PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, ALL COMMUNAL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The event will take place over 27 and 28 February and 1 March
We valued past opportunities to bring Jewish Book Week authors to Manchester and look forward to when we can do so again. Unsurprisingly, Jewish Book Week 2021 is online and the first chance for Manchester to access the entire London programme. Enjoy the 9 days of Q&As, talks and debates and some 100 speakers, all available in your own home.
JSCN Director, Ed Horwich with Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Omer Yankelevitch and Israel Ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely.
Live musical havdalah with Rabbi Danny Bergson.
An evening of celebration and connection joining communities from across the UK and Israel.
UK time 7pm, Israel time 9pm
Join Theatre Chef Leo Burtin on an online culinary journey through our archives, where stories come alive through taste and you can join in from home in our February Trailblazer.
Cook your dish in advance using our recipe and together taste the dishes inspired by the stories in our archive as Leo tells you of the personal histories and lives behind each meal. Sign up early to receive your free spice kit so you can create your own dish at home. By sitting together (online), making together, and eating together, we will learn of the power of food as a way of rediscovering our past and sharing our own stories, as we taste the past, together.
A must for foodies who love stories as a side order.
The event is free but please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkde6tpj8iG9bpODFHzNtGjpQOjlbQMQwJ
Purim is a particularly happy Jewish festival, and provides a reason to have fun, if we needed any excuse!
This year, we have organised the Forum’s first every Purim, despite not yet being able to get together in person. The details are below:
Event Chair: MJF Co-Chair Cllr Heather Fletcher
David Berkley QC, Forum Executive Committee member, will explain the Purim story, and why Jews celebrate Purim the way that they do.
Klezmer music organised by Dr Richard Fay of Manchester University.
Comedian Steven Pearlman
Heather Fletcher will teach how to make hamantashen, the small cookies traditionally made at Purim
Comedian Marilyn Berg
A brief word from the new Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Cllr John Mullen
Judging of fancy hat competition (see below)
More Klezmer music organised by Dr Richard Fay of Manchester University.
Vote of thanks by Forum Executive Commitee Member Jackie Harrison
You are encouraged, but not required (!) to wear a fancy hat.
Tahara Amin will judge the most spectacular women’s hat and Afzal Khan MP the most spectacular men’s hat. The winners will be celebrated with applause. Plus eternal fame with your picture on our website, but only if you want that!
Richard Pater, director of BICOM in Israel will give a special briefing on the upcoming Israeli elections, including the most up to date Israeli polls, potential coalitions and external factors which could play a role in the outcome.
It will be followed by a Q & A with the audience, moderated by Board of Deputies of British Jews Senior Vice-President Sheila Gewolb.
For security, you need to register in advance. Please do so using the following link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We look forward to having many of your community members join us at this important event.