Manchester Jewish Museum

Synagogue Nights

Noga Ritter

Noga Ritter

Going Deutsch

Going Deutsch

Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Pickle

Pickle

Quatuor Danel

Quatuor Danel

A season of intimate performances in our synagogue

Manchester Jewish Museum will once again be celebrating Jewish music and art with our new season of Synagogue Nights: intimate performances in our stunning 1874 Synagogue. From the mellow sounds of jazz and entertaining comedy shows to the greatest of classical hits, we are showcasing Jewish art in all its diversity.

Our 1874 Grade II* listed Spanish and Portuguese synagogue provides a truly atmospheric space to immerse in all forms of art that celebrate diverse Jewish experiences. Join us and experience one of Manchester’s most unique venues and enjoy an evening out that’s just that little bit different.

Our autumn Synagogue Nights 2022 line-up includes:

  • Noga Ritter Trio

    Thursday 20 October, 7pm
    Israel born singer-songwriter Noga Ritter and her trio bring their genre-blending music to Manchester for the first time, fusing Hebrew Jazz with global grooves for an electric and soulful musical experience.

  • Going Deutsch

    Sunday 6 November, 7pm
    A one-woman comedic show about relationships, inherited trauma and how much the past shapes the future. Following a bereavement, Brexit and a bad break up Anna decides to make some changes. When she suggested getting back with her ex, her friends were appalled and to her surprise, her family felt very much the same way when she jumped into bed with Germany.

  • Emma Smith

    Sunday 27 November, 7:30pm
    One of the greatest voices of the contemporary UK jazz scene. She performed all over the world, from the 02 Arena to the leading jazz clubs of New York City, collaborating and sharing the stage with world-known performers like Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Georgie Fame and Seal. Her recent album, Meshuga Baby, is a nod to her Jewish heritage.

  • Pickle

    Thursday 1 December, 7pm
    A hilarious comedy show about a young Jewish woman caught between two worlds. Here’s the shtick: Ari is caught between two worlds. Still living at her family home in North-West London, she has her life dominated by overbearing parents, religious traditions, and high expectations. Then there’s her day-to-day life too. The job, the pub and the *sigh* love life.

  • Quatuor Danel

    Thursday 8 December, 7:30pm
    The University of Manchester’s internationally-acclaimed string quartet-in-residence, Quatuor Danel, bring their lively repertoire to our historic synagogue with quartets written in memory of lost sisters.

PROGRAMME

Noga Ritter Trio

Israel born singer-songwriter Noga Ritter and her trio bring their genre-blending music to Manchester for the first time, fusing Hebrew Jazz with global grooves for an electric and soulful musical experience.

Emma Smith

One of the greatest voices of the contemporary UK jazz scene. Her recent album, Meshuga Baby, is a nod to her Jewish heritage. The Yiddish word ‘Meshuge’ means ‘crazy’ - a judgment that Smith describes as “so often passed on brave ambitious women that are not afraid to express their opinions and showcase their talent.”

Pickle

A hilarious one-woman show about a young Jewish woman caught between two worlds.

Quatuor Danel

The University of Manchester’s internationally-acclaimed string quartet-in-residence, Quatuor Danel, brings their lively repertoire to our historic synagogue with quartets written in memory of lost sisters.