Leeds

The jump starter

March 31, 2011

The height-fearing headmaster of Leeds' Jewish primary is to plunge 300 feet in order to raise money for his school's library.

Jeremy Dunford, who heads Brodetsky Primary in Alwoodley, is attempting to raise £5,000 for a state-of-the-art digital book logging system for the school. It includes an online database of activities linked to each book which pupils can access at home.

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Leeds woos leaders

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 31, 2011

A fashion photographer, print advertising executive and a barber could be the next leaders of Leeds' Jewish community.

They are just three of the diverse group of people joining UJIA's 10 latest recruits to its lay leadership course which started on Sunday.

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How to get down and Get Digital

March 31, 2011

Elderly members of Leeds' Jewish community have been showing they are tech-savvy and know their iPad from their iPod after a Government-funded technology training course.

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It's strictly for charity as Leeds holds dancing day

By Jessica Elgot, March 25, 2011

In tutus, glitter and spandex, 44 Leeds community members took to the floor on Sunday for a charity Strictly Come Dancing-style contest.

The 24 group dancers and 10 couples were cheered on by a total of more than 1,000 fans at sell-out matinee and evening shows at Leeds Grammar School, tickets for the night having been snapped up in minutes.

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Out to punch for northern youth

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 25, 2011

A white collar boxing night in Leeds packed a financial punch with £42,000 raised for youth facilities at the Zone centre and Manchester Maccabi. The Leeds v Manchester showdown at Leeds United's Elland Road ground ended in a 4-1 victory for the hosts' Jewish boxers. However, the visiting fighters did not lack backing, with 150 people among the 500 crowd having travelled across the Pennines.

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Leeds answers cash call

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2011

A major fundraising effort for a £1.5 million youth hub for the Leeds Jewish community is off to a good start with more than one-third of the money pledged.

Around £600,000 has already been promised by community donors only two weeks after the fundraising committee launched a community-wide appeal to relocate The Zone youth club.

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KD pupil in BBC documentary

By Robyn Rosen, March 18, 2011

A Muslim and Jewish pupil are travelling to Auschwitz together for a BBC documentary.

Danielle Coupland, a 17-year-old King David Manchester pupil, is flying to Poland today for a tour of the death camp site, along with Umar Zahoor, also 17, from Bradford.

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Just the job for Leeds

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2011

Job-hunting in Leeds may be about to get easier as dozens of businesses have responded to an employment initiative being set up by the Jewish community.

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Leeds loves Limmud experience

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 11, 2011

Leeds Limmud attracted a record 400 crowd on Sunday for a roster of speakers including MPs Denis MacShane and Louise Ellman and Jeremy Stowe-Lindner, head of London cross-communal secondary school JCoSS.

The turnout - double the total for the last local Limmud - included people from Newcastle and Manchester.

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Advocacy expert puts Israel's case to students

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 11, 2011

Israeli advocacy expert David Orlesker was on a whistle-stop speaking tour in the north of England.

Originally from Leeds, Mr Orlesker runs the Jerusalem Centre for Communication and Advocacy Training and is recognised as one of the foremost experts in educating students to tackle anti-Israel campaigns.

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