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Manchester Communal Diary

Last updated: 2003-09-03

Manchester Communal Diary

For more information of these or any events, contact: Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester, Jewish Cultural Centre, Bury Old Rd, M8 6FY.
Telephone : 0161-720 8721.

Note: All phone numbers in Manchester start 0161

Manchester Jewish Museum - Exhibition "By the Rivers of Babylon - The Story of the Jews of Iraq", an Exhibition by the Jewish Museum, London - until 11 December 2003
 
*Please note amended date for UJIA Dinner
 
Tuesday, September 2
- Manchester Jewish Museum - Illustrated talk by Basil Jeuda "The Iraqi Jews of Manchester" - 7.30 pm

Sunday, September 7
- Jewish Representative Council Meeting - 10.30 am
- Manchester Jewish Museum - Open Day - the Museum participates in European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
- Manchester Jewish Museum - Shofar Blowing Demonstration - 2.00 pm
- Jewish Historical Society -  Professor Allon Gal - "An unbridgeable Gap? Israel between Fundamentalism and Liberalism" - 8 pm Nicky Alliance Centre
- Events Committee Quiz - South Manchester Synagogue - 8.30 pm.  Contact Toni Hyams 928 2050
- Whitefield Golf Club - Presidents Day, Dinner in Evening.  Contact Mrs Schofield 351 2700

Tuesday, September 9
- Manchester Jewish Soup Kitchen Morning

Wednesday, September 10
- Zehava Emunah Panel Evening.  Contact Amanda Green 702 1110

Sunday, September 14
- Shaare Torah Dinner at De Vere Hotel, Bolton, preceded by ceremony in Yeshiva - 7.30 pm.  Contact Mr Harris 792 0232, mobile 07977 140209
- Bnai Brith North Manchester Unity Lodge/World Jewish Relief - Cinema Evening at Plaza Cinema, Stockport showing "The Fixer" and featuring organist and tour of cinema (which is a refurbished art deco cinema).  Tickets £7.50.  Contact Shirley Shaw 773 8111
- South Manchester Synagogue - Talk by Saul Reichlin at South Manchester Synagogue - 8 pm.  Contact Toni Hyams 928 2050

Wednesday, September 17
- Manchester Charitable Trust - Fashion Show at Hilton Suite - 8 pm.  Contact Jane Mechlowitz 792 6320

Sunday, September 21
- Manchester Jewish Museum - Heritage Trail 2 pm
- Key Conference at Freemasons Hall.  Details to follow.  Contact Lisa Binder 795 4000
- British Israel Chamber of Commerce - Gala Dinner at the Freemasons Hall - 8 pm.  Contact Gideon Klaus on 929 8916
- 45 Aid Society Annual Memorial Service at Agecroft Cemetery - 3.30 pm

Wednesday, October 1
- Sir Sidney and Lady Gertrude Hamburger Annual Memorial Lecture.  Details to follow

Monday, October 6
- JNF After-fast Bash.  Contact Vicki on 0161 795 7565

Tuesday, October 21
- Manchester Central Board for Hebrew Education - Fund-raising concert with Giora Seidman - 7.30 pm Longfield Suite, Prestwich.  Contact Mrs Klein 798 5577

Sunday, October 26
- Manchester Jewish Museum - Heritage Trail 2 pm
- Gan Eden Annual Bazaar 10.30 am to 12 noon.  Contact Min Shulkind 795 4745
- ZCC 75th Anniversary Supper in association with Kishor Kibbutz for adults with special needs and physical handicap.  contact  Filis Rosenberg at ZCC 740 8835

Thursday, October 30
- Indian-Jewish Associaton Seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Sha'are Zedek Event at Sha'are Hayim Sephardi Synagogue, Didsbury at 8 pm.  Speaker Mr Edwin Shuker, who works closely with the World Jewish Congress, Justice for Jews in Arab countries & Centre for Middle East Peace and is an active member of "Charter 91".  Essential to notify your attendance to 0161 720 9868.  No admission charge.  There will be an appeal

Sunday, November 2
- JEWISH REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL - COUNCIL MEETING 10.30 am
- Annual Service of Remembrance & Parade of AJEX Veterans at Heathlands Village, Prestwich.  Chief Guest & Reviewing Officer Colonel Martin Newman FIPR (V) - 2.15 pm
- Jewish Historical Society - Illustrated talk  "Tracing the Jewish Past through Postal History" by Nigel Grizzard at Nicky Alliance Centre - 8 pm.

Shabbat, November 8
- South Manchester Shul Civic Service
- Service in all synagogues in Greater Manchester area for Veterans of two World Wars

Sunday, November 9
- Remembrance Sunday - Annual Service at memorials from Bury in the north to Hale Barns in the south.  Thirteen AJEX wreaths are laid.  AJEX veterans to attend and any other ex-service personnel

- Tuesday, November 11
- JNF Dinner with Frank Abignale (inspiration for the film "Catch Me If You Can") - city centre venue.  Contact Lorriane 795 7565

Sunday, November 16
- Nicky Alliance Day Centre Open Day from 11.00 am.  Contact Gideon Klaus or Michelle Wiseman on 740 0111
- Annual Service of Remembrance, Whitehall, London.  AJEX veterans and other ex-service personnel to attend

Sunday, November 23
- Jewish Historical Society - 8 pm at Nicky Alliance Centre - Dr Heather Valencia - "The King of Lampedusa" - Fact is stranger than fiction.  Yiddish Theatre, Jewish RAF pilot captures Island.  1940s Jewish political and social milieu
- Manchester AJEX social at Nicky Alliance Centre, Middleton Road, Manchester.  Contact David 792 0377 or Gaby 796 5846

Sunday, November 30
- Magen Dovid Adom - Gala Dinner -  Guest of Honour, Israel's Ambassador designate to Britain, Roni Milo.  Contact Lucille Cohen 903 9981
- Higher Prestwich Synagogue - New Highbury Aid Committee - Jazz and Hotpot Evening - Benice Task 798 7788

Sunday, December 7
- Bridge Evening at Heathlands Village.  Contact Stanley Blaiwais 772 4800
- Jewish Historical Society - Professor George Brooke on "Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls" - 8 pm at Nicky Alliance Centre

Sunday, December 14
- Eis Zikna (Time for You) - Dinner with Avroham Burg - 8 pm.  Further details to follow

Saturday, December 20
- Zehava Emunah - Murder Mystery Evening.  Contact Lydia White 720 8357

Sunday, December 23
- Victorian Fayre, Broughton House - AJEX stall

Thursday, December 25
- "Operation Goodwill" - Broughton House and Hospitals.  Contact Kim Lester MBE 773 2555

Wednesday, December 31
- JNF New Years Eve Ball.  Contact Vicki on 0161 795 7565

2004
Saturday, January 10
- Heathlands Gala Dinner.  Guest of Honour Baroness Betty Boothroyd PC

Sunday, January 18
- Jewish Historical Society - Dr Andreas Christman speaking on "The Judaic Roots of Islam? Jewish Scholarship and the study of the Qur'an in nineteenth century Germany and its influence" - 8 pm - Nicky Alliance Day Centre
- Prestwich Hebrew Congregation - Dedication of Malka Sandler Sefer Torah.  Contact Iris 773 1978

*Wednesday, January 21
- UJIA DINNER.  Contact Michelle 740 1825

Sunday, January 25
- Hr Prestwich Synagogue - Highbury Aid Committee Burns Night - 8 pm.  Contact Benice Task 798 7788