Youth Groups

Aish HaTorah Manchester
tel: 0161 798 6789
fax: 0161 773 9387

Inclusive social & educational programmes predominantly focusing upon 16-30 age group.  Branches in Hendon, Edgware, Essex, City of London, Manchester, Birmingham & Leeds.  Specialising in informal Jewish identity programmes in sixth form, universities and young singles.  Subsidised trips to Israel, Poland, USA and South Africa.

Bnei Akiva
tel: 0161 740 1621
fax: 0161 740 8018
email: [email protected]

Bnei Akiva – the largest religious Zionist youth movement in the UK. Branches in Manchester Region: Cheadle, Hale, Salford, Whitefield. Our northern office is also responsible for Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, and Nottingham branches – and more! Inter-branch activities include summer and winter camps.

Activities in Manchester: Weekly meetings for children 6-17 years old are held on topics relevant to modern Jewish religious life and a modern Zionist life. Weekly Minyanim at the Bayit (Friday night times vary, Shabbat mornings 9.30am), which have been described as the hidden gem in Manchester – highly recommended – why not try it yourself?

Weekly learning programme one night a week – check for details.

B’nos Agudas Yisroel – Girls Groups
tel: 0161 740 0566

Activities at weekends, summer camp, outings, lectures, ramblling club, handicraft group – for girls between the ages of 4 and 24 years.

Ezra (5 – 18 years)
tel: 0777 084 1203
email: [email protected]
Area: Prestwich & Salford. Time: Shabbat afternoon. For more info contact 0161 740 2864, 9am-5pm

Federation of Zionist Youth (FZY)
tel: 0161 721 4782/4
fax: 0161 740 7407
email: [email protected]

FZY is one of the strongest youth movements in the country.  We are religiously pluralist and apolitical.  We meet in members’ homes on Sunday nights 8.00pm-10.00pm.  FZY holds Jewish and Zionist meetings, social activities and both regional and national events.

Habonim Dror
Socialist-Zionist Youth Movement
tel: 0161 795 9447
fax: 0161 740 1981
Habonim Dror is a Socialist, Zionist, Culturally Jewish youth movement with activities running from Glasgow to London. We promote Tikkun Olam and empowerment of young Jews through our Weekly “Kenim” and Summer Camps.  Join us on Facebook or check the website: for details and timings.

Email: [email protected] .

Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade – Manchester Companies
tel: 0161 767 8890
email: [email protected]

The JLGB is the United Kingdom’s longest established Jewish youth organisation founded in 1895.  JLGB groups are situated throughout the UK, with Junior groups for ages 8-11 years and Senior groups for ages 11-18 years.

There are five groups in Manchester: Cheadle Seniors and Cheadle Juniors meet at North Cheshire Jewish Primary School, Whitefield Seniors meet at Whitefield Synagogue, Whitefield Juniors meet at Bury & Whitefield School and Manchester Band meet at King David Junior School.

The JLGB provides numerous activities and is the only exclusively Jewish Operating Authority for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  Through its national volunteering programme the JLGB offers volunteering opportunities and awards to almost every Jewish primary and secondary school in the UK.

JLGB has been awarded Approved National Open College Network Centre status in accordance with their qualification and credit framework standards.  By linking its training with NOCN, the JLGB is the first Jewish National Voluntary Youth Organisation to offer nationally-accredited training qualifications to its members.

Keren Mamosh (Our Future)
Registered Charity No. 1103219
tel: 0161 766 1812

Working to establish a dedicated centre for our young people and for the benefit of the whole community.

Junior Stage 80

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’.

email: [email protected]

Lubavitch Community and Youth Centre
tel: 0161 720 9514

RSY Netzer
tel: 0161 831 7092
fax: 0161 839 4865
email: [email protected]

RSY-Netzer runs local, regional and national programmes for ages 8+.  The three main bases for the local events are Menorah Synagogue (Cheshire Reform Congregation), Jackson’s Row (Manchester Reform Synagogue) and Shaarei Shalom (North Manchester Reform Congregation).

tel: 0161 705 7080
email: [email protected]

A partnership between the Community Security Trust and Maccabi GB working with young Jewish people aged 11-18, focusing on personal safety and personal development.

The Hub
Tel: 0161 928 8215
email: [email protected]

The Hub is a Jewish community youth centre based on the outskirts of Hale, serving Jewish youth aged between 11-18years.  For details about our events and regular activities please contact our youth worker, Marc Fink via the e-mail address above.  The Hub aims to inspire young Jewish people, to contribute positively to their community and to provide a social framework to strengthen Jewish identity.

The Jewish Youth Project
tel: 0161 766 7744
email: [email protected]

The Jewish Youth Project is officially closed.  However, enquiries regarding Jewish provision in Manchester, support for Jewish youth work or professional development of youth workers can still be made to the above contact details.

UJIA JAMS Jewish Activities in Mainstream School

UJIA JAMS provides Jewish experiences to Jewish pupils in Mainstream Schools in the form of Jewish discussion groups and talks, lunches and social events.

tel: 0161 740 1825 ext 2
email: [email protected]

UJIA-JLEC – Jewish Life Education Centre (MAKOR)
tel: 0161 740 1825
email: [email protected]

The educational resource and training centre of the UJIA and Jewish Agency, for young people and the community providing Jewish and Zionist programmes and training. Working with Jewish youth clubs, Zionist youth movements and local university students, and offering Jewish and Zionist education, consultancy, support, leadership training and much more….