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Manchester Community News

Result!

Manchester Maccabi is back with a bang. JLife finds out more about what’s lined up at the lively community hub this spring. First up, live and kicking, Krav Maga is back and after braving the unpredictable spring weather in the…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Manchester Community News

Making History

Manchester Jewish Museum is poised to reopen its doors following a multimillion-pound redesign and extension project two years in the making. The only Jewish museum outside of London, Manchester Jewish Museum (MJM) explores stories of migration, communities and identities through…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Manchester Community News

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, The Nicky Alliance Centre is working hard in preparation for a May reopening. As The Nicky Alliance Centre gears up to reopen its doors following its closure in 2020 and subsequent community fundraising…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Manchester Community News

Cutting Edge

Boxing is in our blood, but its while since Jewish boxers stood toe to toe. Radcliffe’s Natalie Lewis isn’t a boxer, but she’s sure fighting her corner. Here in her own words, the breakaway industry professional reveals what it’s like…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Manchester Community News

It Takes a Village

Prestwich launches a new campaign to encourage its residents to shop local. A group of volunteers from Prestwich has launched an innovative new campaign, ‘It Takes A Village’, to encourage residents to get behind local businesses and drive the local…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Interviews-Manchester

Charlie Burns

JLife catches up local entrepreneur Charles Burns, former contestant of The Apprentice, to find out more about his appetite to help food allergy sufferers eat out with confidence. For Charles Burns, conversation around the family Friday night dinner table always…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Features-Manchester

Best of Both

From sponsored group hikes in the great outdoors, to sweet challah baking in the comfort of your kitchen, JLife inspires you to stay in or go out as you please, with its selection of virtual and in-person Jewish events on…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Features-Manchester

City Slickers

With indoor dining soon to be allowed, we take a look at restaurants and bars that will be opening their doors for the first time in Manchester city centre.   53two Tucked way below Manchester Central, 53two is a new…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Features-Manchester

Back to Business

JLife speaks to local independents to discover the impact the lockdown lift has been having on their business. Beth Cooper, founder of Sweaty Mama mother and baby fitness classes My classes offer a community that I believe is essential for…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Features-Manchester

For the Journey

In an extract from his latest book, Rabbi Tony Bayfield, head of Reform Judaism, explores the true meaning of Shavuot. Shavuot begins with the wheat harvest, becomes the giving of Torah at Sinai, and affirms the possibility of human encounter…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Features-Manchester

A Dad-stinguished Day Out

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to plan what you’re going to do to show your Dad that you love him, and with more restrictions set to lift, there are plenty of great places…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Features-Manchester

Bring the Indoors Out

Garden rooms are fast becoming the must-have addition to every property. We speak to James Cummiskey, director of Lifetime Lodges, about the reasons behind their explosion in popularity. Many of us are looking to spruce up our spaces before having…
J Life
May 5, 2021
Leeds Community News

Art and Soul

One artistic Brodetsky Primary School pupil brightened up a dark lockdown period with her award-winning design dressing the windows of Gourmet Foods. At the end of a tough year, Gourmet Foods decided to brighten up a somewhat muted Chanukah with…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Leeds Community News

Out of the Woods

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s residents with learning disabilities have a new home on the site of Donisthorpe Hall, marking the start of a great partnership. Generous backing from the Marcia and Andrew Brown Charitable Trust has supported the relocation of…
J Life
March 29, 2021
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