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Etz Chaim Synagogue and Gourmet Foods is seeking a Marketing & Communications Executive to join their team 

This is a brand new role and an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, proactive individual to develop and activate a marketing and communication plan for both the Etz Chaim community and Gourmet Foods whilst maximizing not-only the ‘cross-selling’ opportunity, but also acknowledging a much wider potential audience to grow and contribute to the success of these two organisations.

Etz Chaim Synagogue is a charity and Gourmet Foods is a retail Kosher cooperative of more than 100 years standing. The two organisation have the same membership and work in partnership with each other. Part of our shared aims is to expand our audiences and optimise cross marketing opportunities. We are excited to develop our services by creating our first collaborative professional role.

To view the job description please click on the link below.

To apply please submit a C.V. and covering letter via email to:

 Closing date for applications: Friday 26 March 2021


The Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) is working around the clock to adapt their services to meet the community’s needs. They have set up a Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) COVID-19 Helpline for anyone who needs practical or emotional support. If you need support, or know of someone who does, the following helplines are available:

Whilst the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) cannot offer expert medical advice on Coronavirus they can provide support with any concerns and anxieties and direct you to appropriate services.

Their services remain open, including for those who are already in receipt of their support, with staff and volunteers happy to contact those in need every day to offer support over the phone. They are also ramping up their volunteer pool to support those most in need with shopping and urgent deliveries.

In order to look after the wellbeing of the community, the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) is launching its ‘virtual programme’, which includes a series of online exercise, creative and well-being videos for children and adults. If you have an older relative, please help them to access their website: and FB page: Ljwb Leeds so they can receive support whilst they are at home.


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For all Jewish funerals:

When someone Jewish passes away the doctor should either pass the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death to the family or email it direct to Brian Selby ( or Linda Schulman (, the Deputy Registrars for the Leeds Jewish community.

If the Medical Certificate is passed to the family, they can come to Brian or Linda for a Green Form to be issued. Be assured the Social Distancing will be maintained when issued.  Please telephone Brian on 07803730288 or Linda on 07590876416.

If the Doctor emails the Medical Certificate to Brian or Linda, they will issue the Green Form and get it directly to the Funeral Director appointed either by hand or by email.  They may have to telephone a member of the family for information which needs to be on the Green Form.  Brian or Linda will make sure the Medical Certificate will be taken to the Registry Office at Merrion House.

Hopefully with this system in place we will be able to get a Jewish funeral as quickly as possible.

If the death is unexpected and has to be referred to the Coroner then we will look at each case as it comes.

Please bear with them as there will be some teething problems but they will try their best.

JEWISH LEEDS ONLINE (Programme of daily, regular, activities for everyone)

We have created an exciting programme to take The Zone Youth Centre and Youth Support Services online.

We have set up an emergency phone line and a confidential chat line for young people who are suffering with any anxiety, stress or have any other worries or concerns.

Whilst being kept physically apart, we must ensure young people remain socially connected.

The chatline can be found on and the number is 07936362908.

We have set up a range of interactive activities which our Youth Team are committed to delivering through these unprecedented times. Activities include Zone Ed (Cheder), Quizzes, Discussions, Chill and Chat Drop In, Tournaments, Chag Celebrations and Activities, Jewish ID & Israel Ed, Home Treasure Hunts, Fun Fitness, Arts and Crafts and much more.

We are part of a Community Response Team, helping to support the elderly and isolated as well as families during this time.


We are working in collaboration with LJHA, Brodetsky and LJFS. We have created a new community activity programme for all ages to enjoy who have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone;

Please visit:

The schedule page on the site is password protected. Please email or for login details.

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Street Lane Bakery opening times:

We are delighted to announce that from Friday June 12th the bakery is re-opening.

The bakery hours will be:

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8am – 4pm

Friday: 8am-  2:30pm

Sunday: 7am – 2:30pm

Sadly, the coffee shop will remain closed under government guidelines, however we hope to be open soon.


CST has produced useful guidance to use live streaming services such as Zoom in as safe and secure a manner as possible. Click link

CST has issued the guidance because they know that many organisations and communities are using live streaming as a crucial way of working and keeping in touch during the Covid-19 crisis. CST fully supports and applauds such efforts to maintain communal activities and they regret adding online security considerations to your already complicated situation. A small number of anti-Semitic and other unwanted disruptions have occurred and they expect they may well increase in the coming weeks.

They hope that you find the guidance useful and ask that you please report any disruptions to CST be they anti-Semitic, criminal, or nuisance. Their 24/7 security response (0800 032 3263) remains fully operational, as do many of CST’s other functions.

Finally, may we take this opportunity to wish you, your organisations, members and wider communities all strength and friendship during these very difficult times.


  • General Enquiries: Leeds Jewish Representative Council (LJRC) / 07714 204 664
  • Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB): 0113 268 4211
  • Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) Help Line: 07812 753 575 / 07812 753 676
  • Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA): 0113 320 7777 / Emergency (Residents ONLY): 07776296318
  • Donisthorpe Hall: 0113 268 4248
  • Chevra Kadisha: 0113 237 0159 / Emergency: 07590 876 416
  • BHH Synagogue (aka Street Lane): 0113 269 2181
  • Etz Chaim Synagogue: 0113 266 2214
  • Sinai Synagogue: 0113 266 5256
  • UHC Synagogue: 0113 269 6141
  • Gourmet Kosher Butcher: 0113 268 2726

Cllr Dan Cohen is one of the Councillors for the Alwoodley Ward. He is able to assist with any and all issues with local services, particularly those provided by Leeds City Council.


Tel: 07711 647849


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