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Reach for the Sky

Phil Forster, media and communications whizz at Leeds Bradford Airport checks in with JLife’s Evangeline Spachis to explain why LBA is hoping to be ‘Yorkshire’s Airport’. Speaking to Phil Forster, aviation development and corporate affairs manager, it’s clear that there…
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May 29, 2018
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Meet the Big Chief

Mark Grandfield, the new chief executive of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) is in the JLife hot seat. Fast Facts Name: Mark Grandfield Born: Nelson, Lancashire DOB: 27.07.1975 Education: Edge End High School – same school as Liz Bradbury of…
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May 29, 2018
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Care in the Community

JLife chatted to Liz Bradbury, CEO of the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board to celebrate the organisation’s 140th birthday. There has been a real buzz surrounding the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) for the past 12 months. The organisation celebrated its…
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March 27, 2018
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Best Kept Secret

Susy Jagger, executive headteacher of Leeds Jewish Free School and Brodetsky Primary School is the focus of JLife’s latest Community Chat. A year on from officially accepting the role of executive headteacher of the Leeds Jewish Free School (LJFS) and…
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March 27, 2018
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In the Band

Local lad Curtis T Johns, star of Let It Shine and The Band, tells JLife all about his upcoming performance at Leeds Grand Theatre. Talking to JLife from the road, sandwiching in the time to answer questions between shows on…
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March 27, 2018
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Breaking the News

JLife gets to know Charles Harris, a best-selling author, educator and film and TV director, ahead of his forthcoming talk at Milim, the Jewish literary festival. Hi Charles, tell us about your debut novel, The Breaking of Liam Glass. It’s…
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January 30, 2018
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International Trader

Daniel Abrahams is the CEO of CurrencyTransfer.com, an award-winning global payments marketplace. Emma Steele finds out how his business is thriving thanks to crucial links with Leeds and Tel Aviv. The idea for CurrencyTransfer.com was born out of personal pain…
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November 29, 2017
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Game of Roles

From Game of Thrones to Coronation Street, Leeds-born actor Kate Anthony has become a familiar face on screen and stage. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis chatted to the London-based thesp. “I blame her and so do my parents,” jokes Kate Anthony, when…
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November 29, 2017
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Bidding For Success

JLife chats to David Israel, who is the Leeds 2023 bid team lead for fundraising and partnerships, as the city competes to be crowned the 2023 European Capital of Culture. The shortlist for the 2023 European Capital of Culture is…
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October 4, 2017
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On the Campus

Rabbi Eli Magzimof of the University Jewish Chaplaincy spoke to JLife about Jewish students in Yorkshire and being nominated in the Pride Awards. Dynamic duo Rabbi Eli Magzimof and Rivka Magzimof are chaplains for the University Jewish Chaplaincy, an organisation…
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October 4, 2017
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Mor to Come

As Leeds welcomes Reut Mor, the new community Shlicha, JLife’s Evangeline Spachis caught up with her for a quick chat. First things first, welcome to Leeds! How do you like the place so far? Thank you. Oh wow, well, it’s…
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October 4, 2017
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The Producer

Theatre producer Adam Spiegel is helping to bring Fat Friends: The Musical to Leeds Grand Theatre in November alongside Kay Mellor. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis spoke to the London-born creative about the show. West End producer Adam Spiegel loves Leeds, and…
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October 4, 2017
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Silver Lining

Abi Silver, author of crime thriller The Pinocchio Brief, tells JLife’s Holly Thackeray all about her first novel, growing up in Leeds and her time in Israel. Author Abi Silver speaks to JLife as autumn sneaks up on us, following…
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October 4, 2017
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Let It Be

Jerry Goldman, former director of The Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool will be speaking in Leeds about his experiences. JLife briefly caught up with him to discuss his career. Jewish connections have always been part of The Beatles’ story, from…
J Life
August 1, 2017