AJEX (ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH EX-SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN)
CHAIRMAN: Leonard Fineburg
HON. SECRETARY: Leonard Cohen
HON. CHAPLAIN: Rabbi Anthony Gilbert
AIMS: “To combat intolerance, prejudice and discrimination and particularly antisemitism. To assist Jewish Ex-Service personnel and their dependents who are in need. To uphold the freedom and rights of Jews wherever such freedom and rights are assailed.”
BETH DIN (JEWISH ECCLESIASTICAL COURT)
SECRETARY: Mrs Sandra Richmond | Dayan J.J. Refson
REGISTRAR: Rabbi A. Gilbert
ASSOCIATE RABBI: Rabbi S.Kupperman
The Court of the Leeds Beth Din sits every weekday (except Friday) from 10.30am – 12.30pm. At other times the Dayan or the Registrar can be reached on the numbers listed.
The Beth Din provides supervision for all matters of Kashrut and Shechita and is also the Halachic authority in Leeds of all questions of Jewish law and practice including Marriage and Divorce. The Beth Din provides services for Dinei Torah (adjudication in disputes and monetary matters).
BETH HAMIDRASH HAGADOL SYNAGOGUE
PRESIDENT: Mrs Rosalind E. Peters
EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Wendy Tobias
CLERGY: Rabbi Jason Kleiman | Rabbi Mendel Sufrin
AIMS: To maintain and promote the orthodox forms of traditional Judaism, to promote and encourage Youth activities, to provide and support educational, cultural and social activities within the congregation and the community, and to support local and national bodies whose aims are to strengthen Anglo-Jewry.
In furtherance of these aims, facilities have been made available within the synagogue grounds for the Menorah School.
Services are held morning and evening (times from office) and there is a thriving Juniors’ Service which meets every Shabbat and Yom Tov morning at 10.30am and Torah Tots at 10.45am.
J.M.T. Events caters for young Jewish professionals, 21-35 in Leeds by putting on a range of unique events, which have an inclusive sociable and relaxed atmosphere with the aim of strengthening the Jewish identity and their commitment to the Leeds Jewish community.
B’NAI BRITH HILLEL FOUNDATION
CHAIRMAN: Sir Victor Blank
AIMS: To provide cultural support for Jewish students and spaces that will allow for this activity to take place. The aims also include the provision of offices, facilities and support for the Union of Jewish Students of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
B’NAI BRITH LODGE OF LEEDS No – 3346
B’nai Brith is an international organisation dedicated to the service of the Jewish
Community. The Leeds Lodge affords the opportunity for men and women to meet in friendship in order to promote the aims of Benevolence, Brotherly and Sisterly Love and Harmony amongst all Jews, thus acting as a bridge within the community.
All enquiries to either: Shirley Casdan or Dr Michael Cohen
THE BRADFORD SYNAGOGUE
LIFE PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF TRUSTEES Dr Rudi Leavor BEM
TREASURER AND TRUSTEE Suzie Cree
TRUSTEE Richard Stroud
Aim: To ensure the survival of an historical landmark and to expand our community further afield to anyone who would like to be part of it.
Heritage: Founded in 1874 Bradford Reform Synagogue is Yorkshire’s oldest purpose-built synagogue. The first minister was Rabbi Dr Joseph Strauss (later Stroud) MA PhD and three generations later his descendants still live in the area. The synagogue is Grade II* listed.
Future: We are working with partner religious organisation in the area – particularly the Muslim community – to safeguard the building’s future.
BRODETSKY JEWISH PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY
EXECUTIVE HEAD TEACHER: Susy Jagger
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Dr Jason Broch
The school provides a secular and Jewish education for children aged 2 – 11 years. The early years foundation stage department ensures a happy and constructive start to school life. In the main school the continuation of this education gives them the opportunity to learn and grow both academically, with excellent SATS results, and socially within a warm Jewish environment. The school is supported by Brodetsky Voluntary Aided Trust and, through the Hebrew and Jewish Studies department, ensures that the children and their families are enriched and inspired through the religion. Fund-raising continues to be a priority, and the school is supported by a very hard working Parents-Teachers-Association Brodetsky Link, which raises funds for visits, outings, prizes, lucky bags for the Yomim Tovim and much more. All prospective parents are welcome to telephone the school and arrange with the head teacher to visit.
CHAI CANCER CARE
MAIN POINT CONTACT: Johanne Harrison
Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish community’s cancer support organisation, operating from 11 satellite centres across the UK. Chai’s expertise and care for cancer patients, their families and friends can be accessed from our flagship North West London Centre, South London, Essex, Hackney, Southend, Leeds, Liverpool, South Manchester, North West centre in North Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. In addition Chai also provides international support via skype or on the phone.
In Leeds, Chai provides a range of specialised services including counselling, play therapy, physiotherapy and complementary therapies operating out of the Tower Clinic. Chai also provides home visits within and around the Leeds area.
To find our more please visit www.chaicancercare.org
CHAPLAINCY BOARD YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE
CHAIRMAN: Ivan H. Green
AIMS: To help and support Jewish Students in all the regions – Sheffield, Hull, York, Bradford & Leeds.
TREASURER & HON SECRETARY: Mr Phillip Leaman
Services at Donisthorpe Hall, Shadwell Lane, Leeds LS17 6AW
CHEVRA KADISHA – LEEDS JOINT
JOINT CHAIRPERSONS: Rabbi Daniel Levy | Jackie Nathan
GENERAL MANAGER: Linda Schulman
AIMS: Chessed shel Emet (respect and dignity to the deceased). To perform the Mitzvot of Tahara (preparing the deceased for burial), performing Kri’yah, assist with Shmira and sole custodians of the Tahara House at Chapel Allerton Hospital.
N.B. Notification of death should first be made to the bereaved’s own synagogue. Parents experiencing miscarriages or still births should contact their Rabbi or the General Manager. Out of hours the General Manager will always accept telephone calls, excluding Shabbat and Yom Tov, or return messages left on her answer machine. Anyone wishing to volunteer to perform these Mitzvot
should contact the General Manager.
CHEVRA KADISHA – REFORM
CONVENOR: Ivan Herscovitz |Maxine Brown
(LATE) COURT OF HOPE OF ISRAEL 6951 (ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS)
Registered Charity No. 238005
HON SECRETARY: Mr P Westerman
AIMS: To foster the spirit of brotherhood and the relief and maintenance of members during sickness or infirmity.
COMMUNITY SECURITY TRUST (CST)
Registered Charity No. 1042391
- To work at all times for the physical protection and defence of British Jews.
- To promote good relations between British Jews and the rest of British society by working towards the elimination of racism, and antisemitism in particular.
- To represent British Jews on issues of racism, antisemitism, extremism, policing and security.
- To facilitate Jewish life by protecting Jews from the dangers of antisemitism, and antisemitic terrorism in particular.
- To help those who are victims of antisemitic hatred, harassment or bias.
- To promote research into racism, antisemitism and extremism; and to use this research for the benefit of both the Jewish community and society in general.
- To speak responsibly at all times, without exaggeration or political favour, on antisemitism and associated issues.
To find our more, please visit www.cst.org.uk
In an emergency contact the Police on 999, then contact CST:
o Leeds office 0113 237 1980 firstname.lastname@example.org
o Emergency (24-hour) 0800 032 3263