J-PRIDE (Leeds Jewish LGBT+ Group)

JPride

J-Pride was established in January 2017 as the only Jewish LGBT+ group in Leeds and the surrounding region.

It hosts a number of social events throughout the year and membership is open to LGBT+ Jews and their partners and spouses.

Recent activities have included a pre-Shavuot cheesecake and bagels brunch, a Soup in the Sukkah evening , a games evening and a bonfire night party.  Future events, including a Matzoh Ramble during Pesach and a canl-barge trip, are already planned.

For further details, please email, with confidentiality assured: jprideleeds@gmailcom


THE JEWISH EDUCATIONAL CENTRE (Leeds Kollel)

Leeds Jewish Education Centre

VISION: BRINGING JUDAISM TO THE MODERN GENERATION

Broaden Jewish knowledge, identity, feeling, and pride by way of formal and informal Jewish Education, working within and independently of the existing communal framework.

The Leeds Community Kollel has two primary missions. One is to provide a high standard Jewish learning programme within the Leeds Jewish community whereby its members engage in Talmudic research and have recently attained smicha.

The second involves the Kollel families, who live in Leeds and engage in work with the community to enhance the cultural experience of Judaism. This includes not only hosting and befriending people in Leeds (some of whom are in very vulnerable situations) but also providing cultural and learning experiences including leading some of the Shabbat UK activities in Leeds, giving bar and bat mitzva/ bat chayil classes, Jewish assemblies, learning sessions, mikva attendants, event coordinators, youth groups, a Holocaust and social action trip and much more. We are working from within the community to make a fantastic community even better and look to a bright future for Jews in Leeds.


JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND – LEEDS BRANCH

ENQUIRIES TO: Malcolm Sender

email: jhsleeds@gmail.com

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.


JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

JNF UK logo portrait

CEO: Yonatan Galon

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.

Contact JWA’s confidential telephone helpline 0808 801 0500 if you would like to join or volunteer, or to arrange for a JWA representative to talk to your group. www.jwa.org.uk


LEEDS JEWISH EDUCATION AUTHORITY – Founded 1881

NEW, REVITALISED TALMUD TORAH In conjunction with THE ZONE and based at the Brodetsky 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: Susy Jagger

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: Mark Grandfield

AIMS: Leeds Jewish Housing Association is a Jewish led, minority ethnic housing association, providing homes primarily for the Jewish Community. We provide continued support for our residents and make them feel safe and secure in their home.

 

LJHA are committed to working in, with and for local communities in North Leeds by providing affordable housing in safe and successful neighbourhoods.  The Association owns and manages 484 properties in Leeds 17 in the Moortown and Alwoodley area.

The properties comprise houses, maisonettes and flats for rent for sale as shared ownership.  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 SCOUTING & GUIDING

Rainbows (ages 5-7 Mondays 6pm-7.10pm):               Sarah Wiggan Tel: 07769 325 215

61st Brownies (ages 7-10 Tuesdays 6pm-7.15pm):     Deborah Selwyn Tel: 07879 556 457

62nd Brownies (ages 7-10 Thursdays 6pm-7.15pm): Rochelle Fielding Tel: 07734 052 101

Guides (ages 10-14 Thursdays 7.30pm-9pm):               Tracy Sapier Tel: 0113 268 3660

 

Beavers (ages 6-8 Wednesdays 6pm-7.15pm):             Susie Gordon Tel: 07714 204 664

Cubs (Ages 8-10 Mondays 7.15pm-8.30pm):                 David Sumroy Tel: 07904 546 216

Scouts (ages 10-14 Thursdays 7.30pm – 8pm):            Darren Taylor Tel: 07710 835 959

Explorers (ages 14-18 for boys and girls every other Wednesday 8pm-9.30pm): Ben Pliener Tel: 07545 953 087

 

GROUP SCOUT LEADER TEAM:

David Benedict                                Tel: 07850 766 101

Anthony Taylor                                Tel: 07552 731 011

Keith Warner                                   Tel: 01937 579 567

 

The Guide/Scout Movements aim to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development. With a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills the Scouting and Guiding groups at the Henry Cohen Campus encourage children to play constructive roles within society. The movement employs the Scout/Guide methods, which incorporate a programme of informal education, with an emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and sports. We welcome everyone including new volunteer leaders.


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.


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.