Welcome Back to the MAZCC

We are absolutely delighted to be offering a refreshed timetable bringing in some new activities as well as seeing the return of some old favourites. You will be pleased to know that our Wellbeing afternoons are coming back as well as table tennis and some informal art sessions … and we are very excited!

We have decided to remain cautious to assure a very safe environment for our guests and staff, so while no booking will be required to join our classes we will be limiting the number of attendees to the various classes.  In order to guarantee you have a space in our classes please make sure to book in advance, otherwise it is “first come first serve” until we reach the class capacity.

We also encourage our guests to continue washing their hands when arriving at the MAZCC and to use a face mask while moving around the centre. We are sure that we will have your support in keeping the MAZCC a safe space even if the official guidelines may not be as strict.  

Payment for activities should be paid, whenever possible, in advance (call reception), or If you pay by cash, please have the exact money ready to further reduce physical contact.

Lunch for Less and the café are open every weekday on a first come, first served ‘drop-in’ basis – there is no need to book in advance. The Restaurant is open on a Thursday evening and McQue’s are also offering a new Sunday Brunch to eat in or takeaway.

We cannot wait to see you all back at the MAZCC very soon. Please see the full new Timetable here:

For any further queries please call Reception on 0113 2684211.



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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