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Leeds Community News

For the Future

Mark Grandfield, chief executive of Leeds Jewish Housing Association, shares his plans for a welcome new tranche of affordable community housing. No matter what commercial sector you operate in, every organisation needs to be clear on what is most important…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

Food for Thought

Discover why vegan activist Laura Chepner is on the campaign to ‘veducate’ schools on inclusivity when it comes to what’s on pupil’s plates and on their curriculum. So Laura, at what point in your life did you choose to lead…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

A Nation Divided

Roundhay-born broadcast journalist Paul Alster grapples with the reality of the Israeli Civil War in the political thriller Kin or Country, as a state divided by religion threatens to tear itself apart. If you had to place a bet on…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

Trial by Broadcast

Abi Silver is back with a new installment of her Burton and Lamb series, and this time posing the question: can you find justice when the world is watching? The Rapunzel Act is the fourth book in Leeds-born author Abi…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Features-Leeds

Give us a Break!

After a long winter of restrictions, holidaymakers can’t wait to spend time away with friends and family. But is it too early to make travel plans, will destinations be limited to the vaccinated, and are there deals to be had?…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Features-Leeds

Back with a Bang

As many of us see friends, family, and co-workers in person for the first time in months makeup is once again becoming an important part of our everyday lives. But exactly which products should you be using?   With life…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Features-Leeds

Broaden Your Virtual Horizons

From tours of far-flung Jewish communities to a spot of klezmer café culture, JLife has cast the virtual net wide to bring you its catch of Jewish online events to keep you sane until lockdown ends. TRAVEL Globetrotting with World…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Features-Leeds

On Your Marks

As the city salivates ahead of the lockdown lift, a hearty helping of new ventures are gearing up to kick-start a summer of hospitality like no other. Here are the city’s latest additions waiting on the green light. Bab Tooma…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Leeds Community News

Taking the Plunge

In an extract from his latest book, Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues, head Reform Judaism, Rabbi Tony Bayfield, explores the Passover story. The origins of Pesach lie, according to anthropologists, in the nomadic springtime celebration of the birth…
J Life
March 25, 2021
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

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