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

Recruiting – Capital Project Manager

We’re now looking for an experienced Capital Project Manager to manage all aspects of our building works programme. The Capital Project Manager will have overall responsibility for managing the capital works programme, ensuring the design team and contractors meet all set deadlines within agreed budgets. Reporting directly to the Project Sponsor, the Capital Project Manager will chair regular project meetings … Read More

Lottery to Fund New Museum

Today we’re thrilled to announce we have received a £2.89m National Lottery grant. This money will go towards an ambitious £5m development project that will see our museum double in size, with new galleries, learning spaces, shop and café built in an extension alongside our existing historic building. Our Grade II* listed synagogue, meanwhile, will be repaired and restored. Planning permission for the … Read More

Funding Appeal Launch

We are now asking for pledges of support to help us raise the remaining match funding for our development project. The first phase of the project is now almost complete thanks to a £426,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). In June we will be requesting a second grant from HLF for almost £3million, covering the majority of project … Read More

Award-Winning Design Team Appointed

Award-Winning Design Team to work on New Museum The museum has appointed Citizens Design Bureau (CDB) as the architects for its major development project. The lead architect will be CDB founder, Katy Marks, who was a Project Architect for the Stirling Prize winning ‘Liverpool Everyman Theatre’ and was recently nominated as emerging Woman Architect of the Year 2015. Working alongside … Read More

Recruiting… Exhibition Design Team & Theatre Design Team

We are now recruiting: EXHIBITION DESIGN TEAM An experienced exhibition design team is required to create an interpretive plan and design proposals to RIBA Stage 3 equivalent and, subject to a HLF Round 2 pass, deliver these proposals. Full details: Brief – Exhibition Design Team Application deadline: 23rd November 2015 THEATRE DESIGN TEAM An experienced Theatre Design Team is required … Read More

Hip Hop, Electronica & Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir

Today we’re announcing an eclectic line-up of musicians, filmmakers and films for next month’s Video Jam @ MJM. Exploring concepts of faith and ritual, and set within the stunning environment of Manchester’s oldest synagogue, this Video Jam promises to be a unique night like none other. Musicians include acclaimed band, Flamingods, Liverpool-based composer and instrumentalist, Alex Cotrell, electronic music duo, … Read More

MJM launches #SynaGigs programme

This Autumn we’ll be staging our most culturally diverse and exciting events programme to date. From a Bollywood Brass Band to a Jewish Comedy Night, acclaimed event based collective Video Jam projecting films within the stunning interior of the Synagogue to comedy gigs and a season finale fusing the joys of Christmas and Chanukah featuring print-making. This eclectic and vibrant season … Read More