Manchester Jewish Museum

July: Jewish Comedy!
JewishCulture Club



Manchester Jewish Museum Cafe



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? Join our Jewish Culture Club!

The tradition of humour in Judaism dates back to the Torah and the Midrash from the ancient Middle East, but what is its impact on today’s world?

This month we will be looking at some famous Jewish comedians and discussing all things comedy. Is there such thing as solely ‘Jewish Humour’? And what is its influence on modern society?

We will also be looking at Jewish women in comedy, as this month the self professed ‘Only Orthodox Jewish woman on the UK comedy circuit’ and co-host of the ‘Jew Talkin’ To Me?’ podcast, Rachel Creeger, brings her show to the Garrick Theatre in Whitefield. Are Orthodox Jewish women new to comedy? Let’s find out!

Come on down to our very own café, grab a drink, have a chat and hopefully a laugh as we discuss Jewish comedy.

The group is open for anyone ages 18 and over, whether you identify as Jewish or are just curious to discover new things. The group meets monthly and it’s a great chance to meet and discuss ideas with new people, explore your own identity and discover new experiences of Jewish stories and culture.

* Please note that although we usually meet on Wednesdays, this month’s meeting will take place on Tuesday, 18 July. *


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

We are always looking for our members to contribute/co-host our workshops. If you’d like to contribute something to the session, please email Demi on:

We’ll provide the refreshments, just bring yourself and an open mind!

If you have any questions about the Jewish Culture Club drop Demi an e-mail at

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