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Manchester Community News

Everyone’s Got Talent

As The Friendship Circle dazzled audiences with its annual talent show, JLife’s own Amanda Holden, Elaine Bermitz presents her verdict.   There can’t be many who haven’t taken to Zoom for an evening’s entertainment in these restricted times, so when…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Manchester Community News

Quick off the Marc

The Jewish Leadership Council has been making great headway in the three years since its first North West regional manager Marc Levy’s last JLife interview. Elaine Bermitz catches up with the Mancunium maverick to find out more… L to R:…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Manchester Community News

A Class Act

Parents and teachers clubbed together at Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary School (BJWPS) to host a half-term activities week to promote positive mental health while raising money for charity. During a cold and wet February half-term, everyone at Bury and…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Interviews-Manchester

Stepping up to the Plate

Clinical nutritionist Carmel Berke discusses taking up the mantle of UJIA Manchester chair and her vision to prove that charitable giving can be more than putting your hand in your pocket. Carmel Berke with outgoing UJIA Manchester chair Nici Wertheim.…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Interviews-Manchester

Go Your Own Way

Would you leave your whole life behind to follow your dreams? That was a decision Izzy Posen was forced to make if he was to break free of the insular North London Satmar community.   The first thing Izzy did…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Interviews-Manchester

No Fluke

Israeli success strategist Alon Ulman, known as the Israeli Tony Robbins, dedicated his life to helping people achieve their goals, yet the owner of The Winner’s Code, bestselling author and speaker had to surmount enormous obstacles before realising his success.…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Features-Manchester

Blood, Sweat and Tiers

Discover how four essential local businesses have kept their doors open during lockdown to serve their community through thick and thin. Kevin Winch, franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care Our carers have been out there like lionesses, keeping a…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Features-Manchester

Home Entertainment

From klezmer festivals to virtual museum tours, JLife trawls the web to bring you the best in online Jewish events. SHOAH The Mid-level Managers of the Holocaust | 25th March | 6pm | Free This event from The Holocaust Exhibition…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Features-Manchester

Bridging the Distance

With Lockdown 3.0 still upon us, we’ve pulled together the best remote experiences from across the city for a socially-not-emotionally-distanced Mother’s Day. DID SOMEONE SAY GIN ‘O’ CLOCK? The Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience If you’ve missed getting tipsy…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Features-Manchester

Open Wide

As we glimpse light at the end of the tunnel, the starved foodies of Manchester can expect a raft of new food and drink venues with outdoor space to help them make the most of a late spring of relaxed…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Features-Manchester

No Passive Passovers

Are you a participant or a spectator? Yeshurun’s Rabbi Greg Bank offers a timely reminder to be active and present participants in our histories this Passover. The past 12 months have bombarded us with dilemmas. Some, like the balance between…
J Life
February 28, 2021
Blog-LeedsBlog-Manchester

Tyre Care and Safe Driving

Tyre Care and Safe Driving Caring for your tyres is an important part of driving safely wherever you live. Whether you drive on busy roads like those in Greater Manchester, Leeds, Fife Dunfermline or London, the constant braking and accelerating…
J Life
February 24, 2021
Blog-LeedsBlog-Manchester

Homemade Dog Biscuits.

It's National Dog Biscuit Day - who knew?! These tasty dog treats are a great alternative to shop bought treats if you're feeling extra handy in the kitchen today. Not only are they packed with healthy ingredients but are super…
J Life
February 23, 2021
Blog-LeedsLeeds Community News

Childhood Cancer Day.

Children’s Cancer Charity draws attention to cause on International Childhood Cancer Day. Monday 15th February is International Childhood Cancer Day, a day when people all around the world come together to observe and recognise the impacts of childhood cancer. In…
J Life
February 15, 2021
Features-Leeds

Doing it Yourself.

If you’re a hopeless romantic looking to impress your beloved with a Valentine’s meal, but are just as hopeless in the kitchen, these clever DIY meal kits bring the Leeds restaurant experience to your dinner table. We promise we won’t…
J Life
February 2, 2021
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Win a Portrait of Your Pet!

Heidi Farrar, founder of Chapel A gallery and arts hub CreARTives, is offering one lucky reader the chance to have their furry best friend committed to canvas. JLife discovers how a love of the natural world inspires her art which…
J Life
February 1, 2021
Leeds Community News

Not By The Book.

This year’s Jewish Book Week will be the most accessible yet, with its first fully online festival featuring Oscar-winners, internationally acclaimed writers and France’s most-famous female Rabbi.   Now in its 69th year, Jewish Book Week will be streamed live…
J Life
February 1, 2021