Welcome Back to the MAZCC

We are so excited to be opening our doors to you again on Wednesday 19 May with a refreshed timetable of activities, café and Lunch for Less.  All activity sessions are bookable only via Vicky Procter on Reception on 0113 2684211.  Lunch for Less and the café are open on a first come first served drop-in basis – there is no need to book in advance.  The Restaurant will be opening on a Thursday evening from 20 May and the McQue’s will be also be offering a new Sunday Brunch to eat in or takeaway from Sunday 30 May.  Payment for activities must be paid, whenever possible, in advance when booking either via card or stamps. Activity Stamps are £2.50.  If you can only pay by cash please have the exact money ready. 

If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID 19, fever, constant cough, sore throat or loss of taste and smell, please do not come to the MAZCC.   You will still be asked to abide by the current COVID 19 hand hygiene standards and follow the social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering unless exempt.

Please be assured that all LJWB staff and volunteers are undergoing regular testing. 

We are so looking forward to seeing you!

For any further queries please call Reception on 0113 2684211.

Please visit our website for further information and updates



Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) and Donisthorpe Hall (DH) are delighted that support from the Marcia and Andrew Brown Charitable Trust has supported the relocation of 16 LJWB’s residents with learning disabilities to a refurbished, purpose built, new home, in the vacant ‘Woodlands’ building, on the site of Donisthorpe Hall. 

‘Our residents are very excited by the move to Woodlands’, said LJWB’s CEO, Liz Bradbury,’ The needs of people with Learning Disabilities entering residential care are significantly higher than when the previous homes in Cranmer Bank were built.  This  is the perfect opportunity to re- envisage communal living and future proof provision for the Jewish community in Leeds on an established site.  The residents have been involved in the decoration of their new home which will provide additional indoor and outdoor space  – all which is accessible for wheelchairs as well as improved  facilities and joint working between our two organisations.’

‘The current premises in Cranmer Bank are out- dated, tired and are no longer viable as a home for life for our current residents,  and as DH has spare capacity, it is the perfect solution to consolidate our community resources and align the two facilities,’ said Chairman of LJWB, Russell Manning.  ‘This venture marks the start of LJWB and DH working in partnership to ensure long term provision of care for the Jewish Community in Leeds’ .

Donisthorpe Hall Chairman, Robert Ross, added, ‘We are delighted to be working closely with LJWB and welcoming the LJWB Learning Disability residents into  ‘Woodlands’ on the site of DH .   This partnership will benefit both DH and LJWB in reducing costs and improving efficiencies.  Although ‘Woodlands’ and DH will be separately registered with CQC and run independently there will be many benefits from co-existing,  sharing resources and expertise’ .

 “We hope that our support not only provides first class accommodation for the 16 special residents with learning disabilities, but that it also brings both Donisthorpe and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board closer together in unifying service provision for the Jewish community in Leeds. We are proud and privileged to be involved with two wonderful organisations who deliver so much to those who need it most”, said Marcia and Andrew Brown.

Residents of Woodlands view work on their new home alongside staff & contractors.


Leeds Jewish Welfare Board brought Purim into the homes of the Community with 200 brightly coloured Purim Packs filled with delicious sweet treats including traditional Hamantaschen.
The Hamantaschen was kindly baked for LJWB by a handful of dedicated teens, along with members of the Kollel. A team of LJWB’s volunteers will deliver the gifts across the Community.


What a beautiful initiative and such lovely prints!  

We are very humbled and grateful to receive your support.

Available from the Community Centre when it re-opens.

“Clifford Barnett was one of the the North of England’s most eminent architects. He was also an accomplished artist. His son Jeremy has along with Headrow Gallery produced a set of limited edition prints featuring some of his drawings. All come mounted & framed. They are available for purchase from the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, or online at ALL profits are going to The Leeds Jewish Welfare Board”

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