Civic leaders to attend York interfaith event

5 November 2016

York Liberal Jewish Community (YLJC) will hold an interfaith service on Saturday November 19, as part of National Interfaith Week.

The service will be led by Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten and include a Torah reading from an ‘orphan scroll’, which was rescued from the Holocaust by Prague’s Jewish Community, who were themselves later destroyed by the Nazis.

The community will be joined by members of other faith groups in the area, as well as civic leaders including the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Dave Taylor (pictured).

YLJC chair Ben Rich said: “We are pleased to invite people of any faith background, and of none, to attend the service, to which all will be welcome.

“Not only do many 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.”

Last year’s YLJC interfaith service saw 150 people attend.

For more information on this year’s event, and the community as a whole, please visit

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