One Shabbat 2021

Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community joined Jews from all over the UK and beyond for the Jewish Small Communities Network ‘One Shabbat’ in September 2021. Fiona contributed to a UK wide video celebrating the event, and the community distributed challah from Filberts Bakery, and goody bags from the JSCN, to members around the area.

KS75 75th anniversary of Kurt Schwitters anti-Nazi Merz Barn project. 19th July 2022

 The date 19th July will also mark the 85th anniversary of the launch of the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich, when the Nazis formally declared war on all modern art.The event in July will also honour and acknowledge the other cultural communities persecuted by the Nazis; e.g. Gypsies, Gay people, Black African, Trade Unions, Polish people, neuro-diverse/disabled, and, of course, artists. Spokespeople from all those groups are invited to […]

St Johns Hospice – Last Days Matter script

Lancaster and Lakes Jewish community was invited to work with St Johns Hospice alongside members of the local Muslim community, on a film script which will show people how helpful it is to know more about ways in which people of different faiths commemorate death and dying.

Lancaster City Council Mayor Making

Fiona Frank, Secretary of Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community, was invited in her role as Chair of Lancaster City Council’s Communities Together group, to attend Lancaster City Council’s Mayor Making, where she was able to get a selfie with the new Mayor, Councillor Joyce Pritchard.

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

From a talk by Fiona Frank The Holocaust was an extreme example of dividing people and breeding hatred between peoples who should be natural allies against oppressive governments and oppressive economic and judicial systems. There are so many examples of ‘righteous gentiles’ that we can be assured that the strategy isn’t always successful. In turn many […]

Statement on events in Texas

Members of Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community were understandably very concerned by the events in Texas over the weekend, when four Jewish synagogue congregants were taken hostage during the Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. The hostages were eventually freed. The perpetrator was a Muslim man from Blackburn who was shot […]

Sukkot 2021

Following the success of the picnic for tashlich we repeated this at the end of Sukkot, on Sunday 26th September. As a community we have purchased a lulav and etrog and brought them to the event so those who wish were able to shake them to perform the mitzvah. 

Tashlich 2021

On Sunday, 12th September, we gathered for a social picnic where those who wanted to do so were welcome to do Tashlich, and ceremonially cast away the sins of the year. We met at 11.30am at the  Aldcliffe Road Triangle – people brought picnic food and optional breadcrumbs for Tashlich.

Shavuot 2021

SHAVUOT GATHERING – Tuesday 18th May 2021 The community gathered on ‘The Green Behind the Priory’, Lancaster City Centre to share a variety of cheesecake recipes and to enjoy a relaxed outdoor get together

The impact of the Holocaust in the Lancaster district

This booklet was produced for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. The theme that year was ‘keep the memory alive’. It was edited by Fiona Frank, working with Liz Neat and Josh Durham. Thanks to all our contributors. Click on the ‘pop out’ arrow on the top right of the file to read a full size copy.