion school) teacher, Lauren Keiles, have just returned from Kadimah, LJY-Netzer’s Summer Camp for the children of members of Liberal Jewish community around the country. York Liberal Jewish Community were

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