Three Big Days For The Leeds Jewish Community

Dear friends,

We look forward to seeing you at the following key community events:

Venues, booking and registration with Makor: info@makor.co.uk; 0113-2680899

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  1. Yom Hasho’a – Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day, set on the date of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising – April 24, 7.30pm

With Chazan Albi Chait and the UHC choir, the Zone’s film about Holocaust denial, the HSFA, and with community members and dignitaries, we focus on bravery and heroism, and say loud and clear “Never again”.

  1. Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror – April 30, 7.30pm

Based on experiences and stories from people in our own community, and telling a true story from the Yom Kippur war, we focus on how Yom Hazikaron affect all of us, in Israel and in Britain. With Shira Colombick, our Shinshinit Daria, and your friends in Leeds sharing their personal stories.

 

  1. Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s 69th Independence Day! – May 2, doors for kids/youth fun and food open at 6.30pm, show starts at 7.30pm

Plenty of activities for youth lead by our community’s Zionist youth movements; clowns and jugglers;  fun photo booth and Israeli Falafel dinner!

Amazing Israeli band; message from the Israeli Embassy; the Brodetsky choir; Daria’s Brodetsky dance group; and loads of laughs with our host.

 

Poignant, Powerful Israeli Drama this March

KNOCK KNOCK

Following a successful two week run in London, KNOCK KNOCK arrives to Leeds on 16th March as part of the JFest International Season.

Niv Petel’s stunning solo show draws back the thick curtain of politics in the Middle East to celebrate the life, laughter, joy and love of a mother and her only son, in a place where every child is duty bound to become a soldier and every parent has an army uniform in the attic.

This accomplished young actor skillfully metamorphosises into the role of a mother in Israel working as a liaison officer for the Israeli army, supporting families who’ve lost their sons to the wars.

She is naturally chatty and  excitable when around her son.  She has a friend and neighbour, but her closest relationship is with her son. She spoils him and treats him with outrageous affection, giggling at his jokes and trying to remain in his good favour. Yet the spectre of the military looms large – all boys must serve when they are of age – and it is in her desperate attempts to prevent him from entering a combat unit where conflict emerges.

As her son grows up, the little family’s happiness is increasingly disrupted by an imposing future – in a society where a knock at the door can only mean one thing.

KNOCK KNOCK is inspired by real events and tells a story about parenthood, friendship, love and sacrifice.

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DON’T MISS ‘BETTE MIDLER AND ME’ SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER

Following rave reviews, celebrated West End Star, Sue Kelvin, stars in a thrilling show about how Bette Midler’s music inspired and influenced her throughout her career. Expect to hear massive hits, lively banter and a roller coaster ride of a musical!
Advance discounted tickets £12.50 from Makor Box Office: 0113 2680899/info@makor.co.uk or £14 on the door.

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