Manchester Jewish Museum

The North Manchester Yiddish Dictionary Film Premiere



Manchester Jewish Museum



Join us for the evening premiere of a short film to accompany the launch of the North Manchester Yiddish Dictionary. The film is a comedic, warm and beautiful insight into North Manchester Jewish women’s lives and the use of Yiddish language in this area.

There will be something for those who know Yiddish and a chance for those new to the language to pick up some useful phrases (and impress your friends)!

All guests will also receive a copy of the North Manchester Yiddish dictionary, for free.

The evening event will also be an opportunity to listen to some live Klezmer music from Klezmorim of Manchester. They will perform before the event, from 6pm, when the doors open. You will also have a chance to hear a talk about Yiddish language from comedian and historic enthusiast, Steve Pearlman.

The Alevai film is part of a great Bury New Road Heritage Project run by Mary Burns Community Group, and has involved joining up the dots of all the amazing people and events that are linked with the road. Click here to read more about the project. 

What you need to know

The event will start at 7pm, but the museum doors will be open from 6pm. There will be refreshments on arrival. There will be no food menu, but snacks will be available at the museum cafe.

The recommended age for this event is 16+. The film contains strong language.

The event will run for 1 hour with no interval.

This is not a socially distanced event.

How to get here
We are located on Cheetham Hill Road, just 15 minutes’ walk from Manchester’s Victoria train station and 30 minutes’ walk from Manchester City Centre. We encourage you to use public transport when travelling to the museum. You can get here by bus, Metrolink or train. See all of your travel options on:

Access information
There is step free access to the museum entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and two accessible gender-neutral toilets. The synagogue will have seating areas for those with accessibility needs to enjoy the performance. Please let us know of any accessibility needs prior to the event by emailing
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