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In Memoriam

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John Fisher commemorates Holocaust survivor Eugene Black, who died on 26th September. Holocaust survivor Eugene Black, who has died aged 88, was born Jeno Schwarcz on 9th February 1928, in what was then the Czech-Hungarian town of Munkacs. Growing up…

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Flying High

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A student from GSAL has become one of the world’s youngest pilots. Benjie Ambler, a student from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) has become one of the world’s youngest qualified pilots after flying solo for the first time. The…

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Shabbat and Me

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As part of Shabbat UK 2016, the Milim group is running a competition for people to reveal what Shabbat means to them. To mark Shabbat UK, the annual nationwide Shabbat taking place on 11th and 12th November, Milim, the group…

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Discovering the Holy Land

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Isabella Levin reports for JLife on her experiences on tour. This summer, over 1,600 16-year-olds from across the United Kingdom toured around Israel. I was lucky enough to be a participant of FZY Tour 6. Having attended FZY camps in…

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Jump Around!

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Oxygen Freejumping, the UK’s leading trampoline park operator will be opening it’s brand new Leeds park on 24th September on Kirkstall Road. To mark the occasion, Oxygen will be hosting a number of events, including a treasure hunt and a…

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Women On A Mission

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Nisa-Nashim, the new Muslim-Jewish network for women, landed in Leeds recently. The first meeting of Nisa-Nashim, the new project to bring together women from the Jewish and Muslim communities of Leeds, was launched at The Shine Centre in Harehills recently….

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Eastern Promise

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As Hull’s Jewish community marks 250 years, JLife’s Laura Sefton finds out more about the city and its ties with Leeds. It is 250 years since the first Jewish person was registered in Hull and to celebrate, the city’s community…

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Come Together

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The Leeds branch of Nisa-Nashim, the Jewish Muslim Network is hosting a picnic in the park at the bandstand in Roundhay Park this Sunday (31st July). Jewish and Muslim women and their children are welcome, and feel free to bring…

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Tri Something New

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Leeds is set to solidify its reputation as Yorkshire’s sporting capital this June, as the Columbia Threadneedle ITU World Triathlon takes place in the city. On 11th and 12th June, over 5,000 triathletes of all abilities will compete within the…

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All the World’s a Stage

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The West Yorkshire Playhouse is set to host a multicultural variety show featuring performances from the community. JLife reports. Makor Jewish Culture has teamed up with South Asian Arts UK (SAA UK) to stage The Multicultural Variety Show to celebrate…

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In the Spotlight

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The Out of the Shadows festival is coming to Leeds and York, showcasing lost work by Jewish captives. Bookings are now open for the inaugural Out of the Shadows festival, taking place in Leeds and York from 1st-21st June at…

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Deli Delights

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Myers Famous Kosherie has been acquired by the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue. The well-known Leeds kosher delicatessen, Myers Famous Kosherie has been obtained by the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue. Now trading as The Moortown Deli, the deal significantly expands the…

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New Yorkshire Yankees

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Yanki Sonnenschein will be bringing Manchester’s Yankees Meats’ to Gourmet Foods in Leeds. JLife spoke to the business owner to find out more. After becoming the premier kosher butcher in Manchester after just two years, Yanki Sonnenschein of Yankees Meats…

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Wonder Women

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The 30th Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards will be returning on 20th May to celebrate female accomplishments as well as raise money for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. Last year, the awards raised more than £45,000 to spend on care in…

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Drop into the Clinic

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A brand new surgery has been launched in Alwoodley. The merging of the Nursery Lane and Moorcroft practices have resulted in the opening of a brand new surgery called Alwoodley Medical Centre. Situated on Saxon Mount near Sainsbury’s, the centre…

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Coming Together

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This year the Yom Ha’atzmaut Committee brought a brand new event to Manchester which drew in the crowds.   2015 saw a complete revamp of Manchester’s Yom Ha’atzmaut communal celebrations which for the first time took place at Manchester Maccabi.  …

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A Runway Success

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The Big Birthday Appeal recently hosted its annual fashion show.   The Big Birthday Appeal’s third annual fashion show has raised over £4,500 to help fund a holiday for local Jewish children with special needs, which will be organised by…

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