NEW – Taekwondo Classe

A new Taekwondo class will take place at the MAZCC in November. Taekwondo is an olympic sport that does not rely on strength, but is based on co-ordination, balance and fast reaction. Taekwondo can help with discipline, self confidence and self control.

Free trail class available.

Contact Master Ali – / 07944 988 806



NEW Dance Fit Classes

New dance fit classes starting on 1st November, 6.30-7.15pm

Continuing every Wednesday

Get fit and have fun at the same time

Easy to follow steps, suitable for everyone

For more details and price contact – Diane Daniels – 07788 931760


Yorkshire More is delighted to be able to make their very first donation of profits to two local mental health charities – Leeds Mind and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) Mental Health Services.  The donations are being made on 10th October to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

Leeds Mind will use the cash to help fund their mental health services in Leeds – including Befriending, Peer Support, Counselling and Key working. LJWB will spend their contribution on further development of mental health services for men through their local men’s group and a wide range of support services on offer to the local community.

Yorkshire More is a social enterprise making jams and chutneys in support of mental health.  The enterprise is run entirely by volunteers, many of whom have been affected by mental health problems and all profits are donated to mental health charities.

All our volunteers have benefited from their involvement with us. Key successes include boosting the self-esteem, self-confidence and feeling of self-worth for our volunteers. In one case this has led the individual back in to work after being long term unemployed.  We also have a number of foreign individuals whose English has improved as a result of their involvement leading to improved social inclusion. We also help individuals who are carers of partners with mental health problems – their participation gives them an outlet to manage their own wellbeing.


Liz Bradbury (CEO at LJWB) “We are delighted with how far Yorkshire More has come in such a short time from when it began here at LJWB as a service user and staff joint initiative. Yorkshire More’s jams and chutneys are truly helping many people who deal with mental health issues or have a member of their family who does. The funds donated by Yorkshire More will now be helping us to support many more people, and especially men who generally access fewer mental health support services in the UK and locally. The icing on the cake is that Yorkshire More products are both delicious and of a high standard. We look forward to many more years of joint working with this remarkable enterprise.”
Linda Casper, (Director at Yorkshire More) “I am so proud of what has been achieved by Yorkshire More and it’s all down to our fantastic volunteers – the jam-making is therapeutic for many of our volunteers and so to be able to also donate profits to mental health charities, to support others in need, is doubly rewarding.  We are always looking for more volunteers so drop us a line if you might be interested.”
Becca Batchelor, (Leeds Mind) “We enjoyed visiting Yorkshire More, meeting the volunteers and seeing the jam-making in action. Leeds Mind are grateful for Yorkshire More’s support and fantastic fundraising efforts. The money raised will help fund our range of services for people in the Leeds area experiencing mental health difficulties.”

Photos of Yorkshire More with donation recipients Leeds Mind and LJWB Mental Health Team are attached. (L – R: Liz Bradbury (LJWB CEO), Yorkshire More Volunteers – Charlotte Land, Judith Black, Sarah Gould, Phylis Philips, Hilary Curwen, Nicola Smaje-Rosenbloom, Alex Serr, Becca Batchelor (Leeds Mind)

Pop Up Gift Fair

Join us for an afternoon of stylish shopping – gorgeous gifts, crafts & entertainment for your children whilst you shop. There will be children’s themed sports events (at 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm) followed by an entertainer…… and all for a good cause. Whats not to like?

Sunday 27th November, 1-4pm, £5 adult entry

Photography sessions will be available, £10. Booking essential.

Please contact us on 0113 218 5848 to book your children into the actitities and for the photography sessions.

We look forward to seeing you there

Sponsored by Hamptons Jewellers

Vote for LJWB – Community Allotment Project

LJWB have been nominated for the Aviva Community Awards for a grant towards our Community Allotment project in the ‘environment’ category for up to £25k.

Now we need your help….

The next stage of the process is getting as many votes as possible before the 18th November. Everyone has 10 votes each (per email address so please use all 10) and needs to follow the link below, register with Aviva, complete an activation email and search for our project under ‘Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’.

Thank you for your support. We will let you know how we get on.

LJWB Priviledged to host Mindful Employer Event

LJWB was priviledged to host a Mindful Employer Event last week @ the MAZCC. The theme for Mindful Employer Network Event focused on Workplace Wellbeing: Sharing Good Practice and featured a collection of local Employer Speakers, Lived Experience Stories and Networking Activities.

Event host and Mindful Employer Charter Signatory, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, partnered up to share their journey of good practice as part of Leeds Business Week.

LJWB’s Head of HR talked through the different wellbeing strategies they have adopted in the workplace and how they engage with staff since becoming a Mindful Employer, whose aim is to support mental wellbeing at work.

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board also works closely with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and shared a selection of case studies and highlighted the  importance of training.

The Programme included –  an update from Mindful Employer Leeds, Top Tips on Wellbeing Policies from Irwin Mitchell and a new mental health resource, Mindwell.

TeamActiv led an interactive networking activity for this event that brought external business visitors and LJWB together to share knowledge of wellbeing in the work place.

Fundraising Newsletter 2016

Thank you for your support. The newsletter below shows that once again YOU have made a real difference. At LJWB we are acutely aware of the sacrifices you have made so that we can create better lives for people in our community.

With heartfelt thanks to our donors. If it wasn’t for you none of this would have been possible.


Gale Welfare Bridge Tournament

The 8th Annual Gale Welfare Bridge Tournament will take place on

Sunday 27th November, 7pm @ the MAZCC

£15 pp including tea & cakes

Tickets – contact Melvyn Cohen – 07932 164 654 /

Service User Forum

Adult Wellbeing services at LJWB are inviting you to give your feedback about the services you receive

On Friday October 28th, 11am – 12.30pm at the MAZCC

Please join us and let us know what you like, dislike, what’s worked in the past and what you would like for the future.

Please contact Janine Field or Debby Williams for more information and to confirm your attendance on 0113 2034917 or or

We look forward to seeing you there

Service user forum

Drama Workshop Half Term Fun

Looking for something for you KS2 children to do during half term? Why not book them onto our all singing, all dancing, all acting day of fun @ The Zone? Limited places available.
Please contact Gabi Amar for more information – 0113 2185846 /