Liz is making us laugh for LJWB

Our very own CEO, Liz Bradbury is  attempting for one night only to be a stand-up comedian to raise money for LJWB!  Liz thought it would be easier than training for a half marathon – but after signing up she found out it was a ten week course and she would have to write my own material arrgh!

Liz got asked to take part in the crazy event by the LJWB  Chairman’s sister – bit hard to say no really!   “To be honest it’s my worst nightmare apart me turning up for work in my nightie!   Five  minutes of stand-up comedy trying to make people laugh!” said Liz

“Can you imagine a  Christian girl from Lancashire infront of an audience of mainly from the Yorkshire Jewish Community – you couldn’t make it up?  Seriously though I’m raising money for LJWB who work so hard to positively change the lives of many people in our community.”

Thank you so much for you support


Safer Communities Fund Success

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board are the proud recipient of over £3,500 from the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioners Safer Communities Fund.

Through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) criminals can have their assets confiscated if there is a genuine suspicion that they were obtained illegally.

Over the last 3 years West Yorkshire Police have confiscated over £31m from criminals.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and West Yorkshire Police receive a percentage of the confiscated money back from the Home Office and use this money to make our communities feel safer and be safer.

Mark and the Chief Constable split the money 50/50. The Chief Constable spends their half of the money on operational policing. Mark gives his half directly back to communities via his Safer Communities Fund

On Thursday 2nd December, following a successful bid to the Safer Communities Fund, representatives of the LJWB were presented with their cheque for £3,572.48. Trustee Michael Sandpearl and Communities Support Services Project Manager Clayton Moore had the honour of accepting the cheque from Mark Burns-Williamson.

The presentation event was held at Upper Batley High School in Batley and was attended by nearly 40 community organisations.

The evening was supported by various speakers from community organisations, giving presentations about the fantastic work they are doing and how they will be spending their share of the Safer Communities Fund.

Here at the LJWB, we are going to spend our grant by providing information and one-to-one sessions to at least sixty vulnerable service users. They will benefit from crime awareness and security advice covering crimes including personal and home safety, hate crime and abuse. The project will help prevent crime and provide security solutions through educating and building awareness locally. Look out for more information coming out in the new year on how you can get involved in these sessions.

Contact Clayton Moore – 0113 203 4917 /

Photo: Far Right – Michael Sandpearl & Clayton Moore

Support All Round for Moorcare


Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s support service Moorcare offers an integrated, comprehensive care programme to the community. It has a team that consists of home care assistants, respite care workers, companion sitters, and domestic cleaners who operate seven days a week. It also deals with cases of dementia and those with physical disability and sensory impairment.

Chris Tanner, from London, has recently joined the service as manager. With eight years home care experience his aim is to take Moorcare forward and develop further services.

“What really attracted me to Moorcare was not only its outstanding reputation in offering excellent home care services, but the fact that it is a not-for-profit organisation where we can really put the quality of care first, as well as investing in our staff and improving on the services already in place.”

Since his arrival in Leeds some weeks ago he has been pleased with the welcome he has received. “It’s a nice environment and a lovely place to work, as well as the knowledge of belonging to an all inclusive organisation. There are many projects and schemes that overlap with what we do, such as phone-in helpline services, outreach programmes and the dementia cafe, and if we can tap in to the resources already set in place by LJWB, that in turn supports us.”

Chris sees potential in offering more support to the network, such as transport services and developing an end-of-life care programme, particularly focussing on input from local faith leaders. He hopes to introduce further training reviews, and weekly meetings for Moorcare staff.

Currently Moorcare has 200 clients with a catchment area currently in north Leeds, but Chris is looking to expand that to other cities. He also wants to raise awareness and to promote the kind of work Moorcare is involved in, pointing out the invaluable work it does to support clients’ families.

“Staff is our main asset so I want to ensure that the staff themselves are helped and supported as much as they help Moorcare clients.”

It is a real testament to the organisation that some of the staff has been with the organisation for decades, and he maintains that is impressive. The staff are regularly going on refresher courses and training is always updated.

“The care staff we have at Moorcare are certainly some of the best I’ve ever worked with — dedicated and passionate — and we try to invest in them as much as we can. That investment in staff pays dividends because we offer a very personal service and that’s based on trust and engagement.”

Gabby Fisher, a care worker with Moorcare for eight years, finds the work rewarding and satisfying. “I absolutely love my job. Everyday is different and because one sees the clients on a day-to-day basis one tends to build up an important rapport.”

Gabby is local so she’s familiar with her clients’ families and reminisces a lot about them. “In many ways I feel some of the people I visit are like my extended family and that connection is important.”

Chris said: “My primary concern is ensuring that both clients and staff are well looked after and at the end of the day if that has been achieved then I’m happy.”

He added: “I feel very fortunate to have inherited the workforce that I have. I can tell you all about my future plans, but none of that would happen without our wonderful care staff.”

Words by John Fisher

Wellbeing Chanukah Party

Our Wellbeing Afternoon Chanukah Party will take place on Monday 19th December 2-4pm
With musical entertainment from Kathy Ryan
Only £3 including refreshments
Places are limited so don’t miss out – Call Sharon 0113 2185857
We look forward to seeing you

Chanukah Party Wellbeing 2016 flyer

‘Adult Wellbeing Drop-In’ Service

All welcome at LJWB’s new ‘Adult Wellbeing Drop-In’ Service

What: Informal one – to – one chat

Who for: Open to all – existing service users & anyone needing practical advice & emotional support

When:  Every Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm

Where: @ the MAZCC

Cost: Free Of Charge

No appointment needed, just pop in and see us

For further details: please contact Janine Field on 0113 203 4917/

Celebration & Review of the Year

LJWB would be delighted for you to join their ‘Celebration & Review of the Year’

Tuesday 20th December, 5-7pm @ the MAZCC

Learn about what we have done in the past year and what our plans are for the forthcoming year.

All welcome

Refreshments & entertainment

Please RSVP – Vicky Procter 0113 268 4211 / Eventbrite –

Celebration & Review

Film Club

Our popular Film Club will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday       23/11/2016 4.15pm prompt

Monday            28/11/2016 1.15pm prompt

Wednesday       07/12/2016 4.15pm prompt

Monday            12/12/2016 1.15pm prompt

Wednesday       21/12/2016 4.15pm prompt

Monday            09/01/2016 1.15pm prompt


Contact Gabi for further details on 0113 268 4211

Meals on Wheels Service

Did you know ?…….. LJWB deliver high quality, freshly made, Kosher meals directly to your doorstep

 Choose from a varied menu of soup, main courses and desserts

 Stock up your freezer

Only £7.85 for 3 courses

All meals are frozen and delivered weekly (one off or regular order)

Available to everyone

Contact Andrea McQue for further details 0113 218 5833 /

Under supervision of the Leeds Beth Din

Meals on Wheels flier

thewellfairshop is supporting Children in Need….On Thursday 17th November there will be various fundraising activities taking place at thewellfairshop, Moortown including a raffle and cake sale. Pop in and see us and help LJWB support Children in Need!

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.