Rep Council’s pride as LGBT group joins

J-PRIDE held a Shabbat service and kiddush brunch at Sinai Synagogue.

The occasion, organised by the Leeds Jewish LGBT group as part of Leeds Pride, was funded by a community grant.

Leeds Jewish Representative Council president Lisa Baker expressed her delight that J-Pride was now officially affiliated to the council, adding that “the collaborative approach of this service clearly enhances the individualities of those in attendance”.

Moortown councillor Sharon Hamilton, on behalf of Leeds City Council, stressed the importance of inter and intra-communal relations.

J-Pride chairman Suzanne Benjamin said: “The large number of guests was indicative of the fabulous support we receive from our wonderful community and its organisations.”

Future events will include a supper evening during Succot and a Chanucah dinner, as well as a bonfire-night party.

* jprideleeds@gmail.com

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