South Manchester Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee

  We joined with Bowdon Synagogue to host an afternoon  tea to celebrate the HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our Chair and former High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Mark Adlestone OBE DL, spoke about the patriotic Greater Manchester Jewish community.  Rabbi Lewis recited the specially composed prayer for the Platinum...

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Pendle Borough Council Fly a Palestinian Flag

The JRC have been made aware that Pendle Borough Council will once again be flying the Palestinian flag following the celebrations for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. We believe that the flying of Palestinian flags from town halls is divisive and harms community cohesion.  Having reviewed some of the reaction in...

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Langdon Jubilee Celebrations

Amazing Jubilee celebrations with the staff and residents of Langdon in Greater Manchester. Our CEO, Marc Levy, is photographed with Langdon Chief Executive, Neil Taylor and Head of Manchester, Penny Toubkin. We look forward to continuing our close working relationship.

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Professionals Development Day

Today, we joined with Lead, the Jewish Leadership Council and Leeds Jewish Representative Council for a Regional Professionals Development Day. The morning was opened by the Chair of the JLC, Keith Black.  The event brought together professionals from a number of communal organisations who benefitted from thoughtful, innovative and interesting...

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Fate Unknown Exhibition Collaboration

The JRC worked with the Wiener Library to bring their Fate Unknown Exhibition to the Manchester Jewish Museum. At the launch, our Chief Executive joined the library team, community members and the Lord Mayor. He spoke about the thriving Jewish community and the importance of Holocaust Education.

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Bury Conservative Party Antisemitism

It has been brought to our attention that Cllr Shabaz Arif has been named in the Bury Conservative Party Council Cabinet. Cllr Arif shared an article from the controversial publication The Canary which in our opinion contained antisemitic undertones.  No apology as been received and to date Cllr Arif has demonstrated...

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In Conversation with Christian Wakeford MP

The JRC, in partnership with North West Friends of Israel, hosted an In Conversation event with Mark Adlestone OBE DL and Christian Wakeford MP. Christian made headlines in January when he became the first MP in 15 years to cross the floor of the House, defecting from the Conservatives to...

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Conservative Candidate’s Antisemitic Social Media Posts

We are profoundly troubled by the latest revelation of antisemitic social media posts by a Conservative candidate in the forthcoming local elections. Sadly, it is now clear that these are not isolated incidents and there is a recurring issue with prospective Councillors posting racist content directed at the Jewish community....

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