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Award-Winning Design Team Appointed

The museum has appointed Citizens Design Bureau (CDB) as the architects for its major development project. The lead architect will be CDB founder, Katy Marks, who was a Project Architect for the Stirling Prize winning ‘Liverpool Everyman Theatre’ and was … Continue reading

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Cheetham Hill Road: A People Panorama

Cheetham Hill Road in North Manchester is, according to data from the 2011 census, the most diverse street in Britain. Almost half of the people who live and work along this 8-mile stretch of road speak English as a second … Continue reading

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Heritage Lottery to Fund Museum Development Project

It was announced today that the museum will receive initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major development project. The project will result in a new museum extension that will house new galleries, learning and event spaces. … Continue reading

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On Holocaust Memorial Day we launched new Holocaust workshop for Secondary Schools

Tuesday 27th January was Holocaust Memorial Day and 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. It was heartening to see so much media coverage of the commemorative events which took place both here and in Europe. David Cameron … Continue reading

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Internationally renowned professor will visit us to talk about illustrated religious Hebrew books.

Ask the average Jewish person to name a religious Jewish text printed in Hebrew and with illustrations and they will probably mention the Haggadah. This is the book used on the first two nights of Passover to tell the story … Continue reading

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Bright lights of Chanukah

The Jewish community are getting ready to celebrate the festival of Chanukah. This year Chanukah begins on the night of Tuesday 16th December and finishes on the night of Wednesday 24th December ……(just as Christmas begins.) What is Chanukah all … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and a very special Yartzeit Candle

    This Yartzeit candle originally belonged to the Manchester Great Synagogue. Its purpose was to honour “soldier members of the synagogue who fell in the Great War”. A few months ago the museum sent it off for some much … Continue reading

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Catering for the Jewish Community

  Did Filson’s cater your bar mitzvah or wedding?  I was thinking about this yesterday during a reminiscence training day organised by Age Exchange UK for staff and volunteers of Manchester Jewish Museum and The Fed. MJM in partnership with … Continue reading

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Passover

  What kind of person wakes up one morning and decides to cover their kitchen worktops in plastic, their oven hobs in tinfoil and kitchen shelves with paper? Are they following a crazy new trend in interior design?  No, like … Continue reading

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Names from the past: The Laski Family

  I’ve been racking my brains this week trying to remember why a certain name rings a bell with me. It all started when the Curator at MJM said she was about to retrieve some portraits of important Jewish Mancunians … Continue reading

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