External Events

From Tuesday 24 October 5.00-7.00pm – The Centre for Jewish Studies invite you to a course of six meetings on “The History of Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust” led by Dr Jean-Marc Dreyfus (Reader in Holocaust Studies)
Venue: Manchester Museum
To register contact Dr Dreyfus at . Registration is compulsory
For full details of the required reading list go to http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/holocaust-reading-group/

Wednesday 25 October 7pm  The Great Manchester ShabbatUK challah bake
Women and girls only. Venue: Bowdon Synagogue, The Firs WA14 2TE. Tickets: adult £10, £7.50 child/student. Online tickets available soon.

Tuesday 31 October North West Friends of Israel – United As One invite you to Manchester’s commemorative event to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Watch this space for more information or email

Tuesday 31 October 7.15pm  Balfour Declaration Celebration.  You are invited to a night of celebration in the presence of Lord & Lady Balfour to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and to recognise Manchester’s unique role in its signing.  Venue: a central Manchester location.  Light refreshments provided.  RSVP by 16 October   www.balfour100.com/manchester

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November 2017 – Northern Chagigah. Northern Chagigah is where all of our northern communities meet together for a weekend of relaxation, learning, praying and fun. This year we are in a new location, Easingwold just 19 miles north of York. Everyone comes for different reasons – to be spiritually recharged, to enjoy a Shabbat away from everyday routine, to be delighted that the children are being looked after and Jewishly engaged by RSY-Netzer or the creche (if they’re under 5), for the learning experiences or just for a lovely weekend where your meals are cooked for you and you can completely relax, unwind and switch off. (We have even heard rumours that some people come just for the evenings in the bar with new friends and lazy mornings in bed!). To see the programme and to register online go to www.reformjudaism.org.uk/events/northernchagigah/ if you have any questions call Sarita on 07415 274 362 or contact

Thursday 9 November  7.30-9pm  Altrincham Interfaith Group presents The Alf Keeling Memorial Lecture
Science and Spirituality: how the modern scientific discoveries line up against the ancient Indian philosophy which talked about tiny atoms and infinite space. Presented by Dr Girdari Lal Bhan, retired consultant physician, Hindu representative at Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders’ Group.  Venue: St Ambrose Preparatory School Hall, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns WA15 0HE  Light refreshments. All Welcome.  Contact

Tuesday 14 November 7.15pm (refreshments 6.30pm) – The Manchester Hindu-Jewish Association present a seminar ‘India and Israel – A Developing Relationship’ with speaker Steven Jaffe of the Jewish Board of Deputies.
Venue: Alexander Levy Hall, Manchester Reform Synagogue, Jackson’s Row, Manchester M2 5NH. (Parking in Bootle Street, behind the synagogue.)
For further information call 0161 928 2254
Admission free but donations would be appreciated.