Communal Diary

The Jewish Theatre Company Present ‘Dear Brutus’
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

‘Dear Brutus’ is a play, written by J M Barrie.  It will be directed for the JTC by Stacey Friedman.

An odd assortment of guests are invited by a mysterious old man to his country house for Midsummer Eve.

While there, they enter an enchanted wood to see what their lives would have been had they negotiated better the twists of fate that have shaped them all.



The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Michelle Wiseman will tell us all about “The Nicky!” Come and hear why you should not only attend our Club, but also visit the Nicky Alliance Centre, of which our Speaker is the Chief Executive.

UK Jewish Film Festival – ‘The Accountant of Auschwitz’ – Plus Q & A with Matthew Shoychet
Nov 21 @ 6:15 pm

Dir: Matthew Shoychet | Documentary | Canada 2018 | English and German with English subs | 78 mins
70 years after the end of the war, 94-year old Oskar Gröning was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. The defendant’s age and his role in overseeing the confiscation of the victims’ possessions on arrival at the camp sparked worldwide debate on his culpability and fitness to
stand trial.

This powerful documentary explores complex legal and moral questions, questions that affect not only our remembrance of the Holocaust but also the promise it will never happen again.

 Sponsored by Anonymous

“The film tracks the evolution of international law over the decades, which eventually allowed authorities to make the case against people like Gröning, hiding in plain sight for 70 years.”
Toronto Star


Chabad Whitefield – Ladies’ Pre Chanukah Candle Making
Nov 22 all-day

Further details tbc

UK Jewish Film Festival ‘Humor Me’
Nov 22 @ 6:15 pm


Dir: Sam Hoffman | Comedy/ Drama | USA 2017 | English | 93 mins | Cast: Jemaine Clement,  Elliott Gould 

With his wife leaving him for a French billionaire and his agent firing him, Nate – once a promising playwright in New York City – has no other choice but to crash at his dad’s retirement home in New Jersey. It may be his very last resort, but it is among his father’s senior citizen friends that Nate finally manages to climb out of his midlife funk.

Humor Me is a funny, heartwarming and candid account of the struggles of growing old (and older), with a starry cast including Elliott Gould and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords).

Sponsored by 
Judith Gordon and Alan Spier
+ Short: Wendy’s Shabbat

The Fed Caring Sunday
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Community Challenge Annual Quiz
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

Further details tbc.

Jewish Women’s Aid – ‘Domestic Abuse Doesn’t Happen in the Jewish Community.. Does It?’
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An informative discussion with a panel including representatives from Greater Manchester Police, Jewish Women’s Aid, and Salford independent Domestic Abuse Services.

JWA is the only specialist national charity who work with women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.  Domestic abuse affects all women – the Jewish community is no different.

Come along, learn how to support family and friends who might be affected, and celebrate the UN International Day to Elminate Violence Against Women.


Please contact Joanne to reserve your place (there is no charge).

The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This afternoon’s talk is entitled “The Founding of Ramsbottom.”  Come and hear Lavinia Todd, making a return visit to the Club, to tell us all about this pretty township on the other side of Bury.

The Nicky Invites You to a Loose Wo(men) Evening
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm

Our panel includes:

Edwina Currie, former Minister, writer and broadcaster, Nick Freeman, Celebrity lawyer, Mr Loophole, Lindsey Kushner, retired Judge, Mike Sweeney, BBC Radio Manchester presenter, Leanne Brown, Ex Real Housewives of Cheshire.

Chaired by Angela Epstein – Journalist and TV Broadcaster

Goody bag / prize raffle on the night.

Sponsored by Beauty Bay