Shana Tova

Happy New Year


International Older People’s Day

Celebrate the ‘International Day of Older People’ with LJWB on 6th October, at the MAZCC . Join us for Chairobics, 10.30-11.30am  and a tea dance, 2-4pm with entertainment from Trevor Woodhead.

Tea & cakes will be served in the afternoon.
Admission £3 – tickets can be bought in the cash office at the MAZCC or contact Sharon / Sara on  0113 268 4211.

Holiday Closing Times

We are approaching the Jewish holidays and have different opening & closing times on some days. Please take a look at the timetable below.

New Year closures 2016

On 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th October the cafe area will be open 10.30am-1pm. You are welcome to pop in for a catch up with friends. There will be an urn, with tea, coffee & biscuits so please help yourself. For any further information before the holiday period call 0113 268 4211.


Tea & Talk

We will be supporting World Mental Health Day with ‘Tea & Talk’  on Thursday 13th October 8.30-5pm. Pop in for a cuppa, our staff will be on hand to chat to you & there will be information on our mental health & well being services. For further details contact Janine Field on 0113 268 4211.

PAY DAY 2016

Our annual New Year Appeal ‘PAY DAY’  will take place on Thursday 13th October 2016. Pop in & redeem your New Year Appeal pledge.
You can call into the Community Centre any time between 8am and 8pm where we will take your payment, or call us on 0113 218 5848.
Alternatively you can pay online.
Donate Now

Further Information

We will also be recognising World Mental Health Day on this day – join us for ‘Tea & Talk’ (8.30am-5pm)  – staff will be on hand to chat to you & there will be information on on our mental health & well being services.

We look forward to welcoming you

If you cant make PAY DAY on 13th we will be available on Sunday 16th October, 10am-1pm for you to pop into the MAZCC and redeem your pledge (face to face only – there will be no-one on the phone)

Giving Dementia a Voice

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board has launched The Living Project, a new initiative for people with dementia and their carers, with two performances of a rehearsed stage play reading of Don’t Leave Me Now, written by Leeds dramatist Brian Daniels.

The play, directed by Jeni Draper, was inspired by the diaries of Professor Rachael Dixey who nursed her long-term partner Irene through early onset dementia and wrote about her experiences. Rachael asked Brian to read her journal to see if he thought there was a possibility of bringing the story to life on stage. Brian said: “She wrote so beautifully about the impact on her and her career, family and friends, I was gripped by the rawness and read the whole journal in one day.”

The play raises many questions including how could someone who had been so vital and vibrant be reduced to an almost vegetative state by this cruel illness, Where does love end and duty begin — or does it?

“I wanted to explore these questions. If not to find answers, then to at least give the carer a voice,” said Brian.

We Need You

Do you have a marketing background or any PR/marketing experience? Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to support your community? If the answer is YES please get in touch – we have exciting opportunities for volunteers to support our team. We would love to hear from you. Contact for more information.


New Year cards & gifts now on sale

Don’t Forget …. LJWB’s beautifully designed New Year cards are on sale every weekday at the MAZCC, 12-2pm. Cards are only 35p each or £3 for 10 with all proceeds supporting LJWB. You can also purchase your New Year Gifts from us at the same time. Yorkshire More, our social enterprise which gives employment and volunteering opportunities to people in the local community with mental health and learning difficulties, have produced 3 delicious chutneys and jams for Yom Tov in a beautiful jute gift bag.

Cards are also on sale at thewellfairshop, Moortown & Headrow Galleries on Harrogate Road

Happy New Year

Shana Tova from LJWB

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‘The Living Project’, for people with dementia, will be launched with a ground-breaking play

LJWB invites the community to the launch of  ‘The Living Project’, for people with dementia
A unique opportunity to watch a ground-breaking play on Tuesday 13th September @ the MAZCC

2 showings – 2pm & 6pm, with refreshments first,  followed by Q&A session

Free of charge
All welcome

Please reply asap to Maggie Wardle: 0113 218 5844 / if you would like to attend

See invitation below for further details

Dementia Play