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Bieber Fever

Ahead of his visit to the UKIB North East breakfast meeting, chief executive of UK Israel Business, Hugo Bieber chats to JLife about Leeds’ potential opportunities with Israel. “I’ll be explaining the Israeli ecosystem and the changes over recent years…
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November 28, 2018
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A Life in Music

The Leeds Jewish community’s new Shaliach, Amir Ben Hur, arrives in the city fresh from IDF service and with a passion for music he’d love to share. JLife finds out more… Hi Amir! Welcome to Leeds! How are you finding…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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From Russia with Love

Ahead of his BBC documentary charting the story of the Jews who left Russia for Leeds, local filmmaker Simon Glass talks to JLife about the immigrants that helped make the city what it is today. Born and raised in Moortown,…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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Oh Yes She Did!

JLife speaks to Emma Gordon, co-founder of Next Generation Arts to discuss the growth of her performing arts organisation from modest beginnings keeping the local Chanukah pantomime tradition alive, to providing a creative cross-communal outlet for young people across North…
J Life
November 28, 2018
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Stronger Together

Susie Gordon, executive director of the Leeds Jewish Representative Council speaks about the changing role of the organisation and finding her place in bringing the Leeds Jewish community together to create a brighter, more collaborative future. The Leeds Jewish Representative…
J Life
October 4, 2018
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Easy Being Grön

JLife welcomes new vegan eatery, Grön Kafe to Oakwood, bringing an exciting menu of healthy and tasty food and beverages to the trendy suburb, and chats to GM Ste Thomas and lead barista Aleksander Szafranski. Head into Leeds city centre…
J Life
October 3, 2018
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Service with a Smile

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s Community Support Services manager, Rachel Maughan speaks about her team’s recent efforts to bring smiles to the faces of Leeds’ forgotten communities. Since 1878, the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) has been making a difference to…
J Life
October 3, 2018
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Illuminating Israel

Leeds Jewish academic Ian Vellins talks to JLife about using literature as a key to unlocking the spirit of a nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel, and Leeds Jewish academic, Ian Vellins feels it…
J Life
October 3, 2018
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Rising Stars

Alex Kragiopoulos, co-founder of North Star, Leeds’ first speciality coffee roaster, speaks to JLife’s James Wilson about his mission to bring quality, sustainable coffee to the North.   Hi Alex, could you tell us a bit about your North Leeds…
J Life
August 1, 2018
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Calendar Date

TV presenter and author Fern Britton has joined the cast of the musical, Calendar Girls, set to arrive at Leeds Grand Theatre in August. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis chatted to her about the role, plus her life-affirming trip to Jerusalem… As…
J Life
August 1, 2018
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Core of the Community

Angie Furminger, volunteer manager at the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB), talks to JLife’s Evangeline Spachis about her work within the organisation.   How did you originally get involved with the LJWB? I became involved with LJWB a year ago.…
J Life
August 1, 2018
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Movie Matinee

Leeds-born director Adam Wells will be bringing his debut short film, Shemira to MAZCC in June. Adam Wells, originally from Alwoodley but now based in London is returning to Leeds for a special private screening of his first ever short…
J Life
May 29, 2018
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Reach for the Sky

Phil Forster, media and communications whizz at Leeds Bradford Airport checks in with JLife’s Evangeline Spachis to explain why LBA is hoping to be ‘Yorkshire’s Airport’. Speaking to Phil Forster, aviation development and corporate affairs manager, it’s clear that there…
J Life
May 29, 2018
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Meet the Big Chief

Mark Grandfield, the new chief executive of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) is in the JLife hot seat. Fast Facts Name: Mark Grandfield Born: Nelson, Lancashire DOB: 27.07.1975 Education: Edge End High School – same school as Liz Bradbury of…
J Life
May 29, 2018
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Care in the Community

JLife chatted to Liz Bradbury, CEO of the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board to celebrate the organisation’s 140th birthday. There has been a real buzz surrounding the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) for the past 12 months. The organisation celebrated its…
J Life
March 27, 2018
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Best Kept Secret

Susy Jagger, executive headteacher of Leeds Jewish Free School and Brodetsky Primary School is the focus of JLife’s latest Community Chat. A year on from officially accepting the role of executive headteacher of the Leeds Jewish Free School (LJFS) and…
J Life
March 27, 2018
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In the Band

Local lad Curtis T Johns, star of Let It Shine and The Band, tells JLife all about his upcoming performance at Leeds Grand Theatre. Talking to JLife from the road, sandwiching in the time to answer questions between shows on…
J Life
March 27, 2018
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Breaking the News

JLife gets to know Charles Harris, a best-selling author, educator and film and TV director, ahead of his forthcoming talk at Milim, the Jewish literary festival. Hi Charles, tell us about your debut novel, The Breaking of Liam Glass. It’s…
J Life
January 30, 2018