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Keeping History Alive

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Heinz Skyte has loaned a set of documents to the Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre. Heinz Skyte MBE, who arrived in Leeds in the late 1930s as a refugee from Germany, has loaned a set of historic documents to the…

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Between the Lines

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Milim, the Leeds Jewish literary movement, returns for its third annual month-long festival in February. Milim, the Leeds festival of Jewish words, has released a diary of events for its 2018 edition. With a raft of top literary guests, the…

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Sky’s The Limit

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Three generations of one Leeds family are taking part in the Big Jump for Bowel Cancer UK in October. Three generations of the Judah family are set to take part in a tandem skydive as part of the Big Jump…

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Save The Date

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Leeds Day Limmud returns for 2017 with a jam-packed programme in October. Leeds Day Limmud, based again at Weetwood Hall Estate, returns on 29th October with another thought-provoking programme for the whole community. This year’s edition will even include a…

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End Or the Beginning?

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Or Nehushtan, the former shaliach for Leeds, was given a grand send off. The Leeds community recently bid a fond farewell to Or Nehushtan, the now former shaliach for the city and Israel emissary in the North of Britain. After…

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Back To School

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Lord Dyson, a former master of the rolls and past pupil, returned to The Grammar School at Leeds to launch a law society for students. Lord Dyson, who attended Leeds Grammar School from 1951 until 1961, returned to his former…

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140 Candles

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The Leeds Jewish Welfare Board celebrated its 140th birthday. The Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) recently celebrated its milestone 140th anniversary in style. The glamorous event was held in the Reuben Vincent Hall at Etz Chaim Synagogue with around 240…

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Leading Light

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Celebrities, including comedian and TV producer Henry Normal, playwright Peter Bowker and Leeds-born actress Gaynor Faye and TV Writer Kay Mellor OBE, turned out in force for the Leeds Autism Services Fundraiser at The Light, which raised £500 for the…

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Speaking Out

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BRCA Journey is aiming to raise awareness of testing for genetic faults that can cause cancer in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. More than 20 years have passed since scientists discovered that faults in two key genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2…

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Save the Date

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Nisa-Nashim, the Jewish Muslim women’s network, is holding its annual conference on 5th March. Taking place at Westminster University, the conference will feature a range of speakers and workshops to create connections, build confidence and to get more women involved….

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