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 […]

We Remember Them in Verbs

In partnership with the Imperial War Museum we are relaunching our Creative Activists project, which allows young individuals to find and tell lesser-heard stories from the holocaust through using art and activism.

Summer at the museum

Would you like to explore the flavours of the delicious Jewish bakes? Or perhaps try something more artsy like painting or poetry? This summer we have prepared a jam-packed programme of creative workshops for children and adults. 

Jewish Culture Club (August 2022)

Our Jewish Culture Club is FREE and open to EVERYONE, whether you identify as Jewish or are just curious to discover new things. This month we will be discussing an episode of a documentary series ‘Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over', titled 'Strictly Orthodox Jews.’ (Series 2, Episode 5).
Our Song-writing Group meet fortnightly to work with amazing composers, singers and musicians to create new music inspired by the stories in our collection. Perfect for anyone who like to sing, write lyrics, play an instrument or just get creative.
European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage (EDJCH) is an annual project, initiated by the B'nai B'rith Lodge in Strasbourg and organised in collaboration with the European Council of Jewish Communities and the Spanish Jewry Network. It has celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 and is now considered one of the major cultural routes in Europe. This year, Manchester Jewish Museum has decided to join this project and organise two events in September to celebrate Jewish artists and historic figures. 

Truus’ Children

Join us for a film screening of 'Truus' Children', the extraordinary story of the largely unknown Dutch resistance heroine Truus Wijsmuller (1896-1978), who managed to rescue more than 10.000 people from the hands of the Nazis in the years immediately before and during the Second World War.