Communal Diary

Oct 4 @ 9:14 am – 10:14 am

Further details tbc

Hindu Jewish Association Event
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm

Further details tbc

The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region Council Meeting
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am
Menorah Synagoge Personal Shopping Event
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Organised by Menorah’s Social Committee and hosted by The Fashion Show and Sale Company, this fantastic shopping experience will give you the opportunity to see garments modelled by the Company and to try on garments before you buy.

There’ll be women’s clothing ranges from M&S, Debenhams, Next, Wallis, Oasis, Evans, River Island, Miss Selfridge, Top Shop and New Look, sized between 8 & 20, and with a discount of up to 75%! Payments can be made at the event by credit card, visa debit, cheque or cash.

Bring along your friends and family to enjoy this fabulous opportunity!

Tickets £7.50 – includes a glass of fizz plus nibbles. Refreshments are available to purchase during the event.

JVN – Adult Safeguarding in Volunteer Management
Oct 11 @ 9:45 am – 1:00 pm

Sessions will include:

1. Understanding Safeguarding – Michael Sharp, Safeguarding and Compliance Manager at Chabad Community Care

  • Legal and regulatory context of safeguarding
  • Identifying who is in need of safeguarding
  • Identifying the types and indicators of abuse
  • Policy and procedural issues
  • Checking staff and volunteers
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Practical tips, case studies and example documents

2. Safe Recruitment of Volunteers – Lia Bogod, Head of Volunteering at JVN

  • How to spot safeguarding issues in a CV
  • What safeguarding questions to ask in an application form
  • How to spot safeguarding issues in an interview

By the end of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Understand the key adult safeguarding legislation, guidance and procedures
  • Know how to spot safeguarding concerns in the work place and during the recruitment process
  • Explain how and when safeguarding concerns and/or allegations should be referred and managed
  • Review and assess the policies, procedures, safe working practices and codes of conduct for staff and volunteers, and take action if needed


Michael Sharp

After spending 37 years working in the nuclear industry, including writing procedures for a new quality management system, Michael took early retirement in order to take on various activities in the voluntary sector. In particular, Michael was asked to apply his extensive experience of working in a strict compliance structure to develop the policies and procedures needed for Chabad Community Care to become an independent organisation. This has led to Chabad Community Care being the first organisation in Manchester to be awarded the JVN Kitemark for Good Practice in Volunteer Management.

Lia Bogod

With a background in training, Lia worked on volunteer management at World Jewish Relief and in the NHS before joining JVN six years ago. Lia has developed numerous training programmes for volunteers and volunteer mangers. She has also developed the JVN Kitemark for Good Practice in Volunteer Management and has written JVN’s publication the Companion to Volunteering. Lia also runs the JVN Trustee Connection Service and works closely with JVN’s member charities giving them advice and support in volunteer management and trustee recruitment.

Maccabi – Dancing Strictly
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

Further details tbc

JVN Jewish Way of Life Training
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This session will explore the practices and customs of Judaism.
Topics will include:
  • Jewish community UK historical background
  • Jewish community denominations
  • Kosher food – what you need to know about dietary laws
  • Shabbat & Jewish festivals
  • Life cycle events explained
  • Prayer
  • Modesty
  • Q&A

The session will be run by experienced trainer and facilitator Sara Perlmutter, Education Development Manager at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. This event is suitable for anyone working or volunteering in the Jewish community who wants to learn more about its beliefs and customs.

UJIA Annual Dinner
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Details tbc

The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region Council Meeting
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am
The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region Council Meeting
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am