January 7, 2010
Jeremy Dunford faced his first major decision as head of Leeds’ Brodetsky Jewish Primary just two days into the job when heavy snow forced the school’s closure on Tuesday.
“It was a difficult decision and an interesting way to start my time at Brodetsky,” said Mr Dunford, 42. “We attempted to stay open but very few pupils came in and all but one of the senior members of staff were unable to get in.
“Plans have been adjusted now to allow for easier management of the site and routes into school which should allow it to stay open in future when there is snowfall.”
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By Hayden Cohen, December 17, 2009
Sixteen Leeds teenagers have been speed dating: not to find romance, but to find out how to run the community.
The Leeds Leaders Group met representatives from 21 local organisations. And to make it engaging each teenager spoke to a community leader for 2.5 minutes. The event was held at the MAZZ Centre and organised by Zone chief executive Raina Sheaf. ‘’The evening gave future leaders much to think about,” she said.
Participant Joe Sheaf, 16, said: “I now know a lot more about how the community works.”
Leeds Leaders is funded by the Sparks Clore Development Fund.
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December 10, 2009
Emma Rickman, Charlotte Leigh, Elana Wall and Georgina Bye were among more than 1,000 students who attended Booze 4 Jews at Leeds’s Mission night club last week where hundreds of free hotdogs were handed out to revellers.
And for the first time, an organised group of students from Glasgow and Durham JSocs attended.
Hayden Krasner, president of the Northern Region Jewish Student Committee, said: “I’m really pleased to see the northern students being able to enjoy the experience of a successful large JSoc event.”
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.