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November 19, 2009
Topics ranging from looted art to the Jews of Jamaica attracted over 300 people to the ninth Leeds Limmud, held on Sunday at Weetwood Hall.
Leeds MPs John Battle and Fabian Hamilton were among the 60 presenters, Mr Hamilton discussing the Middle East situation, Mr Battle focusing on community cohesion. There was also a minibus tour of historical Jewish Leeds.
There were workshops on Israeli dancing by Julia Kay, mosaics by Sharon Welsh and Jewish genealogy by Frances Harris. Mitzvah Day was marked by a blood donor drive.
By hayden cohen, November 19, 2009
Funding problems have forced the closure of Leeds Jewish Initiative, which provided social and educational activities for the 18-to-35s.
However, LJI co-ordinator Natalie Goldstone hopes the measure will only be temporary. “We are short of funding and as a result are having to take a bit of time out.” Mrs Goldstone, 29, who will be returning to her previous career as a graphic designer, was helped by a team of 10 volunteers.
By Hayden Cohen, November 5, 2009
Jerusalem teacher Gilad Amit is Leeds’ new community emissary.
Mr Amit, 33, aims to encourage “a stronger bond to Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity through charity work, teaching Hebrew and Israeli-themed events.”
Leeds Jewish Cultural and Resource Centre project manager Helen Frais said he had made an immediate impression. “Gilad has already met lots of people from the community. He’s here to help people find out more about Israel and opportunities to get there, including aliyah and ulpan. He is a very open and friendly guy.”
October 29, 2009
Leeds Labour MP John Battle told the annual meeting of overseas development charity Tzedek that its values were inspirational and a lesson to the wider community.
Tzedek was “light years ahead” of other organisations in not only supporting projects in West Africa and India, but educating UK Jews about development issues. “Development is the route to peace,” he declared.
The 50 Tzedek supporters at the north London meeting were also shown a video of former World Bank president Sir James Wolfensohn in conversation with the Chief Rabbi at a recent fundraiser for the charity.