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Alwoodley Park and Ride Given Green Light

Leeds City Council is finalising proposals for a new £14 million park and ride facility in Alwoodley following a year of public consultation. Amendments from the spring 2019 consultation have been enacted ahead of an October planning application submission. Outlined…
J Life
October 22, 2019
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LJRC’s Simon Phillips Talks Standing Together

With Mitzvah Day and Interfaith Week on the horizon, Simon Phillips, director of interfaith at Leeds Jewish Representative Council reflects on the work the community is doing to build a more resilient Leeds. As we reflect on the mass flooding…
J Life
October 22, 2019
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The Northern Antiques Fair Returns

The Northern Antiques Fair returns to the Harrogate Convention Centre from 3rd to 6th October, to showcase art, antiques and design from over 40 of the UK’s top dealers. Dating back to 1951, the event is Harrogate’s longest standing art…
J Life
October 4, 2019
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Donisthorpe Ladies Strike A Chord

Donisthorpe Ladies Fundraising Committee hit the high notes with a fantastic evening of fundraising. After weeks of negative publicity surrounding a legionella problem at Donisthorpe Hall which had been and gone by the time the story reached the press, the…
J Life
October 2, 2019
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FRESS! To Your Heart’s Delight!

Get ready for FRESS!, the new Jewish food and lifestyle expo taking place at Etz Chaim Synagogue on 27th October. The whole community is invited to immerse themselves in a multi-faceted experience of tasting, entertainment, wellbeing and food culture. The…
J Life
October 2, 2019
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UK Jewish Film Festival Comes to Leeds

The 23rd UK Jewish Film Festival begins on 6th November, bringing the best of contemporary Jewish cinema from around the world to Leeds. Over two weeks, the annual flagship UK Jewish Film Festival showcases a wide range of feature films,…
J Life
October 2, 2019
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Jnetics Charity Comes to University of Leeds

Jnetics, a UK charity devoted to preventing Jewish genetic disorders, has chosen the University of Leeds as the next stop for its new GENEius Universities Programme. Leeds students will be only the second cohort of Jewish university students to be…
J Life
October 2, 2019
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Leeds’ Jewish Medical Archives

Helen Frais, former Makor cultural director discusses her mission to unearth the stories of Leeds’ medical heroes and establish the Jewish Medical Archive. “He’ll be the doctor and she’ll be the dentist!” This is what Jewish mothers of old said…
J Life
October 2, 2019
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The Northern Antiques Fair Comes to Harrogate

Harrogate is the hotspot from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October for anyone who loves browsing around an antiques and fine art fair. Rub shoulders with the 40 specialist antiques dealers who are filling Hall M at Harrogate’s Convention Centre…
J Life
September 27, 2019
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Farewell but Not Goodbye

Amir Ben Hur reflects on his year as the Leeds UJIA Community Shaliach, as he prepares to return to Israel. One year ago, when I decided to embark on this (what some would call) crazy journey, I genuinely did not…
J Life
August 1, 2019
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All Together Now

Over £2,000 was raised at a Maccabi football gala involving youngsters from across the north of the UK. Leeds Maccabi FC hosted a football gala which included 36 teams from across Leeds, Manchester Maccabi, South Manchester and Glasgow. 300 children…
J Life
July 31, 2019
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Long Lost Family

A family is reunited as Leeds cousins finally find their cousin in Australia. Cousins Richard Winston and Paul Dolgin were stunned to hear from a long lost first cousin in Australia, thanks to the power of online genealogy searches. Michael…
J Life
July 31, 2019
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Smart Gallery Opens Its Doors in Chapel Allerton

Smart Gallery recently opened its doors in the heart of Chapel Allerton, selling a wide range of art, sculpture and designware as well as offering a bespoke framing service. With 18 years’ experience in the business, Shelley Frieze is excited…
J Life
June 13, 2019
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Prophet Sharing at The Carriageworks Theatre

Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf will grace the stage of Carriageworks Theatre on 11th June with their latest hit-comedy show, Prophet Sharing.  The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways, but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and…
J Life
May 23, 2019
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UJIA Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations

The United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) celebrated Yom Ha'atzmaut with a talent show from school choirs to a capella groups. See JLife's photo gallery of the UJIA Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations.   UJIA community Shaliach, Amir Ben Hur gave a passionate…
J Life
May 23, 2019
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Trip the Light Fantastic

11 amateur dancers went head to head in a bid to waltz, salsa and quick-step their way to the prestigious Dancing Strictly title, all in the name of a good cause. The latest Dancing Strictly extravaganza took place in front…
J Life
April 3, 2019
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Milim is Back!

Milim, the Jewish literary festival for Leeds got off to a gripping start once again with a host of events and author appearances. Topics included politics, television, the arts, history, modern fiction, speakers included Gordon Black and Professor Griselda Pollock…
J Life
April 3, 2019