On the 11th November 2009, Manchester Jewish Museum was honoured when the civic heads of the ten districts of Greater Manchester, the Chain Gang as they call themselves, came together for what was a unique occasion. The mayors and the mayoresses and consorts began their visit by listening to a short presentation about the history of the beautifully restored Spanish and Portuguese synagogue at Cheetham Hill Road that has housed the Museum since 1984.
They heard about the work of the Museum and its plans for the future before being given guided tours of the building and the exhibitions. As well as the permanent display they also viewed Albert Einstein exhibition ‘Man of the Century’ which depicts the life and work of the most iconic physicist of modern times.
Later the dignitaries were able to speak to staff, Trustees and volunteers whilst enjoying a typical Jewish buffet.
This is the Fourth occasion on which twenty two civic representatives had gathered together for one function.