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Major events for the Leeds Jewish community are lined up for the yearly Yoms, thanks to Makor.  An entertainment extravaganza will lead the celebrations for Israel’s independence day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, in Leeds on 9th May. The evening, organised by Makor,…
J Life
April 3, 2019
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A Play for Sidney

Former pupils of Morris Silman Middle School reunite to put on a play in memory of their beloved headteacher. It’s almost 40 years since a group of North Leeds school pupils put on The Evacuees by playwright Jack Rosenthal. Produced…
J Life
February 13, 2019
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A Night to Remember

Famous faces graced the Leeds Maccabi FC annual dinner to help raise over £8,000. It was all fun and games as Leeds Maccabi FC hosted a sell-out annual dinner at the Trudi Moss suite in Donisthorpe Hall. The evening saw…
J Life
January 30, 2019
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Share Shares the Prize!

The £3,000 necklace from Share Jewellers from the December 2018 issue of JLife is still up for grabs! Here’s how you can get your hands on it… Despite overwhelming interest, the £3,000 prize from the last issue of JLife, a…
J Life
January 30, 2019
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Let Them Eat Cake!

Street Lane Bakery celebrates its fifth anniversary by doing what it does best – baking treats for the whole community!   Since it opened its doors five years ago, BHH synagogue’s Street Lane Bakery has been there for North Leeds…
J Life
January 30, 2019
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Vedding Snaps!

Members of the community were invited to perform and attend what was a sell-out show at the Etz Chaim synagogue’s Rueben Vincent Hall to generate much needed support for Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB). The Vedding was first performed in…
J Life
January 30, 2019
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Leeds Loves Literature

With Milim 2019 already well underway, JLife discovers the highlights of this year’s Jewish literary festival with its pick of events across February and March.   Milim literary festival is back for a fourth year with its biggest programme yet.…
J Life
January 30, 2019
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Tribute Band

The White Rose Concert Band played a tribute fundraising concert at Donisthorpe for much-loved former residents. In January 2016, Simone’s father, Harold Cohen died very suddenly. She placed her mum, Fay, in Donisthorpe for respite while she organised care. Sadly…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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El Al Brings Back Manchester to Tel Aviv Route

Israel's national airline El Al will relaunch direct flights from Manchester to Tel Aviv from May 26th 2019 after pulling the service 18 years ago. Tickets are now on sale, with economy fares starting from £289 return for hand-luggage only,…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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Now That’s What I Call Music!

Lawrence Gorsden is set to bring back his musical fundraising event for the second year running to raise vital funds for the Bexley Wing at St James’ Hospital. At the age of 19, local baker Lawrence Gorsden found his passion…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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Fighting Fit

After celebrating his 90th birthday, local gym fanatic Martin Berger is still keeping as fit as ever! Four times a week, self-confessed “creature of habit” Martin Berger wakes up at 6.45am to travel to the Village Hotel gym on Otley…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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Book In

JLife previews Milim, the Jewish literature movement in Leeds for 2019. Milim, the Leeds Jewish literature festival is going from strength to strength. As well as its usual month of words in March, it is also putting on a regular…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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The Springs launches at Thorpe Park Leeds

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer and its joint venture partner Legal & General, announce that The Springs, the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination at Thorpe Park Leeds will be welcoming the…
J Life
October 11, 2018
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Keeping the Past Alive

Having recently opened its doors to the public, The University of Huddersfield’s Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre proves why understanding the reasons behind the genocide is more crucial than ever. On 17th September, Lord Eric Pickles, co-chair of the UK…
J Life
October 4, 2018
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Strictly Cinema

Oakwood Cinema is to screen an old favourite to raise funds for a cinema volunteer.  Oakwood Cinema, situated at Roundhay Parochial Hall on Fitzroy Drive, is a community not-for-profit cinema established four years ago. It aims to deliver a real…
J Life
October 4, 2018
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Dog Walkers

Oakwood Solicitors has teamed up with RSPCA for a sponsored dog walk for pooches and their owners in Roundhay Park. A brisk walk with the dog on an autumnal morning is always a great way to reflect and get some…
J Life
October 4, 2018