JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND – LEEDS BRANCH

ENQUIRIES TO: Nigel Grizzard

This very active Society is concerned with the promotion of every aspect of Jewish history. It is involved in the preservation and dissemination of Archival material. It hosts regular monthly talks by local and national experts in Jewish culture, artistic and social history at the UHC Synagogue in Shadwell Lane. We participate in occasional visits to significant Jewish sites and organisations. All those interested in learning more about our unique cultural heritage are welcome.


JEWISH LABOUR MOVEMENT (INCORPORATING POALE ZION)

CHAIRMAN: Leonard Fineberg

GENERAL SECRETARY: Norma Fineberg

MEMBERSHIP TREASURER: Mr. A. Harris

AIMS & ACTIVITIES: Affiliated to the British Labour Party, It is an integral part of the British Zionist Movement. To support efforts of the Israel Labour Party. To create Cultural Education and to promote Public Relations on behalf of Israel. Holds regular discussions with Members of Parliament, Trades Unions and other prominent people to encourage support of Zionism and Jewish affairs generally.


JNF UK

JNF UK logo portrait

Registered Charity No. 225910

For over a century JNF UK has played a vital role in building the land of Israel. In our early years we bought land, planted trees, drained swamps and built the infrastructure of a functioning state.

Today JNF UK has adapted its mission to meet the challenges facing the State of Israel in the 21st Century. Today most of our work takes place in the Negev, the vast desert region in Israel’s south.

JNF UK is working to advance all aspects of life in Israel’s underdeveloped south. From improving education and welfare to boosting employment and healthcare, JNF UK aims to draw new life to the Negev and better the lives of those who call the region home.

Please find out more by visiting www.jnf.co.uk

or contact info@jnf.co.uk


JEWISH WOMEN’S AID

Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA) is a unique charity for Jewish women and their children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.

One woman in four will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. It affects all women, regardless of age, education, class, lifestyle or religion; the Jewish community is no different from any other.

That means that every year, thousands of Jewish women will face violence against themselves and their children from within their own home. And there is just one organisation in the UK dealing specifically with the needs of abused Jewish women. That organisation is Jewish Women’s Aid.

Domestic violence can be physical, psychological, financial or emotional abuse from a partner, husband or former partner.


LEEDS JEWISH EDUCATION AUTHORITY – Founded 1881

NEW, REVITALISED TALMUD TORAH In conjunction with THE ZONE and based at the Brodestsky Campus

• G.C.S.E in Religious Studies and Classical Hebrew
• Zone Ed classes for young children in conjunction with The Zone
• Barmitzvah classes
• Bat Chayil course in partnership with LJFS
• Sponsored Limmudei Kodesh course at LJFS
• Weekday and Sunday classes
• Post Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes
• Family Education

PLEASE SUPPORT THE TALMUD TORAH
THE FUTURE OF ORTHODOX JEWISH EDUCATION

For further information and times of classes please contact Rabbi J Kleiman


LEEDS JEWISH FREE SCHOOL

EXECUTIVE HEAD TEACHER: Jeremy Dunford

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Councillor Dan Cohen

LJFS’s vision is to offer secondary school provision in Leeds for children aged 11 to 18 (school years 7 to 13), that ensures high academic standards, a strong moral ethic, a joy of learning, high aspirations and an expectation to contribute to the local community. This is underpinned by a strong Jewish ethos and based in the National Curriculum.


LEEDS JEWISH HOUSING ASSOCIATION LTD

CHAIRMAN: Kate Pearlman-Shaw

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Lee Bloomfield

AIMS: To provide affordable accommodation for people in housing need. The Association owns and manages over 450 properties on the Queenshill Estate, at High Moor Close, Bentcliffe Court, Green Park, Primley Park View, Cranmer Estate, Harrogate Road and Shadwell Lane. The properties comprise houses, maisonettes and flats for rent; shared ownership flats; sheltered schemes for the elderly; a range of supported housing; for people with a learning disability; studio flats for young single people and for people with mental health problems. The Association has been successful in obtaining funding to develop a variety of new schemes designed to meet the community’s changing needs.


LEEDS JEWISH WELFARE BOARD

CHAIRMAN: Russell Manning

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Elizabeth Bradbury

A company limited by guarantee. Charity Reg. No. 1041257

AIMS: To deliver a wide range of care and support services to children and adults of all ages. Services include Moorcare which provides a fully regulated homecare service, support for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to live in the community, and also residential care services for adults with learning disabilities. At the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre we are able to provide a wide range of day and evening activities for all ages, a fully supervised kosher restaurant and café, conference and event spaces. We also run thewellfairshop at Moortown Corner and our Yorkshire More social enterprise makes highly sought after kosher jams and chutneys.


LEEDS JUDEAN TABLE TENNIS CLUB
(AFFILIATED TO LEEDS JEWISH YOUTH SERVICE)

PRESIDENT: Cyril Villiers MBE

CHAIRMAN: Ivan Lewis

SECRETARY: Doug Fern

‘Our primary aim as a club is to have a great time socially, and this is achieved by an extremely diverse mix of people coming together to do what they love doing most…..playing Table Tennis!!!

Whether a complete novice or an England ranked player, our club welcomes anyone, and if you have aspirations to improve your game, you can do this by either lots of practice at the various practice sessions we hold throughout the week, or through our organised coaching sessions which can teach you from the very basics to advanced level play.

For kids
The emphasis for all kids playing at our club is to enjoy this wonderful game. And at the same time we teach some great life skills too, like working as a team, good manners on and off the table, and how commitment to anything is more important than simply being talented.’ From our experience anyone can reach a very good standard of being able to play Table Tennis if they put the hours in….it really is as simple as that!’


LEEDS KASHRUT AUTHORITY

CHAIRMAN: Steven Frieze

ADMINISTRATOR: Mrs Sandra Richmond

AIMS AND ACTIVITIES: Administration of the financial aspects of kashrut, shechita and gittin under the auspices of the Leeds Beth Din.


LEEDS LlMMUD

CO-CHAIRS: Roma Cohen and Elana Fligg

AIM: Leeds Limmud is a constituent member of the national Limmud organisation. To arrange educational events which further Limmud’s promise, which is: “Come to Limmud, and together we will strengthen our identities, inspire our faith, and invigorate our community. Wherever you find yourself, Limmud will take you one step further along your own Jewish journey.”

ACTIVITIES: The main activity of the Leeds Limmud team is to arrange a one day Limmud conference in Leeds. The day hosts between 45-50 sessions  covering topics within history, Israel, Text/Religion, Community and Arts and Music, all of which have a Jewish theme. The diversity of the presenters and sessions allows a cross-section of the community to enjoy a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. We welcome anyone interested in our aims to join the Leeds Limmud team to develop our activities.


LEEDS MACCABI FC

ENQUIRIES: Donna Pullan

Leeds Maccabi FC continues its growth with 7 junior teams and 3 senior teams, including representation in the Manchester Jewish Soccer League. The club competes from U7 to open age in a variety of leagues and remains an important part of the community with an open inclusion policy. Our ethos is development and improvement; we have FA Charter Standard ensuring good practice in coaching and facilities. We are proud to bear the name of Donisthorpe Hall and PhysCap on our shirts thanks to the generosity of the late Leslie Silver and Martin Port, and are supporting the Zone @ Brodetsky relocation project where our junior teams will play. Our regular events include an awards day, a gentlemen’s dinner, and we ensure we keep our links with Judaism with our annual Shabbat.