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Fire up the Barbecue!

Simon Mason, executive chef of Smart Hospitality Manchester, shares his tips and recipes for summer barbecuing. Who doesn’t love a barbecue? The sun, the smoke and the drama are a winning combination, especially on a hot summer afternoon/evening. Here are…
J Life
August 3, 2015
Leeds Community News

Barking Mad

French bulldog Oscar owned by Hannah Levey took home top dog prize at Donisthorpe Hall's recent dog show. Donisthorpe Hall recently held its second dog show, inviting owners of all breeds and sizes a chance to win a coveted rosette.…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Leeds Community News

The Bat Chayil Battlers

Shirley Ellis’ Bat Chayil course of 2015 have worked hard throughout the year to ensure they graduated without problem. The 2015 Leeds Bat Chayil course, led by Shirley Ellis, have incorporated the EBBM programme into their studies this year.  The…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Leeds Community News

In the Spotlight

David Baddiel was the headline act at the LJWB annual dinner.   David Baddiel was the headline act at the LJWB annual dinner performing excerpts from his recent show Fame: Not The Musical, which has a strong Jewish element.  …
J Life
July 28, 2015
Leeds Community News

On the Road

Preparations for the 2015 Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards got underway as the nomination box journeyed across Leeds.   With this year’s Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards drawing closer – taking place on 16th October at New Dock, Leeds –…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Features-Leeds

Ladies First

Sylvia Brett, principal at Harrogate Ladies’ College, talks about the benefits of a girl’s only education at senior school.   As principal of a girls’ only senior school I am totally focussed on delivering the very best education possible to…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Features-Leeds

Local Life

Alwoodley and Shadwell’s combination of familiar charm and cosmopolitan attractions makes Leeds 17 a go-to destination for all.   Taking pride of place against a picturesque backdrop of Yorkshire countryside, Leeds 17 has consistently reigned as one of the most…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Features-Leeds

Going the Distance

Brimming with things to do and sights to see, York is a haven for family days out. JLife takes a look at just why the area is worth a visit.   A Whole Lot of History Renowned for its striking…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Features-Leeds

Looking Back

Residents from Donisthorpe Hall share with JLife what Rosh Hashanah means to them and how the celebrations have changed over time.   Family gatherings, resolutions, extended meals, and delicious foods such as apples and challah dipped in honey: the traditions…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Features-Leeds

Off the Pitch

The Rugby World Cup is coming to England, and more specifically, Leeds. But what influence have Jewish players had on the game? Joseph Brown reports.   As the Rugby World Cup is coming to England on the 18th September, with…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

Making a Mark

JLife’s Sarah Nelson speaks to the new Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman, about her political background and being the first Jewish female to take up the post.   When did you officially begin your work as the Lord…
J Life
July 28, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

The Heart of the Matter

JLife’s Sarah Nelson speaks to Leeds-born Stephen Mack about his entrepreneurial background and new natural heart health product, Perfect Vascular Natural.   What’s Perfect Vascular Natural and how did your involvement with it come about? Perfect Vascular Natural is a…
J Life
July 28, 2015
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My Bar Mitzvah and Me

Leeds lad Joseph Brown looks back on his Bar Mitzvah weekend. I remember almost every detail of my Bar Mitzvah weekend during the last weekend in October 2011. It all started on the Friday night, where we had a traditional…
J Life
July 3, 2015
Manchester Community News

The Search is On

The Manchester branch of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain have stumbled across a photograph taken in 1914 – and they need your help identifying who’s in it.   The Manchester Regional Group of the Jewish Genealogical Society of…
J Life
June 26, 2015