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Dear Canon Alan
YLJC Interfaith Service: Saturday 18th November 2017 @11.00am
At: Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9RL
As part of National Interfaith Week, York Liberal Jewish Community is inviting those of other faiths to join us for our Shabbat service. This year we are again hosting a Saturday Shabbat morning service, which will include reading from our Torah scroll (hand written in Hebrew - an ‘orphan scroll’ rescued from the Holocaust), and hope that those of your members who enjoyed it previously will join us again this year, together with any others interested.
The service will take place in the Main Meeting Room of the Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, on Saturday 18th November 2016, commencing at 11.00am. It will be led by Student Rabbi Gabriel Webber, who is currently training to be a Rabbi at Leo Baeck College, London, and who is acting Rabbi this year for the York community. It will be conducted primarily in English and he will take every opportunity to explain the meaning and significance of the rituals. We hope that this will help to increase understanding of our religion and be of interest to you and your community.
The service will be concluded with a Kiddush, with traditional blessing over wine (grape juice in the Quaker Meeting House) and challah (bread), together with some vegetarian and Jewish foods, where we hope to have the opportunity to chat with you and answer any queries you may have.
While the service is for those of any faith (and of none), we would be particularly delighted to welcome a strong contingent from the Catholic community of York. Not only do our faiths share much in common, but it seems to us that it is particularly important that we show that we stand together at this time in the face of anti-religious sentiment about many faiths, not only of any anti-Semitism which may affect our members.
I do hope we will see you and many members of your community on the 18th. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 07557 278070 if you would like to discuss or require any further information.
Kind regards
Lilian Coulson Vice Chair - York Liberal Jewish Community

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