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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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

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
Leeds Community News

For Israel

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