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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
Leeds Community News

Happy Birthday Bert!

Donisthorpe Hall marks a milestone birthday for resident Bert Miller with a special lockdown afternoon tea. Staff members at Leeds-based residential and nursing care home, Donisthorpe Hall pulled out all the stops for a special celebration to mark the 100th…
J Life
November 30, 2020
Leeds Community News

Share Jewellers Steps Up Support of Homeless.

Share Jewellers co-founders David and Richard Share have pledged their continued support to local homeless charity, Homeless Street Angels. Becky Joyce, who co-founded the organisation with her twin sister Shelley, said: “We have known the Share brothers quite a while…
J Life
November 30, 2020
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The Lowe Down

The long summer spent stuck indoors, staring at the same four walls has inspired us to rethink them. Beth Lowe, Managing Director of M Interior Design, shares practical ways to help you fall in love with your home all over…
J Life
October 1, 2020
Leeds Community News

Back in the Swing

Leeds golfers took to the fairways for the annual Caring for Children Am-Am Golf Day to raise £20,000 for LJWB. “What a fantastic day, put us down for next year’s event” was the seal of approval from many of the…
J Life
September 29, 2020
Leeds Community News

Breaking New Ground

Building work gets underway on the historic Leeds Jewish Housing Association development in Moortown. Building work is gathering pace on a £12 million Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) project, the largest affordable homes scheme since its foundation in 1953. Jayne…
J Life
September 29, 2020
Leeds Community News

The Height of Summer

This summer, LJWB adapted its school holiday programme to meet a vital support need for the community. With COVID-19 restrictions leading to a reduction in Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s (LJWB) regular TimeOut Summerscheme service, this year it prioritised children with…
J Life
September 29, 2020
Leeds Community News

Euro Vision

Brodetsky benefits from emergency European COVID funding to see the school through uncertain times ahead. Brodetsky Primary School is one of 13 educational institutions across Europe to benefit from an international emergency fund established to help them survive the effects…
J Life
September 29, 2020