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Life is a Cabaret

Ilya Levinson (third from right) and Phil Bohlman (third from left) with (L to R) Frank Caruso, jazz pianist and accordionist, Julia Bentley, a contemporary concert music singer , Stewart Figa, a cantor and singer of Yiddish song, Iordanka Kissiova,…
J Life
June 1, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

Back to Nature

Kit Peel, director of NiddFest, the festival that combines literature with nature, talks to JLife’s Laura Sefton about appealing to everyone and getting a Poet Laureate to help out. The idea came to the couple a few years ago as…
J Life
June 1, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

Ciao Bella!

Alex Ziff, founder of new dating app, Ciao Date and grandson of Marjorie and Arnold Ziff, spoke to JLife’s Laura Sefton about what makes an entrepreneur and how Yorkshire will always be home. Did you have a lightbulb moment that…
J Life
June 1, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

In Safe Hands

Mr Stephen Bush (pictured centre), consultant in Emergency Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, spoke to JLife’s Laura Sefton about the significance of teamwork and why Leeds is best city in the country. Can you tell us about your…
J Life
June 1, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

Lucky Number Seven

Penny Sanders, programme director at Seven Arts, chats to JLife’s Laura Sefton about swapping career paths, what makes Chapel Allerton special, and why she thinks poetry beats comedy every time. Why is Chapel Allerton an important part of Leeds for…
J Life
April 4, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

A Piece of Cake

JLife’s Laura Sefton chats to Lisa Gair, the cake creator behind The Yummy Yank, about working hard and staying true to her roots. Having moved to the UK from Maryland 19 years ago, Lisa Gair has spent most of the…
J Life
April 4, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

She’s in Fashion

Emily Hughes, brand and event manager for Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, talks to JLife’s Evangeline Spachis about the rise of vintage fashion and her own style. Founded by Judy Berger in 2005, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair has been held at…
J Life
April 4, 2016
Interviews-Leeds

A Good Bake

Sales Director of Rakusen’s, Sarah Hemingway, spoke to Evangeline Spachis about the food production company’s enduring Jewish legacy and its future. Leeds-based food production company, Rakusen’s had a change of ownership recently, however the new team has vowed to keep…
J Life
April 4, 2016
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Play By Ear

Manchester-born radio dramatist, playwright and actor, Vanessa Rosenthal continues to have an illustrious career, which began in the late 1960s. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis spoke to Vanessa about her work, life and upcoming projects.   You’ve had a long and varied…
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February 2, 2016
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Wax Lyrical

Described as “your passport for saner living”, Ruby Wax’s upcoming show at The Lowry accompanies her best-selling book ‘A Mindfulness Guide to the Frazzled’. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis chats to the much-loved comedian and writer.   Just before I spoke to…
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February 2, 2016
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Learning Curve

So we've heard about the Leeds Kollel, but what's it all about? Elliot Landy met with the very amiable American, Rabbi Ahron Kramer, to find out more.   A Kollel is an institute for advanced Torah studies for married men,…
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February 2, 2016
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Treading the Boards

JLife’s Sarah Nelson speaks to Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress Sara Kestelman about her lengthy career and role in the brand new musical, The Girls, written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow.   How did your start in acting come about?…
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December 4, 2015
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Comedy Gold

JLife’s Sarah Nelson chats to LA-based comedian Avi Liberman about his inspiration and stand-up tours ahead of his JFest International performance in Leeds.   Avi Liberman’s quirky style has made him a favourite in comedy clubs from LA to New…
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December 4, 2015
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At Home with… Caprice

Entrepreneur and model Caprice Bourret chats to JLife’s Kirsty Plowman about her new home range, tell-all autobiography and embracing Jewish values in motherhood.   This autumn By Caprice is launching its debut home range ‘By Caprice Home’. The collections –…
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September 30, 2015
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Living the Dream

Leeds-born Amy Harvey chats to JLife’s Sarah Nelson about making the move to LA in pursuit of her acting ambitions.   Sun, sea, and sand: the terms are the first that come to mind when any thoughts of the LA…
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September 30, 2015
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Affordable Office Equipment

Barry Vale, managing director of Leeds-based Ridings Reprographics Ltd, discusses the company’s successful growth over 32 years.   How was Ridings Reprographics Ltd established? Ridings was set up in 1983 operating from its first premises on Woodsley Road off Burley…
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September 30, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

Making a Mark

JLife’s Sarah Nelson speaks to the new Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman, about her political background and being the first Jewish female to take up the post.   When did you officially begin your work as the Lord…
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July 28, 2015
Interviews-Leeds

The Heart of the Matter

JLife’s Sarah Nelson speaks to Leeds-born Stephen Mack about his entrepreneurial background and new natural heart health product, Perfect Vascular Natural.   What’s Perfect Vascular Natural and how did your involvement with it come about? Perfect Vascular Natural is a…
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July 28, 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…
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June 1, 2015
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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,…
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June 1, 2015