External Events

Sunday 21 January 7.30pm 10cc’s Graham Gouldman – one of the world’s leading songwriters, performing the critically acclaimed Heart Full of Songs, an acoustic set that showcases his songwriting successes, from 10cc classics, I’m Not in Love and Rubber Bullets to the hits of 1960s and beyond.
Venue: The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA
Tickets: £28 (all proceeds to Manchester Jewish Museum). BOOK TICKETS HERE

Tuesday 23 January 7.30 pm   Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
‘The Dead Sea Copper Scroll: from ancient Temple treasure to modern media star’. With Professor George J Brooke. A lecture organized in collaboration with The Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester and The Jewish Historical Society of England
This illustrated talk will engage with many fascinating aspects of the Copper Scroll from Qumran’s Cave 3, from its opening in Manchester in 1955-1956 to current debates about its significance. Alongside consideration of how it has been understood, there will also be some discussion of how and why it has featured in so many novels and films.
Venue: Shaare Sedek Synagogue, 24 Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, WA15 OHQ
Admission free. All welcome. No ticket required. Refreshments provided. Enquiries 020 8349 5754. Priority will be given to bookings made through Eventbrite to reserve a seat https://thedeadseacopperscroll23january2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesday 23 January – The winner of the Best Comedy Award in the Greater Manchester Fringe 2017, Rachel Creeger presents her award-winning debut solo stand up comedy show  “It’s No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl”.
Venue: Whitefield Garrick Theatre, Bank St, Whitefield, Whitefield, Bury M45 7JF
To book and for more information: go to www.rachelcreeger.com

Wednesday 24 January 4.15pm – Dr Ágnes Kőry (Béla Bartók Centre for Musicianship) will speak on Hungarian Jewish Composers and the Holocaust.
Venue: Forum Lecture Theatre, RNCM, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD
To book: go to https://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/hungarian-jewish-composers/​​

Monday 29 January 8.00pm  The ZCC, together with the ZF and Fly The Flag are delighted to Host Maurice Hirsch and Gadi Ezra. Maurice Hirsch was instrumental in sending terrorists released in the Shalit deal back to prison for reoffending, he has played a big role in dealing with the detention of Palestinian minors in the territories etc. and is now head of Palestinian Media Watch’s legal department and Senior Military Justice Consultant for NGO Watch. Gadi Ezra holds an unparalleled perspective on war  as both a human rights attorney on the one hand, and a soldier in the Israeli Special Forces on the other. He is currently advising the defense establishment on international aspects. Gadi was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential leaders in Israel under the age of 30. In the past, he headed the Laws of War desk at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Venue: South Manchester location.
Admission: £3. To register contact Joy Wolfe at or 07876192414.

Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 January 6.00pm The Centre for Jewish Studies presents The Bogdanow Lectures 2018. ”Bystanders and the Holocaust in Poland’ and “The Polish ‘Blue’ Police and its role in the Implementation of the ‘Final Solution”, delivered by Prof Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa). Go to http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/bogdanow-lectures-2018/ for more information.
Venue: A113, Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester

Sunday 11 February 7.30pm  The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester invite you to a Kosher meal and the Pagoda Restaurant. For full details click here.
Venue: Pagoda Chinese Cuisine & Grill, 38 Bury Old Rd, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6TF
Cost: £24 per person, including soft drinks and service.
To book: Go to  by 5 February. If you book, you must turn up!

Sunday 13 May  Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain, Annual Northern Conference
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