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You’ve Got a Chaverim in Me

In response to the pandemic, Etz Chaim synagogue has created a new buddy system to build a pioneering network of support within its membership. The key lesson that the Etz Chaim leadership learned from the pandemic was the importance of…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

Jonathan Straight

JLife explores the creative side of local personality Jonathan Straight on the updated release of his book of photography, documenting a day in the life of the Israeli ambulance service, Magen David Adom. Many in the community will know the…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Features-Leeds

Travel Croatia

With Croatia recently making its way from the amber to the green list, we take a look at places to visit in this gorgeous country. Blue Cave The Blue Cave is a magical grotto located on the island of Biševo…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Features-Leeds

Food Unlocked

Since hospitality reopened, Leeds has been ranked one of the biggest restaurant spenders, and with so many eateries to choose from, it should come as no surprise. Here are just a few of the new ventures that have popped up…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Features-Leeds

Let’s Talk Interiors

Design and interiors consultant Alexis Nicolaidis, founder of VA Heritage, plays down the importance of trends and explores why getting the mood right is crucial to helping you unlock the potential of your property. When embarking on an interior design…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Features-Leeds

Out Class

With the new term fast approaching, we discover the latest news at our three local schools. Alumni Talk Careers at The Grammar School at Leeds Alumni from a wide range of professions and sectors have shared their expertise at a…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Features-Leeds

The Gift of Giving

Chag Sameach! Gift giving is a wonderful way to welcome in the new year. Here are our picks for some less traditional Rosh Hashanah themed gifts to give to friends and family. Honey Dish | £7.50 Take your Rosh Hashanah…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Interviews-Manchester

Turning the Tide

Neo-Nazi leader turned Jew, Yonatan Langer, shows that change is possible. When communism fell and the Iron Curtain came down, Germany was reunited, but a nation was torn apart: “East Germany was repressed and economically suffering, but at least it…
J Life
July 14, 2021
Features-Manchester

School’s Out

With school soon to be breaking up for the summer, keeping the kids occupied will be a number one priority! That’s why we’ve compiled the best family-friendly activities across the city. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre| Every Day | £16.50 Adults, £13.50…
J Life
July 14, 2021
Features-Manchester

No Place Like Home

As we look towards booking a well-deserved getaway, UJIA Manchester’s community Shlicha Sara Baruch implores readers to book a flight to Israel and explore the delights of her childhood home north of Tel Aviv, the beautiful city of Netanya. After…
J Life
July 14, 2021
Features-Manchester

Risky Business?

With Murray Patt of Hale-based accountants Alexander Knight & Co. Being a risk taker is something that comes naturally to most business owners. You probably took the biggest risk of all by launching your very own venture in the first…
J Life
July 14, 2021
Features-Leeds

Your Digital Lifeline

Sharp, original, supportive, SOS Marketing comes to the rescue of local businesses, helping them make an impact in the digital world. A local Jewish-owned startup based in Alwoodley, SOS Marketing is an agency that helps small and medium sized businesses…
J Life
July 13, 2021
Features-Manchester

Get Involved

As lockdown restrictions ease, we round up some of the most exciting events happening this July. Jewish Manchester Tour | 2nd July | £11 The Manchester Jewish Museum has been closed for years for regeneration, but is finally reopening on…
J Life
June 30, 2021
Features-LeedsFeatures-Manchester

Welcome Back!

As Manchester Jewish Museum reopens on 2nd July, its chief executive, Max Dunbar tells us what to expect. The Manchester Jewish community has a long and rich history; a history which Manchester Jewish Museum has painstakingly curated and presented: “The…
J Life
June 30, 2021
Features-Manchester

Fitness Fun

There’s no better time to work out outdoors than summer, and many of us have developed a taste for it while gyms have been closed. Here are JLife’s top picks for outdoor exercise activities in the sun: Play Tennis |…
J Life
June 30, 2021
Interviews-Manchester

Dr Bernard Lester

Local retired dentist of over 50 years Dr Bernard Lester tells us all about his career, pets, and upcoming book, Open Wide! Hi Bernard! Tell us a bit about your background and becoming a dentist? I was born in Crumpsall…
J Life
June 30, 2021
Manchester Community News

From Blues to Klezmer

JLife’s Elaine Bermitz reveals just how deep Jewish musical tradition runs through the veins of popular music with her review of Manchester Limmud’s online event, From Blues to Klezmer. Now in its 40th year, Limmud has morphed from a small…
J Life
June 30, 2021
Manchester Community News

36 Little Hours

An online crowdfunding campaign for The Friendship Circle surpassed its target raising an astonishing £375,000 in just 36 hours. The Friendship Circle, which enriches the lives of children and adults with physical and learning disabilities by providing a range of…
J Life
June 30, 2021