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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
Interviews-Leeds

Carving Out a Niche

Celebrated Chapeltown animator and printmaker, Janis Goodman talks capturing the wild side of Leeds’ urban landscape. “It’s a dark, mysterious art anticipating what people will like. The best thing you can do is please yourself in the hope that will…
J Life
April 1, 2020
Interviews-Leeds

On The Side of The Angels

Fresh from taking part in the Purim celebrations at Sinai shul, JLife catches up with Becky Joyce, co-founder of Homeless Street Angels. For the last six years, Becky Joyce, along with sister Shelley, have been feeding and clothing the homeless…
J Life
April 1, 2020
Interviews-Leeds

Lenagev!

JLife speaks to Alwoodley’s own Jonathan Phillips, co-founder of Leeds-born houmous bar Humpit, to find out how a father-son team took a little slice of Israel and turned it into the UK’s largest vegan chain. Lenagev Hebrew (v.) to wipe…
J Life
April 1, 2020