By Ruth Leslie, December 9, 2009
A funding initiative has been launched in Leeds to restore two community services.
A voluntary levy of £3 per month is to be added to each householders’ synagogue fees to fund a post at Leeds Jewish Initiative, which provided social and educational activities for the 18-to-35s, until its closure last month. The extra funding will also pay for a community development officer, left vacant when Neil Clarke left in September.
By Hayden Cohen, December 9, 2009
A Holocaust survivor who has addressed schools across the country about his experiences was among the winners of Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s annual pride awards, which attracted over 4,000 votes from the local community.
Arek Hersh, an MBE for his services to Holocaust education, said he could barely find words to express his feelings on receiving a special achievement award. “I travel to Poland, taking groups to Auschwitz every year, sometimes twice a year. I go round to schools, universities and various other organisations giving talks.”
United Hebrew Congregation
151 Shadwell Lane, Leeds, LS17 8DW, 0113 269 4772
Shomrei Hadas Congregation
368 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 6QB, 0113 268 1461
Roman Avenue Street lane, Leeds, LS8 2AN, 0113 266 5256
Etz Chaim Synagogue
411 Harrogate Road , Leeds, LS17 7DP, 0113 266 2214
Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue
399 Street Lane, Leeds, LS17 6HQ, 0113 269 2181
2 High Moor Grove, Leeds, LS176 6DY, 0113 293 3634