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 is now underway

The museum site was recently handed over to the main building contractors, HH Smith. The museum’s collection has now been moved into Manchester Central Library, where the museum’s offices are now based and the new ‘pop-up’ museum located. Over the past few weeks the museum garden has been cleared, ready for work to start on the foundations of the new … Read More

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 www.mytenders.org. Further PQQ … Read More

Storytellers Wanted!

We’re currently putting together a crack team of volunteers to work with us on our two year ‘Wandering Jewish Museum’ project in the run up to the opening of our new museum in 2020. If you’re someone who loves sharing stories and isn’t afraid to try new things, we want to hear from you. ‘Wandering Jewish Museum’ volunteers will get … Read More

‘Festival of Leaving’ announced ahead of temporary move to Central Library

Today we’re announcing the ‘Festival of Leaving’ – a two-week arts festival in November about leaving, loss and legacy. The festival comes a few months before we temporarily leave our historic synagogue and move into Central Library to allow for the construction of our new museum. To mark this occasion we will host a diverse programme of installations and live … Read More