Manchester Jewish Museum

January: Jews Don’t Count
JewishCulture Club

When

Where

Manchester Jewish Museum Learning Studio

Fee

Free!

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 January we’ll be talking about David Baddiel’s acclaimed book ‘Jews Don’t Count’ (on sale in our shop!). Comedian and writer David Baddiel describes the book as:

“…a book for people who consider themselves on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.”

Using reasoning, personal experience and of course his trademark sense of humour, Baddiel makes the case that those people who consider themselves on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti-Semitism. He outlines why and how, in a time of heightened awareness of minority representation, Jews aren’t counted and why they should be.

We’ll be exploring his arguments, sharing our thoughts on the book and discussing our own thoughts and responses in a friendly and inclusive way.

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 gemma@manchesterjewishmuseum.com

Image: David Baddiel presents his book Jews Don’t Count

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