Manchester Jewish Museum


Our museum groups are a great way to connect with people, learn new skills and have a great time while engaging with history and culture.

Whether you’re a foodie, a crafter, a culture vulture or a budding song-writer, we’ve got the perfect activities for you.


See below for details of our different groups and how to get involved.

Women’s Textile Group

Do you want to join a new group, meet new people and learn new skills? Are you nifty with a needle or can spin a good yarn?

Our Women’s Textile group is a great place to make new friends and practice your textile craft. Working with different artists and guest speakers, the group works on a variety of creative projects.

We meet at the museum on the second Thursday of every month. This is a friendly, safe and welcoming group open to any self-identifying woman from any faith. It’s a great way to learn new creative skills and meet other women. It’s completely free and no sewing experience necessary.

Email for more information or to join the group.

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Panels created for the Laure Prouvost installation by the Women’s Textile Group, image by Michael Polllard

In 2021 our Textile group, led by artist Jo Scorah, worked with Turner Prize-winning French artist Laure Prouvost to create an installation in The Ladies’ Gallery of our synagogue as part of Manchester International Festival.

Read more about their collaboration in MIF’s blog

A dress the group created, exploring the members’ own different identities and heritages, will be featured as part of HOME’s Manchester Open Exhibition in 2022 as part of a celebration of Greater Manchester’s creative talent.

Read more about the dress and HOME exhibition