Rebranding for Leeds Rep council

By John Fisher, July 1, 2013

New Leeds Jewish Representative Council president Simon Jackson has told his first meeting of his plans to refresh the council’s image.

Addressing delegates at the Maz Centre, he illustrated his rebranding ideas with a 50-slide presentation.


Less is more for Leeds theatre festival

By John Fisher, June 10, 2013

With a shorter title and a reduced programme, performing arts festival JFest kicked off in Leeds at the weekend with a bill of acts from as far afield as New York and Toronto.


Building to Leeds high

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2013

Building work on the £3.5 million Leeds Jewish Free School premises has begun after government funding and planning permission were signed off.


Out for a walk in Leeds - back in 24 hours

By John Fisher, May 13, 2013

Eighteen supporters of Leeds care home Donisthorpe Hall braved blisters and sleep deprivation to complete a 24-hour walk through the Yorkshire countryside, raising over £30,000.


Feeling blue but harmonious in Leeds

By John Fisher, April 22, 2013

Hopes for friendly ties between the Leeds Jewish and Muslim communities were expressed on Sunday at the unveiling of a Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque commemorating the establishment of the Ort Technical Engineering School.


In my old grandpa’s name…

By David Robson, April 17, 2013

I can't really claim to have known my paternal grandfather Max Rabinovitch.


Welfare pioneer is mourned

By John Fisher, April 1, 2013

Tributes have been paid to Sheila Saunders — “a gem of the Leeds community” — who died last week aged 67.
Ms Saunders was a long-serving chief executive of Leeds Jewish Welfare Board and Leeds Jewish Housing Association.


All change in Leeds

By John Fisher, March 25, 2013

Lawyer Simon Jackson is to be the new president of Leeds Jewish Representative Council, replacing Hilton Lorie who ended his three year tenure at the organisation’s AGM at Leeds Civic Hall on Sunday.


It's all strictly for charity

By John Fisher, March 25, 2013

A sea of frills, sequins, hair extensions and false eyelashes splashed over the Leeds Dancing Strictly competition on Sunday — burning the floor and sizzling with energy to raise money for local charities.


Leeds has its art in the right place

By John Fisher, March 11, 2013

A major exhibition of rare Leeds Jewish artwork was held over the weekend as part of the community’s 150th anniversary celebrations.