Manchester Jewish Museum

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Take a Load Off

‘Take a Load Off’ offers museum visitors a taste of Sabbath – the Jewish day of rest, that begins on Friday at sunset and ends on the following evening after nightfall. The Sabbath is a time of gatherings, prayer, song, and eating and talking together. Every Saturday, the Museum will have two special sound installations for […]

Creative Activists

Join our exciting Creative Activists project and help us develop an original performance for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, work with professional artists and learn new skills, whilst exploring lesser-heard stories from the museum collection.

Klezmer Tune Club

Klezmer Tune Club meetings are musical, hands-on sessions which bring together musicians (of any level, background, or instrument) to explore tunes from the rich klezmer tradition. Richard Fay and Daniel Mawson will take you on a musical journey through klezmer’s fascinating history and work with you on a new musical piece.

Synagogue Nights

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.

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.
During this session we will be working with textiles to prepare all stage props and decorations we might need for the final event during Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2023. This workshop will be led by Laura Nathan, a Manchester-based textile artist. You can see examples of Laura's work below. We also encourage you to visit her Instagram profile, @leahgittel, for more inspiration!

Chanukah Family Fun Day

Join us for a fun family day full of Chanukah-themed drop-in activities and get in the festive spirit! We are partnering with PJ Library to bring you a day full of craft activities, inspired by some of the books this amazing service offers.
This month we will be getting together to celebrate Jewish culture with an end of year shindig! They’ll be drinks, nibbles and an informal chat/workshop, looking back at old Jewish Culture Clubs and looking forward at what’s next for the new year.
We invite all our regular foodies and those newbies too, to book on for our end of year celebration Foodie Group – Chanukah party edition, which will see our regular member Len co-host a Chanukah extravaganza. We can promise calories and tasty ones too, yum!