This year, our historic Spanish & Portuguese synagogue turns 150 years old. We have some really exciting plans for marking this historic milestone and are inviting everyone in our communities to join in!
Laura Nathan is a Manchester-based contemporary textiles artist and facilitator who explores identity, heritage and wellbeing, resulting in a greater sense of who we are, how we feel and our place in the world. Over the next two months she'll be spending some time at Manchester Jewish Museum, sitting in the Ladies Gallery embroidering into her pieces. If you see her, feel free to say hi. She'd love to show you her artworks!
In this session we will be working on a new song, which will go inside our new time capsule to mark the 150th anniversary of our synagogue. We have created a new chorus and will be working out how to weave together verses written by the museum’s different communities. This song will go inside our new time capsule to mark the 150th anniversary of our synagogue. Exciting!
Come help us create a collaborative textile patchwork piece to go into our 2024 time capsule. Get in touch with your creative side as we get crafty with fabric through painting, drawing, sewing and collage.
Following on from the sold-out 2022 show, Noga Ritter Trio return to Manchester with a newly released album. Come listen to Noga's new songs, tracing influences from her upbringing, travels and encounters and sing-along to the firm favourites. Expect an electric show and get moving to these irresistible sounds!
This session, we will be welcoming in the spring by using the beautiful shapes and forms from nature to print on handkerchiefs! Draw inspiration from the beautiful textiles we have in our collection and create your own floral design to take home!
Join us as we make some delicious lemon and poppy seed muffins to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Purim. We’ll also be looking at some stories from our collection about how Jewish Mancunians like to celebrate this holiday.