York Liberal Jewish Community


York’s Liberal Jewish community is a new venture founded by a number of York Jewish residents who recognised a demand for more Jewish activities in the City. It was established in the summer of 2014.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend our services and in particular families with mixed faith backgrounds interested in exploring their Judaism.
Our services are short, child-friendly and largely in English.
Services are self-run, those willing to get involved and help with organising and hosting events are particularly welcome.

Services: Usually second Saturday of each month

Ritual: Liberal

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York Liberal Jewish Community's third anniversary service and picnic in Rowntree’s Park attracted 65 participants this weekend. The service, led by Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten for the last time before her placement ends, included an emotional goodbye, while also welcoming Lauren Keiles, who will be leading children activities from this September. The service also included birthday blessings for Liza Nuuman who is two this year, Josephine Woolfson, who is a little older, and the Queen who is a little older still…

Ben Rich, Chair of the Community commented:

“It is impossible to believe how far we have come in such a short period. In her sermon Deborah described the community as “grasshoppers, who have become like giants” and I think that is very apt. We feel established and big and thriving. I hope we continue to thrive and grow in the years ahead.”

Shavua Tov
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Saturday 17th June: Next Service and Annual Picnic
To mark our third anniversary, our next Shabbat morning service on Saturday 17th June 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). We hope that one of the LJY-Netzer movement workers will be on hand to run games for our younger members.
The service will also – sadly – by our opportunity to say goodbye to our student rabbi, Deborah Blausten, who has done us proud over the past year.
The service will be preceded by Hebrew for Adults and Children at 9.45am with our fabulous Hebrew teacher, Orly Askew.
Venue: Friargate Meeting House

email info@jewsinyork.org.uk for more details

Shabbat Shalom
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