Manchester Jewish Museum

April: Orphaned Land
JewishCulture Club



Manchester Jewish Museum Learning Studio



Are you interested in exploring contemporary Jewish Culture? Do you like to share and discuss ideas? Do you want to meet new people and discover new things?

Jewish Culture Club is a group for anyone who wants to explore contemporary forms of Jewish Culture – this could be books, TV, film, fashion, music, art, theatre and much more! The group is open for anyone aged 18 and over, whether you identify as Jewish or are just curious to discover new things.

We meet each month to talk about a specific piece of work, this could be a book, a music album, a TV show or film. It’s a great chance to discuss ideas with new people, explore your own identity  and discover new experiences of Jewish stories and culture. Our group is hosted by Eliora Goodman, Demi Franks and our own Gemma Meeks and Gareth Redston.

This April we’ll be testing our eardrums with Israeli heavy metal band Orphaned Land. They combine heavy metal with Israeli Jewish, Mizrahi and other West Asian influences. Despite their heavy metal sound their lyrics promote messages of peace and unity. Their long awaited 2018 concept album ‘Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs’ has political activism at its heart.

We’ll be talking through the album, through the band and the role that music (particularly alternative music) can have in making a change.

What you need to know

Our Jewish Culture Club is FREE and open to EVERYONE, whether you identify as Jewish or are just curious to discover new things.

We’ll provide the refreshments, just bring yourself and an open mind! To book a place or to find out more please email

Image: album cover of Orphaned Land’s 2018 album ‘Unknown prophets and dead Messiahs’

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