Lehrhaus Courses taking place at Leo Baeck College and Lerhaus On the Road courses
We are excited to share with you our wonderful and varied programme for Spring 2018 which includes two Lehrhaus On the Road courses enabling more people to study with us. All our courses are taught by our outstanding faculty which we hope will entice you to join us.  Course link below for more information and payment details.

3-24 May
Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith: Jews and Photography – 4-week course

4-25 June
Susannah Alexander: It’s Not All Lox & Bagels: A Historical, Cultural and Gastronomic Overview of Jewish Culinary Traditions – 4-week course

ULPAN – different levels- please contact the LBC office for more information

3 – 31 May
Rabbi Mark Solomon: The Great Commentators – 5-week course at Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue in Wanstead

3, 10, 17, 24 May
Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen: Exploring Radical Torah to Create Social Change – 4-week course in Manchester

As an incentive, all returning Lehrhaus students will enjoy a 10% discount on any course and a 20% discount if signing up for more than one course at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Jarek:   020 8349 5600.

CST Vacancy: Network and Systems Administrator 

Full-time, based in London 
Your primary focus in the role will be to maintain the stability, security and integrity of CSTs IT infrastructure, networks and data. You will also be responsible for installing new environments both on-site and in the cloud whilst following security best practices. The role mainly deals with second and third line issues allowing you to concentrate on the core networks and services running on them.
See a full job description here.     Closing date: 27 April 2018

Northern Learning House is an informal network of Reform individuals in communities in the north and beyond who want to commit to learning and supporting their communities. Run by Sherry Ashworth and Sarita Robinson, the NLH is funded by Reform Judaism’s Community Development Fund. Places are heavily subsidised to a registration fee of £60 per year which covers not only as many courses as you have time to take, but also a residential Shabbat where you can meet fellow students, as a considerable part of our teaching is online, in order to extend our reach as far as possible.
Planned as a 2- year programme, NLH can be completed in one year if you wish and is designed to respond to the needs of our communities; none of the courses is obligatory – if you wish to pick and mix modules from each year, or just choose one, you are more than welcome to register and indicate which course(s) you would like to do. Courses include Intro to Service Leading, Writing Divrei Torah, Leading Shivah & pastoral Care and Leyning for beginners and intermediate. For further information email Sherry Ashworth or for more details and to register

Netzafon is a new exciting programme set up for all of the northern communities for kids in years 4-6 and 7-10. It is a chance to get together and enjoy the RSY- Netzer environment and have lots of kef (fun) all year round! Each of the 4 Netzafon weekends will be bursting with exciting peulot (activities), sports, creative Jewish education and on some of the weekends you will have the chance to enjoy site activities and team building tasks on an outdoor site. Over the course of the year you will make new friends, and see them throughout the year and either continue on your RSY-Netzer Journey, or get the perfect introduction to RSY-Netzer so your journey with RSY-Netzer can begin…
For more details, or to register your interest, visit our website or contact .
Find Netzafon at Northern Chagigah this November a small taste of what’s to come over the course of the year with RSY-Netzer programming and loads of KEF for kids of all ages!
Shemesh (RSY-Netzer summer camp) 2018!
Please note it is possible to book each weekend separately (Weekends 1&4: £62 per weekend and Weekends 2&3: £26 per weekend)

Movement for Reform Judaism
Keep up to date by following this link to the MRJ website: or subscribe to regular mailing via this link

Board of Deputies Community Briefing view click on Community Briefing for up to date information.

Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region Tel  0161 720 8721    Website:
Please follow the link to the Manchester Communal Diary of events.

Zionist Federation UK – for the latest news and events please follow

Voices of the Holocaust – Update. Please follow the link:

Stockport Humanist Group: Invitation to Visit
The Group holds discussion meetings and on occasions invites people of a religious faith in order to broaden understanding and explore common ground.  Anyone wishing to visit to speak about their Judaism should contact Derek McComiskey 0161 427 0350

Audio & Video Menorah
If you cannot attend Menorah on a Saturday morning, you can listen to and watch our Shabbat morning service by clicking on
You can also ‘listen again’ to recorded sermons.
The audio page also has a Feedback form; we love to read your comments and suggestions!

Jewish Hour
Mondays 7-8pm on Salford City Radio 94.4FM and online
Get involved! If you know of a story you think should be covered, if you have an event you want to promote, if you want to request a song, or if you or someone you know would like to volunteer on the show, contact us at

University of Durham Project on Jewish-Muslim Relations
Durham University Department of Anthropology invites participation in a project to explore the relationship between the Jewish and Muslim communities in the UK. The project aims to explore the minutiae of Jewish-Muslim relations through interviews with representatives of both communities in order to elucidate the main factors and wider political and socio-cultural contexts that account for different aspects of this relationship, which has seen instances of both tension and collaboration. Data from the project will form the basis of an academic publication and an application for a larger study. For further details contact Dr Yulia Egorova   0191 334 1612

BBYO Manchester
BBYO UK & Ireland is part of the global BBYO family – the world’s largest Jewish youth movement. Our chapters are run for teens, by teens, with peer-leadership at the heart of what we do – giving you the opportunity to make your mark. Manchester BBYO is a brand new chapter. Join us for interesting, fun and thought-provoking programmes for Jewish teens, giving you a chance to meet new faces in a welcoming environment. For more information, call Adam R on 020 8202 6698 or visit