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New Rabbi for Menorah

Menorah Synagogue has made an exciting new announcement.   Menorah Synagogue has announced the appointment of Rabbi Fabian Sborovsky, with the position having been empty since Rabbi Haim Shalom returned to Israel last August.   Rabbi Fabian, aged 46, is…
J Life
March 2, 2015
Interviews-Manchester

A Way with Words

Author Charlotte Gringras talks to JLife's Sarah Nelson about the release of her second book, Not in Our Hands, and the personal ties that influenced it.   "The book is really for anyone who remembers being 22 and searching for…
J Life
March 2, 2015
Manchester Community News

A Fundraising Triumph

The recently held UJIA North West Annual Dinner raised £680,000 for projects in Israel and the UK.   New UJIA Manchester Chair Nici Wertheim outlined her vision of "every Jewish home in Manchester" supporting the people of Israel and "the…
J Life
March 2, 2015
Manchester Community News

A Political Encounter

Members of Yeshurun Synagogue recently met Nick Clegg.   Five members of Yeshurun Synagogue from the Cheadle and Gatley community journeyed to London at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to a Chanukah reception at Admiralty House.  …
J Life
March 2, 2015
Manchester Community News

Birthday Celebrations

A brand new event is coming to Manchester.   This year the Yom Ha'atzmaut committee is bringing a brand new festival-style event to Manchester.   Whether contributing, participating or volunteering, there's a wide of range of Manchester organisations involved, including…
J Life
March 2, 2015
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Why do we Dress up at Purim?

JLife looks at the ancient custom and rounds up a list of fancy dress suppliers in Leeds and Manchester. Why do we Dress up at Purim? As Purim edges closer and closer (4th and 5th March) and you're frantically getting…
J Life
February 27, 2015
Leeds Community News

A Prince-ly Appointment

Set to open their Leeds store late 2016, John Lewis recently announced that Leeds resident, James Prince will become head of branch.   John Lewis recently announced that James Prince will become head of branch at its department store in…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Leeds Community News

On the Road Again

Donisthorpe Hall's latest fundraiser, the 24-hour endurance walk, is searching for participants. John Fisher reports. In a project initiated by Leeds pharmacist Ashley Cohen, Donisthorpe Hall is inviting energetic members of the community to give up 24 hours of their…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Leeds Community News

All Change at Board

LJWB has made changes to the Board of Trustees. John Fisher reports. Following an external review of its lay-leadership structure LJWB has made changes to the Board of Trustees. Addressing the LJWB's annual general meeting president Edward Ziff said adjustments…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Leeds Community News

A Systematic Success

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, recently visited Donisthorpe Hall. John Fisher reports. Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP visited Donisthorpe Hall to show support for an innovative project. The visit marked the launch of the…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Leeds Community News

Cougars Scoop Win

The UHC Cougars triumphed at the LJRC intra-communal five-a-side football tournament where £3,000 was raised for charity. John Fisher reports. The sixth LJRC intra-communal five-a-side football tournament proved to be a triumph for victorious UHC Cougars. The event, staged at…
J Life
February 2, 2015
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On the Run

JLife's Kirsty Plowman is competing in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon in support of Parkinson's UK. Taking on a challenge of lifetime, JLife's community and features editor Kirsty Plowman will be participating in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Features-Leeds

High Achievers

JLife offers a first-hand perspective into the school inspection framework, as well as an overview of some of the region's best schools.   Jeremy Dunford, executive head teacher of Leeds Jewish Free School, offers a first-hand perspective into the school…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Features-Leeds

On the Guest List

JLife takes a look at how to make your big day even more special, as well as supplying specialist sources who are at hand to help.   Weddings are all about that extra touch! Victoria Walker of Linda Abrahams &…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Features-Leeds

Creative Thinking

On a budget? Avoid unnecessary costs and add a personal touch with JLife's DIY inspiration for wedding planning.   Making Life Easier When it comes to the organisation of weddings, the costs can swiftly pile up - so cut corners…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Features-Leeds

The Time is Now

JLife delves into the latest in the Oakwood Clock restoration, as well as the area's wealth of offerings.   Following successful fundraising efforts across the community, work has finally started on the restoration of the Oakwood Clock, one of Leeds'…
J Life
February 2, 2015
Features-Leeds

A Valentine’s Feast

Be it new-found love or rekindled affirmation, Leeds' wealth of dining opportunities make the perfect romantic gesture.   Angelica This Valentine's Day, rather than once again resorting to a half-hearted bouquet of flowers, guarantee that your loved one feels on…
J Life
February 2, 2015