York Liberal Jewish Community

Your Liberal Jewish Community Mitzvah Day

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

Shabbat shalom! We hope you can join us tomorrow to welcome Rabbi Lea Mühlstein who will be visiting us. More details on our website. Also, for Tu Bishvat, we will be raising money to plant apple trees in York. ... See MoreSee Less

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Next Service: Saturday 19th January - with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein
Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, who is chairing the group responsible for preparing Liberal Judaism’s new prayerbook, is to deliver the sermon at the Community’s Shabbat Morning Service on Saturday 19th January. She will then lead a study session on the new liturgy from 1-2pm.
This is your opportunity not simply to learn about what’s intended for the prayerbook but to help shape its content, including having your say about some of the issues with which the working group is grappling, such as whether to include transliteration, inclusive language and attitudes to tradition and ritual.
The service will be held as normal at the Friends Meeting House in Friargate and will be proceeded by adult hebrew and Cheder for the children starting at 10am. It will be followed by a vegetarian shared lunch and will also include an opportunity to wish bon voyage to our member and friend, Hava Fleming, who is moving to Switzerland to be closer to her family. Finally there will be a collection on the day to pay for new trees to be planted in the Groves area of York to mark the New Year for Trees, TuBishvat.

What’s going on
10-10.45 Adult Hebrew with Student Rabbi Gabriel Webber
10-12.15 Cheder with Orly Askew, Jess Baker and Allison Simmons
11-12.15 Service including sermon by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein
12.15-1 Shared lunch and collection for TuBishvat
1-2pm Discussion on the new prayerbook with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein
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