June 10, 2010
Kosher bread will be baked once again in Leeds from July.
Operating under Leeds Beth Din supervision, Gelman's will supply kosher outlets.
Co-owner Moira Gelman believes "a Jewish community isn't a community without a bakery. We aim to provide fresh bread and cakes on a daily basis." She plans to add cheesecakes and other dairy items later in the year.
Leeds Jewish Representative Council president Hilton Lorie hoped the community would support the venture. The Chalutz bakery and shop closed two months ago, with the owners citing "an irreversible downturn in trade".