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A nEW fundrais­ing group, formed to raise money for Leeds Jewish Wel­fare Board, made in ex­cess of £1,000 at its first event, writes John Fisher. The group, call­ing it­self Young Wel­fare Board, at­tracted 50 chil­dren and their par­ents to its spon­sored “one mile tod­dle”. lJWB fundrais­ing man­ager Meirav sas­son said: “I hope it will en­cour­age other fam­i­lies, who of­ten find it dif­fi­cult to find time to vol­un­teer, to be­come in­volved in fundrais­ing.” For more de­tails con­tact Vic­to­ria san­dler on 0113 218 5893.

FunDrAIsEr rEGInA Wald­man was praised for rais­ing money in the present fi­nan­cial cri­sis by speak­ers at a gala din­ner. The event, in aid of the kadima school for chil­dren with spe­cial needs in ne­tanya, yielded £15,000. The 120 guests at the Mar­jorie and Arnold Ziff Com­mu­nity Cen­tre heard les­lie sil­ver, a past chair­man of leeds united, con­grat­u­lated Mrs Wald­man. yomi Ja­cobs of Bri­tish Friends of kadima also praised Mrs Wald­man. “To raise such a sum dur­ing the present cli­mate was phe­nom­e­nal,” he said. ( See pic­ture.)

THIrTy onE chil­dren of bar- and bat­mitz­vah age at­tended a “Goin’ Back to your roots” event. This was the first of three ses­sions be­ing run by Leeds Jewish Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil as part of its “Wel­come to the com­mu­nity” project. The youngsters, from across the com­mu­nity, heard robert Bart­field ex­plain how Jews es­cap­ing czarist rus­sia ended up in leeds and Michael lee de­scribed what it was like to grow up in chapel­town. The event, held at the Mar­jorie and Arnold Ziff cen­tre, was or­gan­ised by com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment worker neil clarke.

A nEW lunch and learn pro­gramme is to be held in the city­cen­tre offices of Brooke north. or­gan­iser rabbi Eli pink, the di­rec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion for leeds lubav­itch, ex­plained: “study op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple who work in the city are lim­ited. I am ex­cited to be able to of­fer peo­ple a chance to re­lax dur­ing their work­ing day and learn at the same time.” For more de­tails, con­tact rabbi Eli pink at ed­u­ca­tion@ju­daism­ or Harold rose on 07813 330 970.

A lEEDs syn­a­gogue that was founded in 1874 has en­tered the 21st cen­tury with the launch of a web­site. The Beth

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