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

Facebook: facebook.com/jewsinyork/

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This Week: Judaism 101 restarts, Saturday Morning Service and Last chance to register for Cheder

Thursday 19th October: Judaism 101
Judaism 101, our monthly adult education session, restarts this Thursday 19th October at 7pm. We have moved into the centre of town (the Friargate Meeting House) to make it more accessible. Other than this, the format is the same: led by student Rabbi Gabriel Webber, the session will look at the role of miracles in Judaism. For more, information: jewsinyork.org.uk/judaism-101/judaism-101-2016-schedule/ (Suitable for anyone from beginners to the most Jewishly academic!)

Saturday 21st October: Shabbat Service
Our normal Shabbat morning service at the Friends Meeting House, led by Gabriel at 11am and followed by a shared meal. For more info see jewsinyork.org.uk/next-shabbat-service/.

Saturday 21st October: Launch of Cheder (religion school)
The Cheder will begin promptly at 10am. If you are a parent with a child from 5-12 years old, please do make every effort to support this really exciting initiative. Children should be registered in advance. For the registration form and for more information click here: jewsinyork.org.uk/judaism-101/cheder-religion-school/
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Friday 13th October: Shabbat Evening Service and Simchat Torah

We are now holding short evening services on the second Friday of each month, to complement our Shabbat morning services.

The next service will be at 6.30pm on Friday 13th October at Jacob’s Well on Trinity Ln, Micklegate, York YO1 6EL www.jacobswellyork.org.uk. This will be a special service to mark Shabbat and Simchat Torah. The service will be led by Rabbi Norman Patz, rabbi emeritus of Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove, New Jersey and visiting rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Puerto Rico who will be in York that week along with his wife.

These services generally last no more than an hour. If you would like to get involved, please email Sam and Ruth at info@jewsinyork.org.uk

While we do not have shared meals after evening services, Jacob’s Well is extremely well located for attendees to adjourn to the pub or a restaurant for a drink and chat afterwards.

Please do join us and support this exciting initiative.
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