Manchester Jewish Museum

JewishCulture Club



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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 free 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.

This month we will be learning about the incredible street photographer Fred Stein from his own son, Peter Stein. Peter will share with us his father’s work and the story of his life, from fleeing Nazi Germany to photographing many of the great personalities of the 20th century in New York. In addition, Peter will also share his experience of working as a cinematographer on Hollywood films.

During the session we will share our opinions and thoughts on photography as a medium to express ourselves, connecting it to how creativity shapes our identities and celebrates the different cultures we are part of.



Peter Stein has been the Director of Photography on over 50 feature films, TV movies, and documentaries, covering the last 40 years and was invited to join the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers in 1999. He grew up learning photography from his father, noted street photographer and portraitist Fred Stein. After deciding on a career in film he became a camera operator on the feature film “Between the Lines” directed by Joan Micklin Silver. He has lensed major studio and independent releases, including drama, comedy, suspense, horror and various cult films – and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards.

Peter was a professor in the Graduate Film Program at New York University for 13 years, where he also served as Head of Production. He manages the photo archive of his father Fred Stein, and produced and directed the film about him “Out of Exile – The Photography of Fred Stein.”


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!

If you have any questions about the group or this session, please e-mail Elly on

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