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Interviews-Manchester

Advocate for Israel

JLife spoke to Jacalyn Sank Da Costa, director of fundraising for the UJIA about her crucial role at the organisation and her biggest inspiration, her family. Jacalyn Sank Da Costa has a very important job. As director of fundraising, she…
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January 2, 2019
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Giving Bury a Voice

Graham Bolton, chair of Bury Choral Society speaks to JLife about his mission to keep the great northern tradition of choral singing alive.   Hi Graham, so tell us about yourself! This is the last of my three years as…
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December 21, 2018
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Hey Joe!

Local Jewish artist Joe Gellert puts down his paintbrushes for a catch up with JLife, discussing his work, artistic process and finding the balance between preserving realism and the aesthetic of composition. Joe Gellert is a former private practice architect…
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December 21, 2018
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Top Flight

JLife speaks to Oranit Beit Halachmi, EL AL’s managing director for Central Europe about EL AL’s new flight connections to Israel and the state’s increased links with the north.   It’s great news about the new EL AL flights to/…
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December 21, 2018
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Flying the Flag

JLife talks to the Manchester UJIA’s newest shaliach, Sahar Sazgar about his hopes for bringing the local Jewish youth community closer to Israel. Israeli-born Sahar Sazgar likes nothing more than to spend his days on the idyllic Tel Aviv coast,…
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October 31, 2018
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I Will Previve

Leanne Kaye, a campaigner for awareness on pre-emptive surgery for those with the BRCA gene mutation which can cause breast and ovarian cancer, speaks to JLife’s Evangeline Spachis about her new book detailing her personal journey. Speaking to Leanne Kaye,…
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October 31, 2018
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A Drive for Life

With calls for more businesses to accept social responsibility, BigChange is leading the way to promote responsible driving by business leaders and employees. “Let’s make the biggest difference we can.” – Martin Port, BigChange Founder and CEO.  Many people drive…
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October 31, 2018
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Families First

JLife speaks to Neville Goldschneider, chief executive of children’s charity Camp Simcha about its efforts to alleviate the blight of serious illness on families across the UK.  Created in 1995 by Meir Placey and his wife Rachely, Camp Simcha began…
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August 29, 2018
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A Helping Hand

Jessica Davy in Whitefield celebrated the end of her studies by helping Manchester’s homeless residents. JLife’s Elaine Bermitz finds out more. Jessica Davy doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet. She works hard and has just gained a first…
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August 29, 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 The Lowry in August. JLife’s Evangeline Spachis chatted to her about the role, plus her life-affirming trip to Jerusalem… As a…
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August 28, 2018
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Eureka Moment

Jackie Loebenberg, co-founder of kosher ready meal company Eureka Cove tells JLife about the business’ vision for the future. Jackie Loebenberg is currently based in London but has her eyes trained firmly north as she tells JLife about expanding the…
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July 3, 2018
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Backing Black

JLife chats to Councillor Jane Black, the new Mayor of Bury, to find out how life has changed since being sworn in as the borough’s First Citizen. From ceremonial gowns to ribbon cutting and official titles, Councillor Jane Black is…
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July 3, 2018
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The Write Time

First time author Jo Fenton spoke to JLife’s Evangeline Spachis ahead of the launch of her first novel, The Brotherhood. Six years (on and off) in the making, Jo Fenton’s debut novel, The Brotherhood is the result of a long-time…
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July 3, 2018
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Team Maccabi GB

Maccabi GB is seeking community athletes in Manchester to take part in the 15th European Maccabi Games. JLife spoke to Joel Nathan, the general team manager ahead of a recruitment drive for the 2019 competition in Budapest. Hi Joel! How…
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May 1, 2018
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Writer’s Room

JLife caught up with playwright Diane Samuels ahead of Kindertransport’s return to the stage at Manchester’s Opera House. To mark the 80th anniversary, when mainly Jewish children were transported from homes across Europe and relocated to the UK before the…
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May 1, 2018
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Hit for Six

Alex Reuben, owner of the Contemporary Six art gallery in Manchester tells JLife's Evangeline all about his flourishing independent enterprise and his latest artist showcase, Northern Lights. From L.S. Lowry to Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett to Morrissey, northern life has…
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February 27, 2018
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Cooking Up a Storm

JLife’s Holly Thackeray caught up with professional photographer Rick Pushinsky, to find out all about Just Not Kosher, the family recipe project causing a stir. If you’ve flicked through a newspaper recently, you’re almost certain to have caught a glimpse…
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January 2, 2018