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Snir Shoshany: Flying the Flag

Meet Snir Shoshany, the new UJIA Shaliach, as he discusses what it means to be Israeli and his plans to bring the local Jewish youth closer to their homeland. Snir Shoshany was born into Israel's oldest kibbutz, Degania, and has…
J Life
October 22, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Kibitz – Live and Kicking

Following their Alwoodley performance as part of Leeds International Season, and a cameo in Simon Glass' recent documentary, JLife speaks to local klezmer outfit, Kibitz on keeping Jewish musical tradition alive. Hey guys, tell us what inspired you to get…
J Life
October 2, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Raising the Roof with Andy Nyman

Acclaimed actor and writer Andy Nyman says “it’s a mitzvah” to take the lead role in Fiddler on the Roof in the West End. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis finds out more… A prolonged discussion about the inconvenience of beards was not…
J Life
October 2, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Matt Healy: King in The North

With an appetite to conquer the Leeds restaurant scene, celebrity chef Matt Healy gives JLife a taste of why he hates fine dining, the double-edged sword of celebrity fame and the story behind a dog called Frankie Knuckles. Since placing…
J Life
October 2, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Making the Leap

JLife speaks to up-and-coming young gymnast, Joey Rosenberg ahead of the Trampoline and Tumbling NDP Finals. Joey Rosenberg sparked his passion for gymnastics only three years ago, yet the 12 year-old The Grammar School at Leeds pupil is already making…
J Life
July 31, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Allan’s Keys

JLife's Evangeline Spachis meets renowned pianist and Leeds native, Allan Schiller to discuss his surprise BEM from The Queen and his globe-trotting musical career. Chapeltown-born piano maestro Allan Schiller was in disbelief when the letter arrived stating that he would…
J Life
July 31, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Keeping it Kosher with William Topp

JLife speaks to branding expert William Topp, marketing manager at Gosh! about the vegan food manufacturer’s evolution from a small kosher deli to one of the UK’s top-selling ‘free-from’ brands.   Jewish food entrepreneur, Richard Loebenberg has been manufacturing kosher…
J Life
May 23, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Bringing the House Down

From surviving the Aussie jungle to now braving the spooky stage play The House on Cold Hill, actor Rita Simons has barely been home since leaving the streets of Walford. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis finds out more… Leaving a soap after…
J Life
April 24, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

In the Black

In a rare interview, Gordon Black, the Yorkshire retail guru who brought us the Nutribullet, Adidas sports bags and The Original Factory Shop speaks to JLife about the need for business to embrace change to survive in a global retail…
J Life
April 3, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

A History Unspooled

Harriet Stevens speaks to JLife about rediscovering a voice from the past on a forgotten cassette tape, as she attempts to unearth the truth behind her family’s escape from Nazi-occupied Austria. It was Kristallnacht and Siegfried Schrotter was hiding in…
J Life
April 3, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Theatre Tuesdays

Ahead of their first rehearsals for the play of bestselling novel Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, JLife chats to local theatre actors Stephen Brown (Morrie) and Rob Edwards (Mitch). Morrie is played by Alwoodley resident Stephen Brown. Stephen is…
J Life
April 3, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

The Café with a Conscience

JLife speaks to Anna Dyson, founder of social enterprise community café, Toast Love Coffee about her mission to bring a divided city together over the very Jewish staples of good food and good conversation.   Hi Anna, tell us about…
J Life
January 30, 2019
Interviews-Leeds

Sam’s World

JLife speaks to Samantha Harvey, founder of Oneworld Travel Group and councillor for Wakefield Rural Ward about China, her new life in politics, UJIA and why Sinai Synagogue is home.   Why did you decide to establish Oneworld Travel Group?…
J Life
January 30, 2019