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Home and Away

Martin Simmons discusses his time spent stranded in Leeds during the pandemic and how he turned his ordeal into a business opportunity. Being trapped in another country for an indefinite period of time is akin to a nightmare for most…
J Life
August 10, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

Keep the Faith

JLife speaks to Naomi Goldman, the newly appointed education outreach officer at Brodetsky Primary School, to discuss the state of Jewish education and the importance of helping our youth embrace their faith for the benefit of our community. Hi Naomi,…
J Life
August 10, 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
Interviews-Leeds

Ban is Back!

JLife speaks to Ban Kaewkraikhot, owner and head chef of Sukhothai, the home of authentic Thai food in Leeds and Harrogate, to discover how the restaurant has creatively continued to serve the community through lockdown. Ban is Back! Since her…
J Life
June 8, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

The Missing Link

JLife speaks to Mitchell Harris, founder of Linked Health Fitness, to discover how the team are bridging the gap between injury rehabilitation and personal training to help the community stay fit and injury-free. During his time as a strength and…
J Life
June 7, 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
Interviews-Leeds

The Inescapable Truth.

JLife speaks to internationally bestselling author Liz Kessler on her new book, When the World was Ours, inspired by the chance encounter which saved her father from the Nazis. The names of the victims of the Holocaust collected in Auschwitz-Birkenau…
J Life
February 1, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

Get Set, Bake!

13 year-old The Grammar School pupil Zack Cohen chats about his time as a contestant on the latest series of Channel 4’s Junior Bake Off. Laim Charles, Ravneet Gill and Harry Hill. Zack’s baking style may be “chaotic and crazy”,…
J Life
February 1, 2021
Interviews-Leeds

Keep Calm and Cary on

From getting collared by Burton’s MD, to being chauffeured to Old Trafford in Sir Roland Smith’s Rolls, Sir Cary Cooper shares his journey from a working-class Jewish immigrant family to the heights of global academia. 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational…
J Life
November 30, 2020
Interviews-Leeds

Risk it for a Biscuit.

JLife discovers the story of two North Leeds mumpreneurs working marketing jobs by day and baking by night to take their biscuit business from a stall at Oakwood Farmers Market to fulfilling corporate orders for Amazon. Bloom Bakers co-founders Lisa…
J Life
November 30, 2020
Interviews-Leeds

A Lesson in Learning

As the autumn term gets underway, JLife is treated to a whirlwind tour of The Grammar School at Leeds’ new primary phase.   Gabrielle Solti, GSAL vice principal and head of primary school. “There’s been no rest for the wicked!”…
J Life
October 1, 2020
Interviews-Leeds

Support on the Ground

JLife speaks to Mike Lewin, chair of LJOC about how the association preserves Leeds’ Jewish burial sites and the challenges it faced amid a global pandemic. Appointed as chair of the Leeds Jewish Orthodox Cemetery management association (LJOC) in October…
J Life
October 1, 2020