Social & Cultural Organisations, Associations & Clubs

’45 Aid Society (Manchester Branch)
tel: 0161 740 4608

Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)
tel: 0161 773 4091

Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (AJEX)
tel: 0161 740 9583

Association of Jewish Golf Clubs & Societies
tel: 020 8492 0420

B’nai B’rith Cheshire Unity Lodge
email: [email protected]

Club Thursday
tel: 0161 445 0152

Meets at 2pm every Thursday in Sha’are Hayim Synagogue Hall, Didsbury. Also arranges holidays, outings etc.

Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club
tel: 0161 928 2605; fax: 0161 929 8975

email:[email protected]


Faith Network 4 Manchester
tel: 0161 833 8822
email: [email protected]
email: [email protected];  website:
FN4M focuses on both inter-faith and multi-faith work, the former bring people of different faiths together to improve awareness, understanding and respect, the latter seeing people of different faiths undertaking social action projects and representing a joint faith perspective to other bodies.
FN4M runs several projects including
• ‘In Your Faith’ sessions – raising awareness about different faiths, disavowing myths and challenging stereotypes, with trained presenters going into schools and youth projects to outline the basics of the major faiths while showing that people of different faiths can work together.
• Training- for those involved in Faith and interfaith work on a range of Community Development topics.
• Faith Dialogues – forums for discussing some of the current ‘hot’ issues of interest within faith communities with a focus on identifying further social action that can be undertaken.
• Growing Faith in Community Allotment – providing free produce to some of the most in need groups of people in Mancheste
• Representation & Consultation – on behalf of Manchester’s faith communities to bodies including Police Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs), the Challenging Hate Forum, Health and Council Services.
• Manchester Multifaith Centre – the first such centre for the city offering opportunities for faiths to meet together or on their own in a free space near Manchester city centre.

Hillel House Manchester
tel: c/o 0161 720 8721

Greater Manchester Council of Christians and Jews
tel: 0161 448 1618

email: [email protected];  website:

Greater Manchester Jewish Police Association
tel: 0161 856 6201; fax: 0161 856 6226

email: [email protected]


Hindu-Jewish Association Manchester
tel: 0161 720 8721

email: [email protected]

Fostering better understanding and relations between our communities, sharing experiences and developing links between professionals working in education, youth, welfare, law and security.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
North Manchester Branch
email: [email protected]

Founded in 1992 in London, the Society now has about 1000 members. The North Manchester Branch first met in November 2001. We hold regular meetings at Broughton Library for either a Family Tree Workshop or a speaker on aspects of genealogical research. We aim to encourage and assist family tree research and facilitate the exchange of information. We have approximately 200 files and reference books for the use of members. Our annual conference/genealogy fair takes place each May.

Jewish Heritage UK
tel: 0161 238 8621

email: [email protected]


Caring for the historic synagogues and sites of Britain’s Jewish community.

Jewish Singles and Community Development – L’Chaim Club

A network for young Jewish adults aged 25-40. It is a resource to help integrate this age group within the Jewish community and runs social events including barbecues, cruises and parties. Our traditional Friday night get-togethers bring together people from diverse religious backgrounds and affiliations in the warmth and homeliness of a Friday night. The Committee has representation from a cross-section of the Jewish community including orthodox, progressive/reform and traditional backgrounds, and keeps a database.

Catch Personal Introductions caters for the age range 21-70.

For more information please ring 0161 929

9999 or 0870 789 8882

Jewish Theatre Company
email: [email protected]

We have about 150 members – adult and junior, and put on shows, plays and concerts to a professional standard. We make regular donations to Jewish local and national charities, including Israel.

Junior Stage 80
tel: 0161 928 0324

email: [email protected]

Junior Stage 80 is a stage group based in South Manchester for year 6 children upwards.  We put on a musical show at the Waterside Theatre, Sale in December each year attracting large audiences.  The children receive professional direction in acting, music and choreography.  JS80 has won many awards from the Greater Manchester Drama Federation for its productions of ‘Gregory’s Girl’, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.  Now, owing to popular demand, we are including adults in our shows.

Manchester B’nai B’rith Lodge
tel: 077302 69749

Manchester Jewish Soccer League
tel: 0161 798 4576

Manchester Maccabi Community & Sports Club
tel: 0161 492 0040

email: [email protected]


Activities include:

On the 3G All weather pitches – football coaching, tag rugby, netball shoot out, quick cricket, uni hoc

In the Members Lounge – internet cafe, Macc’s Bar, Macc’s Bistro

In the Multi-Purpose Hall –

circuit training, face painting, fencing, Israeli dancing, karate, kick-boxing, krav maga, senior work out, Streetwise, table tennis

Other activities –

pilates, yoga, personal safety for women, first aid for parents, bridge, quiz nights, young club and much more….

Muslim-Jewish Forum, Manchester
tel: 07930 534422

email: [email protected]

Northern Jewish Cricket League
tel: 0793 053 4422

email: [email protected]

The league runs adult League, Cup and Twenty/20 tournaments as well as Under 14s Twenty/20 tournament.  New players and teams are always welcome and should contact the Chairperson.

Northern Lights

A social and cultural group that meets monthly in members’ homes.
Tel: 0161 796 8319

Pennine Wayfarers Rambling Club

2019 is our Golden Jubilee Year
50 years of walking in the Countryside
We provide a varied programme of walks every week throughout the year, also weekends, coach trips etc.

Visit our Facebook group.

Enquiries to [email protected]

Or phone: 07762 42 77 92

Phoenix Society
tel: 0161 766 4660

Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club
tel: 0161 740 6447

Senior citizens and JNF fundraisers meeting at Maccabi Community & Sports Club

Second Generation
tel: 0161 795 0731

The Second Generation Group in Manchester constitutes the children of Holocaust survivors.  Although it is managed by the offspring of the ’45 Aid Society and Holocaust survivors, its membership is open to all children/2nd Generation whose parents were victims of Nazi persecution.  Our primary objective is to preserve, perpetuate and protect the memory and testimonies of those who perished and those who survived but sadly are no longer with us.  We will act as a support group both for survivors and 2nd Generation.  Our remit also involves Holocaust education and awareness, contributing to sustaining the Yom Hashoah memorial presentation.  It is also our additional responsibility to respond constructively to contemporary genocides by increasing awareness and consolidate with other like-minded campaigns.

The Shoah Centre
Registered Charity No 1077982

tel: 0161 773 6222

Whitefield Golf Club
tel: 0161 351 2700
fax: 0161 351 2712

email: [email protected]