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Spring into Action

Local 13 year-old Olympic trampoline hopeful Eitan Aibi needs your help to jump-start his sporting dream. The Zone member and Leeds Jewish Free School (LJFS) pupil Eitan Aibi started trampolining at just nine years old. In 2015, his best friend…
J Life
November 26, 2019
Leeds Community News

Setting the Bar

Barbara Cline has been honoured by her colleagues for forty years of service to Leeds Jewish Welfare Board. Barbara Cline, a familiar face to many in the community, celebrated four decades of working for Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) this…
J Life
November 26, 2019
Leeds Community News

Alwoodley Park and Ride Given Green Light

Leeds City Council is finalising proposals for a new £14 million park and ride facility in Alwoodley following a year of public consultation. Amendments from the spring 2019 consultation have been enacted ahead of an October planning application submission. Outlined…
J Life
October 22, 2019
Leeds Community News

The Northern Antiques Fair Returns

The Northern Antiques Fair returns to the Harrogate Convention Centre from 3rd to 6th October, to showcase art, antiques and design from over 40 of the UK’s top dealers. Dating back to 1951, the event is Harrogate’s longest standing art…
J Life
October 4, 2019
Leeds Community News

Donisthorpe Ladies Strike A Chord

Donisthorpe Ladies Fundraising Committee hit the high notes with a fantastic evening of fundraising. After weeks of negative publicity surrounding a legionella problem at Donisthorpe Hall which had been and gone by the time the story reached the press, the…
J Life
October 2, 2019
Leeds Community News

FRESS! To Your Heart’s Delight!

Get ready for FRESS!, the new Jewish food and lifestyle expo taking place at Etz Chaim Synagogue on 27th October. The whole community is invited to immerse themselves in a multi-faceted experience of tasting, entertainment, wellbeing and food culture. The…
J Life
October 2, 2019
Leeds Community News

Leeds’ Jewish Medical Archives

Helen Frais, former Makor cultural director discusses her mission to unearth the stories of Leeds’ medical heroes and establish the Jewish Medical Archive. “He’ll be the doctor and she’ll be the dentist!” This is what Jewish mothers of old said…
J Life
October 2, 2019
Leeds Community News

Farewell but Not Goodbye

Amir Ben Hur reflects on his year as the Leeds UJIA Community Shaliach, as he prepares to return to Israel. One year ago, when I decided to embark on this (what some would call) crazy journey, I genuinely did not…
J Life
August 1, 2019
Leeds Community News

All Together Now

Over £2,000 was raised at a Maccabi football gala involving youngsters from across the north of the UK. Leeds Maccabi FC hosted a football gala which included 36 teams from across Leeds, Manchester Maccabi, South Manchester and Glasgow. 300 children…
J Life
July 31, 2019
Leeds Community News

Long Lost Family

A family is reunited as Leeds cousins finally find their cousin in Australia. Cousins Richard Winston and Paul Dolgin were stunned to hear from a long lost first cousin in Australia, thanks to the power of online genealogy searches. Michael…
J Life
July 31, 2019