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AM-AM Golf Day Fundraiser Returns

On 2nd September, the 30th Annual AM-AM Caring for Children Golf Day will take place at Moor Allerton Golf Club to raise money for charity. The AM-AM Golf Day Committee, led by David Share, has been working hard to organise…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Leeds Community News

Hot Shots

Pharm-Assist founders Ashley and Nikki Cohen have helped set up two vaccination centres and inoculated 7,900 people and counting. Within just a few short weeks, north Leeds community couple Ashley and Nikki Cohen of Pharm-Assist set up two COVID vaccination…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Leeds Community News

You’ve Got a Chaverim in Me

In response to the pandemic, Etz Chaim synagogue has created a new buddy system to build a pioneering network of support within its membership. The key lesson that the Etz Chaim leadership learned from the pandemic was the importance of…
J Life
July 28, 2021
Leeds Community News

A Class of its Own

North Leeds is set to become a centre for faith education across the region, as the Leeds Jewish Representative Council establishes The Northern School of Jewish Studies. The Leeds Jewish Representative Council’s (LJRC) ongoing work with global humanitarian organisation, the…
J Life
June 20, 2021
Leeds Community News

The Champ Comes Knocking

Dortech steps into the ring with local boxer Josh Warrington to raise money for children’s cancer charity Candlelighters with a knockout new door. Yorkshire glazing specialist Dortech, has announced it will be supporting Candlelighters through the sale of a new…
J Life
May 31, 2021
Leeds Community News

A New Dawn

A double helping of fundraising from The Lodge of Dawn has provided the community with vital PPE and a new 4G football pitch. The Lodge of Dawn, one the two predominantly Jewish freemasons lodges in Leeds, has secured a brace…
J Life
May 31, 2021
Leeds Community News

36 Little Hours

The Leeds community springs into action to help WIZOUK raise £750,000 for vulnerable Israelis. WIZOUK launched an urgent 36-hour online fundraising campaign, Spring into Action, aiming to raise £750,000 to meet the steep rise in demand for its services during…
J Life
May 31, 2021
Leeds Community News

Lessons from Lockdown

The past year has taught us many things about our community – our values, our resilience and our ability to make a difference. As a recent Leeds Jewish Representative Council survey revealed how local organisations valiantly stepped up to the…
J Life
May 31, 2021
Leeds Community News

Art and Soul

One artistic Brodetsky Primary School pupil brightened up a dark lockdown period with her award-winning design dressing the windows of Gourmet Foods. At the end of a tough year, Gourmet Foods decided to brighten up a somewhat muted Chanukah with…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Leeds Community News

Out of the Woods

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s residents with learning disabilities have a new home on the site of Donisthorpe Hall, marking the start of a great partnership. Generous backing from the Marcia and Andrew Brown Charitable Trust has supported the relocation of…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Leeds Community News

For the Future

Mark Grandfield, chief executive of Leeds Jewish Housing Association, shares his plans for a welcome new tranche of affordable community housing. No matter what commercial sector you operate in, every organisation needs to be clear on what is most important…
J Life
March 29, 2021
Leeds Community News

Taking the Plunge

In an extract from his latest book, Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues, head Reform Judaism, Rabbi Tony Bayfield, explores the Passover story. The origins of Pesach lie, according to anthropologists, in the nomadic springtime celebration of the birth…
J Life
March 25, 2021
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Childhood Cancer Day.

Children’s Cancer Charity draws attention to cause on International Childhood Cancer Day. Monday 15th February is International Childhood Cancer Day, a day when people all around the world come together to observe and recognise the impacts of childhood cancer. In…
J Life
February 15, 2021
Leeds Community News

Not By The Book.

This year’s Jewish Book Week will be the most accessible yet, with its first fully online festival featuring Oscar-winners, internationally acclaimed writers and France’s most-famous female Rabbi.   Now in its 69th year, Jewish Book Week will be streamed live…
J Life
February 1, 2021
Leeds Community News

Raising the Bar.

Much-loved community stalwart Barbara Cline has been honoured with an MBE in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to the community. L to R: Barbara Cline with Lady Valerie Solti at a Yorkshire Cancer Research fundraiser. A familiar face…
J Life
February 1, 2021
Leeds Community News

Feeding the Five Thousand.

North Leeds’ favourite Jewish foodie, Ira Silverman scoops an award nomination for selflessly feeding frontline hospital staff during lockdown. Ira Silverman, owner of popular Moortown fress spot Ira B’s has been put forward for the Yorkshire Evening Post Big Thank…
J Life
November 30, 2020
Leeds Community News

Virtual Vision

 Swarthmore Education Centre celebrates after receiving £50k from The National Lottery to fund its Swarthmore Connected project. Local education centre, Swarthmore, is today celebrating after being awarded almost £50,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with ‘yet to…
J Life
November 30, 2020