Slump is boon to building

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 28, 2011

The slump in the property development market is enabling a £1 million scheme to revamp Jewish youth facilities in Leeds to begin within months, earlier than organisers anticipated.


On parade to remember the lives that were lost

November 17, 2011

Many communities took part in Remembrance Day services to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

A service in Radlett, conducted by Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett Synagogue, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett and Bushey Reform and Reverend William Hogg of Christ Church, drew a crowd of 800 people, among them teenagers from Radlett United's Tribe Challenge course.


120 want Sheldon to go after clash with Hoffman

November 10, 2011

The Union of Jewish Students has backed its campaigns director Dan Sheldon after more than 120 people signed a petition calling for him to be sacked.

Mr Sheldon clashed with Zionist Federation co-vice-chairman Jonathan Hoffman during a heated debate hosted by Leeds JSoc last week.

The pair had been invited to discuss different approaches to Israel advocacy, but the atmosphere soured after Mr


Lottery windfall helps to preserve Shoah stories

By Jessica Elgot, November 4, 2011

A Leeds group has been awarded almost £150,000 of Lottery funding to train families of Holocaust survivors to pass on their stories.


Tevye completes religious studies

November 4, 2011

In an effort to make their production of Fiddler on the Roof as realistic as possible, members of a Bradford theatrical group visited the Leeds Jewish Heritage Centre for Children.


Choir raises the tempo for Leeds developer

November 4, 2011

The new Leeds community choir is ready to rock.

Sixteen people attended the opening session of Up Tempo, intended both as a social activity and a Jewish answer to popular groups like Rock Choir.


Leeds charity’s royal recognition

By John Fisher, October 27, 2011

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board has been honoured in the Duke of York’s Community Initiative awards.

LJWB trustee Andrew Lewis received the award from the Duke at a Harrogate ceremony recognising Yorkshire organisations that have changed the lives of their communities.


Leeds Jewish Community Pride awards announced

October 27, 2011

Twenty-seven Leeds community members have been shortlisted for the third annual local Jewish Community Pride awards.

Initiated by Leeds Jewish Welfare Board in 2009, the awards invite nominations from all strands of community life, recognising those who have made a significant impact over the past 12 months.


Ex Leeds United director jailed

By Jessica Elgot, October 27, 2011

Property millionaire Simon Morris has been jailed for 18 months for threatening his former business partner by sending his 21-stone bodyguard into the former partner's home.

Former Leeds United FC director Morris sent his bodyguard Jonathan Ashworth to threaten Hedley Manton over a disputed £100,000 loan. Both parties are members of the Leeds Jewish community.


Luxury Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Harewood

By ADFL, October 19, 2011
Friday 27 January
11:00am - 29 January 2012, 5:00pm