Leo Baeck rabbi comes to York

Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten officiated at her first Shabbat morning service for the York Liberal Jewish community on Saturday 17th September. Liberal Judaism which prides itself on having an inclusive, egalitarian outlook, had a special service last Shabbat in York.  The service, attended by more than 60 congregants,  also included …

Second Shabbat in Scarborough

  The York Liberal Jewish Community held another successful service in Scarborough when over 30 people attended the Shabbat morning  service on Saturday 30th July 2016 at Albermarle Baptist Church on Albermarle Crescent. “It means such a lot to the Jews of Scarborough to be able to attend a religious …

First Shabbat in Durham

A new group of Liberal Jews has formed in Durham, and recently held the first  Shabbat service in Durham since the last orthodox synagogue closed in 1955. “We wanted to reach out to the descendants of the Orthodox synagogues in Bishop Auckland, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, West Hartlepool, Sunderland and Middlesbrough which …

250 YEARS IN HULL

CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN HULL When thinking about the city of Hull, I don’t believe the first fact that would come to mind is that it is home to the longest established continuous community of Jews in the country, if not in the world! This was the theory …

Penzance Jewish Cemetery Restored

More than 60 people attended the rededication of the restored Penzance Jewish Cemetery, which is owned by the Board of Deputies. The restoration was enabled by a National Lottery grant plus other contributions totalling £24,000. The cemetery was established in the 1740s and is thought to be the best preserved …

Norwich Pleads for Funds

Norwich Hebrew congregation has issued an SOS for communal support towards refurbishing it’s grim demoralising synagogue, having exhausted aid possibilities from the non-Jewish market. Despite having fewer than 100 members, the independent Orthodox community has raise nearly half the £400,000 it needs to renovate its hall, install better heating and …

Bristol Masorti

Established 2016 Ritual: Masorti We are a growing community and if you are able to give some support, for example with leyening, children’s services, kiddushes or want to join our steering group, you would be most welcome. Shabbat Service: Every Fourth Saturday of Calendar Month Place: The Unitarian Chapel Building …

Macclesfield Jewish Life Remembered

An exhibition celebrating the Jewish families and entrepreneurs who helped shape Macclesfield – on show until 2nd May. Jewish historian Basil Jeuda, of Sandringham Road, Hurdsfield, has been working with Incubation Arts to curate the exhibition which looks at the lives of Jewish families who made Macclesfield their home following the Second …

St Annes Redevelopment

Shul submits plans St Annes Hebrew Congregation is looking to the future and wants to replace its existing facilities with something that is a better fit for the smaller ageing community. The new building will replace the existing one on the Orchard Road site. On the ground level it will …

Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community

Rabbi: Rabbi Sandra Kviat Formed: 1991 Ritual: Liberal “We are proud to be part of Liberal Judaism, with men and women taking equal roles in all aspects of the community. We are an inclusive community and welcome all Jews and non Jewish spouses, partners and children. The Peterborough Liberal Jewish …