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Manchester Community News

Change is Coming

Plans for the development of Manchester Jewish Museum – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – are underway.   Manchester Jewish Museum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major museum development project.   The…
J Life
June 26, 2015
Interviews-Manchester

Talking Shop

JLife’s Kirsty Plowman chats to David Gaffin, Sainsbury’s Heaton Park’s first Jewish manager, about his commitment to supplying kosher products and giving back to the local community.   David Gaffin is the new general manager at the Sainsbury’s Heaton Park…
J Life
June 26, 2015
Interviews-Manchester

Mother Nature

Elaine Bermitz discovers how businesswoman Rivka Rose founded her award-winning Manchester-based company Faith in Nature.   Rivka Rose founded Faith in Nature skin care products in the early 1970s when her particular brand of organic, ethically-produced creams, were a distant,…
J Life
June 26, 2015
Leeds Community News

Good Sports

The 17th annual PhysCap five-a-side football challenge is just around the corner.   The 17th annual PhysCap five-a-side football challenge will this year be kicking off on 19th July at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) — and the event…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Leeds Community News

One Step Ahead

Donisthorpe Hall's third consecutive 24-hour endurance walk was a huge success. John Fisher reports.   The third consecutive 24-hour endurance walk raised £25,000 which brings the total of proceeds over the three years to £95,000 for Donisthorpe Hall.   Chairman…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Leeds Community News

A Donating Dame

Dame Stephanie Shirley recently enlightened a Women4Welfare audience. John Fisher reports.   When Dame Stephanie Shirley came to write her memoir Let IT Go, her publishers were perplexed. Was it the story of a refugee or was it about a…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Features-Leeds

Get the Party Started

From contemporary ideas to go-to specialists, JLife looks at all things Bar/ Bat Mitzvah.   Looking Ahead The advances in all things technological have trickled into the Bar/ Bat Mitzvah industry to the extent that they’re affecting the educational process…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Features-Leeds

The Heart of the Action

JLife takes a stroll down Street Lane and around Moortown to discover the highlights awaiting visitors, as well as reflect on the recent happenings at Roundhay Park.   Image: Howard Barnett   The surge of developments and openings sweeping Leeds…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Features-Leeds

Hidden Gems

Escape from the city to Boston Spa and the Wetherby area where a village vibe is fused with a cosmopolitan air.   Image: Howard Barnett   Whether you’re on a quest to buy something special, take in the sights, or…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Features-Leeds

JFiles: Meet the Chef

JLife meets the top chefs from across Yorkshire to discover some lesser known facts about the creators of some of our favourite dishes.   Name: Craig Atchinson Occupation: Head Chef – The Grand Hotel & Spa, York Place of birth:…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Features-Leeds

Dad’s Day Out

Struggling for Father’s Day inspiration? Think outside the box with JLife’s round-up of unique dad-appropriate expeditions across the Leeds area.   The Driving Force Don’t stray too far from the North Leeds suburb this Father’s Day by taking dad to…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

In Living Memory

The National Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire welcomes families, groups and schools to share in their story of hope.   When you hear the word Holocaust how does it make you feel? How does it affect you today? Each day, school…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

Going Strong

Raina Sheaf, CEO of The Zone, chats to JLife’s Sarah Nelson about the club’s relocation to the Jewish Youth Campus one year on.   How has The Zone’s first year at the new campus been? It’s been overwhelming at times,…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

History in the Making

Dr Stephen Muir, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds’ School of Music, speaks to JLife’s Kirsty Plowman about his latest project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive.’   For most of us, having the opportunity to combine work and pleasure is…
J Life
June 1, 2015
Interviews-Manchester

As Seen on Screen

JLife chats to Mike Magrane – general manager at the Manchester Midland Hotel – about the iconic venue’s documentary ‘Inside Manchester’s Midland Hotel’ airing on 1st June on Channel 5.   The show will first air on 1st June at…
J Life
May 27, 2015