External Events


Monday 21 January 2019, 7.30pm – Lecture organised in collaboration with The Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester and the Jewish Historical Society of England
FRESH LIGHT ON CLEOPATRA Sarah Pearce at Sephardi Synagogue, 24 Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Cheshire, WA15 0HQ
From Josephus we have one of the most damning of all ancient portraits of Cleopatra VII, highlighting her alleged malevolence towards Jews in her kingdom and towards her neighbour, Herod the Great. In this talk, Sarah Pearce will explore the ancient portraits, inscriptions and literature that shed light on Cleopatra’s relations with the Jews. Sarah Pearce is Ian Karten Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Southampton.
She is the author of The Land of the Body: Studies in Philo’s Representation of Egypt (2007) and of other studies on the history and culture of Jews in the Graeco-Roman world.


Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Events

Wednesday 23 January 

10am-1pm – City of Manchester at HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN.

1.30pm – Trafford at the Robert Bolt Theatre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF.

12.30pm – Bolton Interfaith Council at The Festival Hall, Town Hall, Bolton BL1 1RU.

Thursday 24 January

7pm – Bury at The Longfield Centre, Prestwich M25 1AY.

Friday 25 January

11am  – Cheshire East at Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield SK10 1EB.

9.30am – Oldham at Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1NL.

11am – Preston at 135 Church Street, Preston PR1 3BT.

Saturday  26 January

11am – Chorley at Astley Park, Park Road, Chorley PR7 2SR.

Monday 28 January

7- 8.30pm – Salford at Albion Academy, London Road, Salford M6 6QT.

11am – Wigan at Turnpike Gallery, Market Street, Wigan WN7 1EB.

A number of libraries in Stockport will display a range of recommended titles from a booklist provided by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.


1-3 November 2019 Northern Chagigah – The Hawkhills, Easingwold

For more information email or 020 8349 58716 register your interest at https://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/events/northern-chagigah/


Thursday 14 March 2019 – Jewish Representative Council Centenary Celebration Dinner at a North Manchester Venue
Honoured guest speaker Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. Ticket price £75, Dress code: Black tie for more inforamation and tickets email or telephone 0161 720 8721
Free copies of ‘100 Years & Counting’ for guests.


Sunday 30 June 2019, from 6pm to 9pm – Sail away with the Pennine Wayfarers! Golden Jubilee celebration day out in Chester
Tickets go on sale in January, places are limited email or call 0161 766 7242 or 0161 798 0814 to secure your place(s)


Monday 25 March to Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Journey to Poland, HOLOCAUST, HERITAGE & HISTORY 
For more information and to book please contact Joyce Carroll –


Tuesday 19 February 10.30 am – We Were There Too: British Jews in the First World War

This is a unique cross community project created to capture, record and preserve the impact, experience and contribution of Britain’s Jewish Communities during the First World War era.
Do you have any letters, photos, diaries or memorabilia from family members during the First World War that you would like to share with us? If so please bring them along on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 10.30am to CCC Day Centre at Sale Synagogue, where a short presentation will take place about the project and one of the team will talk to you about the items you have brought.  We look forward to seeing you and chatting with you.
CCC day centre serves breakfast and lunch all for only £7  Please Contact Francesca 07515568686 if you would like to join us for this very interesting morning.