Shemira – A Short Film by Adam Wells

LJWB are screening the short film – ‘SHEMIRA’ on Monday 18th June, 2.30pm

SHEMIRA is a short film – approx. 20 minutes which be followed by Q&A with the director Adam Wells (originally from Leeds)
All welcome – Free of Charge!
Contact Hagit – 0113 218 5846 /

The story:
Myer – a survivor of humanity’s greatest crime – spends one final night alongside his beloved, Leah. After more than six decades since Leah became his wife, death has separated them.
We are the invisible witness to their intimate, private farewell from one another – an outpouring of Myer’s memories, from the seemingly insignificant and incidental, to the life-changing and entirely unexpected.
The story takes place across one night during the ritual of Shemira, the essential Jewish tradition of guarding a body from death to burial.


There will also be a showing at 7.30pm  – please book through Eventbrite –

High Holiday Cafe open on Shavuot

High Holidays’ café is open on Shavuot

Monday 21st May 8am-2pm

All welcome to pop in for a catch up with friends

Hot drinks and refreshments will be available (self-service)

From all of us at LJWB – Happy Shavuot!


#Address Your Stress- Mental Health Awareness Week, 14th-20th May

LJWB will be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 14th-20th May #addressthestress

This year the national mental health awareness campaign talks about stress, asking the question, ‘Stress: are we coping?. It will seek to highlight the impact stress has on us all, and the connection between stress and our health – both mental and physical.

On Thursday 17th May we will be holding a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops:

10-10.30am Stress

10.30-11am Depressiom

11-11.30am Anxiety

11.30-12noon Stress

12-12.30pm Depression

12.30-1pm Anxiety

Free of Charge & all welcome. Please contact Rachel or Paul to register your interest – 0113 268 4211

If you need someone to talk to, pop in to see us at the MAZCC ….. Our door is always open for you

Memories & Music….

….. Celebrating Ability Not Disability

Learning Disability Awareness Week 2017

Join our afternoon of music and song as we celebrate LD week on Thursday 6th July, 2.30-4.30pm

Featuring a music quiz and afternoon tea and more

See poster below for details


Shavuot Cafe

Our High Holiday Café is open @ the MAZCC on Shavuot

Wed 31st  May 8am-2pm

Thurs 1st June 8am -2pm

All welcome to pop in for a catch up with friends.  Hot drinks and refreshments will be available (self-service)

From all of us at LJWB – Happy Shavuot!

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid – Short Course

Would you like to find out more about Mental Health & how you might be able to help someone in need?

Join us for an introductory 3 hour mental health awareness course

26th September 1pm-4pm

All welcome, Aged 18+, £50 + VAT

Contact Paul Townend – 0113 218 5851 / for booking and further information.

Shavuot Arts & Crafts for Toddlers


Tuesday 23rd May 10:00 – 12:00

Join us for sticking, decorating, and messy play, along with cheesecake making… and eating of course!

Please email or call 0113 2185893 by 19th May so we know who would like cheesecake (and any allergies)!

The Toddler Group opening times for Shavuot:

Monday 29th May – closed

Tuesday 30th May – open

Wednesday 31st May – closed

Thursday 1st June – closed

Friday 2nd June – open

Volunteer Awards

It’s the volunteering awards and thank you celebration on June 9th at 1pm and you are all invited! We would love to see you. Please let us know if you can attend.

Also, if you would like to nominate one of our lovely LJWB volunteers please contact us.

Melanie Tillman – / 0113 218 5893


Baby Massage Course

Baby massage is back ….join our next course starting on Friday 26th May, 12.30pm for 5 weeks

£25 for full course

Learn how to massage your baby with a fully certified instructor

Suitable for babies from 1 month to crawling

To register contact Sarah – 0113 218 5849 /

See flyer for further details : baby massage may 2017