Category Archives: Virtual Picnic

Virtual Picnic: Shavuot and Cheesecake

If you cast your mind back a couple of weeks, you’ll remember we told you about counting the 49 days between Pesach/Passover and Shavuot which is known as counting the Omer. So after 49 days Shavuot comes around (and believe … Continue reading

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Virtual Picnic: From Matzo to Cheesecake

The Jewish calendar is never empty.    Pesach was over two weeks ago and Shavuot isn’t until the end of May.  So does this mean there’s nothing special to do?  No, not at all.  On the first day of Pesach religious … Continue reading

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Virtual Picnic: trips to the bakery and Mediterranean connections in Cheetham

What are you baking this week? We’d love to know! Jogging memories of Needoff’s Bakery last week, we thought you might enjoy listening to Lily Gerber (nee Cohen) talking about how early her mother would get up to get her … Continue reading

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Virtual Picnic: Breaking bread together

While in lockdown there appears to be an upsurge in home breadmaking (if you can get flour and yeast!), so we’ve delved into our archives and found some of the fantastic Jewish bakeries that used to be on every corner … Continue reading

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Virtual Picnic Weekly Roundup

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in our Virtual Picnic – we are loving all the wonderful things you have been sending in, showing us all that even though we are currently apart, we can all feel a … Continue reading

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Virtual Picnic: Pesach Picnic

Happy Pesach to everyone! Pesach (or Passover) is the annual springtime Jewish festival, were families get together and remember Jewish people escaping from slavery in Ancient Egypt. The festival lasts for 7 or 8 days, and there are lots of … Continue reading

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We’re going on a virtual picnic!

Sadly, at the moment the museum family can’t get together and do all the different activities we normally offer. As we miss you all, we thought it might be nice to all come together in the virtual world and plan … Continue reading

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