Your chance to help make a new musical theatre project about grandparents!

Join performance company Dynamite Island at a series of fun, free workshops to create a unique musical performance about your grandparents. It will be a chance to have stories from your family heard, learn new skills and share your work with friends, family and a wider public at Manchester Jewish Museum’s Festival of Belonging on Monday March 9th 2020. Who: … Read More

Two new artist opportunities at Manchester Jewish Museum

We have two exciting opportunities for artists at the museum – deadline for both is 12noon Tuesday 26th November. See the links below for more details – we look forward to working with you! Maker Programming Strand Commission Research and Scratch Residencies 2019/2020

Now Recruiting – Media Consultants

In 2021 we will open a new museum with a major new gallery and refurbished synagogue. The gallery will bring to light the social history of Manchester’s Jewish communities, exploring and celebrating the diverse culture, heritage and identity of the city’s Jewish people. The synagogue, the museum’s iconic figurehead, will reveal its Sephardi roots and subsequent layers of history. We’re … Read More

Teiglach Adventures

We have started a journey into the wonderful (sticky) world of ‘teiglach’. When we started working with our food artist Leo Burtin and Liverpudlian artists The Venus Collective, we all had no clue what teiglach even were. We knew we wanted to provide a unique theatrical experience for the Cheetham Cultural Festival (19th-22nd September) which reflected Cheetham’s Jewish food cultures … Read More

Building work progress

In line with current government guidelines, construction work is still progressing at the museum site with contractors adhering to strict health and safety guidelines. The new museum is still scheduled to open in 2021. The extension is now watertight, internal floors have been fitted and repair and restoration works to the synagogue are well underway. See latest site images below.

Music project has started!

This summer we are thrilled to have launched a very special song-writing project in Cheetham. Our ambition is to write a collection of songs about different experiences of arriving in the area. From descriptions in our oral history collection of Jewish refugees arriving in the 1930s to collecting contemporary stories of arriving with Cheetham’s communities, we are exploring what we … Read More

Women’s Textile Group

The Museum’s textile group meets monthly to be creative and make new friends. We are currently a group of Muslim and Jewish women but always welcome new members of any faith or non-faith. We normally meet on a Tuesday at Manchester Central Library in the Race Relations Archive meeting room next to the museum’s pop-up space. For details of the … Read More

Food Intervention Commission

For the next few months, Manchester Jewish Museum is working in collaboration with artist Leo Burtin to develop a participatory programme of activity related to food. Using diverse examples of Jewish food as a starting point, we will explore cultural food connections related to the theme of belonging. Food will be considered as a traveller and migrant in terms of … Read More

Composer wanted!

Manchester Jewish Museum (MJM) is temporarily re-locating to Manchester Central Library while a major redevelopment project takes place. During this phase we are looking for a composer/sound artist to help us develop a 1-year participatory programming strand. The Music strand is an opportunity to work in collaboration with singer Peter Brathwaite (who is originally from Cheetham Hill) to explore different … Read More

MJM Construction Project – Contract Notice

We are now seeking to appoint a main contractor experienced in managing specialist subcontractors, working on historic buildings, working with complex building solutions and evidence of producing high quality finishes/product. The appointed contractor is to be selected using a two stage process. The initial pre-qualification questionnaire is being tendered using the online procurement system via my tenders Further PQQ … Read More