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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 […]
Do you love to write? Or have a passion for music? Then join our song writing group! In this session we will be exploring the song we started writing with artist Kitty Martin about Annie’s story and her links to the 1874 Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
In this session we will be working on a beautiful panel exhibition of textiles that respond to Jewish Mancunians experiences of the Sabbath. We will also be talking about the year ahead and what future exciting projects might await! These spaces are very much about collaboration and co-creation, where your ideas and direction help shape what gets made.
This month we will be looking at, discussing, maybe even sampling aspects of all things Shabbat dinner aka ‘Friday Night Dinner.’ What is it that makes it so central and important to Jewish Culture? Join us as we discuss what Friday Night Dinner means to us!