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Leeds branch

The Leeds branch of the Council of Christians and Jews was formed in 1946. It was one of the earliest provincial branches to be created and it is the oldest interfaith organisation in Leeds, whose Jewish population is the third largest in the United Kingdom.

Its principal yearly event is the Annual Public Lecture (APL”), usually held in the Autumn after the Jewish High Holy Days. The function generally takes place in in the presence of the Lord Mayor at the Leeds Civic Hall demonstrating the strong support of the Local Authority for the aims of CCJ.

Recent Speakers at the APL have included Lord Dyson (former Master of the Rolls), Sir Malcolm Rifkind (former Foreign Secretary), and Lord Mann of Holbeck Moor (formerly John Mann MP) the governments Independent Advisor on antisemitism, and Lord Michael Howard.

There are other events throughout the year. Interesting and varied speakers and subjects together with the best attended function, a Concert involving the pupils of three local primary schools. The first Concert after lockdown is to be held in March 2024 and will be in front of a packed appreciative audience, largely consisting of proud parents and grandparents!

Since the onset of the pandemic, most meetings have been held by Zoom which have thus been available to members of CCJ wherever they live in the UK but some are still held in person.

We welcome new members. If you would like to be included on our lists please e-mail:

 Future meetings

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Registration details are on application and can be found in the weekly CCJ newsletters. Sign up to the CCJ newsletter list by clicking here.



If you wish to donate directly to the Leeds branch to support the activities, please click here 


LEEDS BRANCH - Meeting with Alexander Faludy

Posted Feb 23rd, 2024

On 28th May 2024, at 8.00pm on Zoom, freelance journalist Alexander Faludy will give his reflections on Geza Vermes (1924-2013 ). Read more

LEEDS BRANCH EVENT - Annual Public Lecture

Posted Jun 28th, 2023

On Wednesday 20th September at 8.00pm our Annual Public Lecture in person


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LEEDS BRANCH EVENT - The Anthony Conway Memorial Lecture

Posted Jun 27th, 2023

On Wednesday 15th November at 8.00pm on Zoom


A former Executive member of Leeds CCJ, The Reverend Douglas Emmott, now Vocations Adviser Diocese in Europe and living in Kent after a spell in France, will deliver 

The Anthony Conway Memorial Lecture (Anthony was formerly chairman of Leeds CCJ )

"God protect us from such Christians” 

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