Hale eruv plan is opposed

By Charlotte Oliver, July 21, 2016

Renewed plans for an eruv in Hale, Manchester, could lead to "an increase in antisemitism", a local Tory councillor has claimed.

Patrick Myers voiced his concerns after a letter on plans for a 12-mile religious boundary was sent to residents by the Hale Eruv Project Trust, headed by Rabbi Joel Portnoy of Hale and District Hebrew Congregation.


Manchester museum wins Times accolade

By Cathy Forman, July 20, 2016

Manchester Jewish Museum has been named as the 10th best small museum in the UK by The Times. Ranked alongside the SS Great Britain, Norwich Castle and the Horniman Museum, MJM came in at number 10 out of 25 small museums from across the UK.


Dinner boosts cancer support in north

July 8, 2016

Chai Cancer Care's northern services will be expanded as a result of the £275,000 raised from a Manchester dinner attended by 470 supporters.

Welcoming guests, benefactor Stuart Marks said: "We need to ensure that we give all those affected by a cancer diagnosis and their families a place to go here in our city that will match everything that gives Chai in London its global reputation as the l


Shul's festival escorts

June 10, 2016

Extra police officers will be deployed in Manchester to help congregants get to Prestwich synagogues for Shavuot during a major music festival.

The Parklife festival will attract thousands of fans this weekend for a bill including Jess Glynne and the Chemical Brothers.

Organisers have worked with the police, the city council and the local Orthodox Jewish Liaison Committee to try to ensure sa


Ref gets shirty for The Fed

By Josh Jackman, June 10, 2016

Premier League referee Anth-ony Taylor was onside for Manchester welfare charity The Fed when he addressed a fundraiser at its Heathlands Village.

Mindful of the stars he will once again encounter on English grounds next season, anecdotes relating to his favourite and least favourite players were shared on condition of confidentiality.

The Mancunian official - who refereed international matc


Fed meets changing care needs

May 27, 2016

Oakwood, a new living area for those in the advanced stages of dementia, is the latest stage in the redevelopment of Manchester welfare charity The Fed's Heathlands site.

The facility, opened by charity vice-chaiman David Eventhall, increases Heathlands' mental health nursing capacity from nine to 12, in line with the rising need for specialist dementia care.


Stories of suffering and hope at northern event

May 12, 2016

Award-winning author Thomas Harding, whose uncle - German refugee Hanns Alexander - was instrumental in bringing Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss to justice, was a keynote speaker at Manchester's Yom Hashoah commemoration.

A crowd of nearly 900 at the AJ Bell Stadium also heard from survivor Icek Alterman, who gave a moving account of the challenges in building a new life in Manchester after


Federation growing in the north

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2016

The Federation of Synagogues has continued its expansion from London into Manchester with the addition of its second northern community.

It has taken on Kehillas Kol Yaakov in Prestwich, a congregation of more than 60 members founded two years ago by young professionals who had moved to the area.

The Federation has bought land to build a synagogue and a planning application will be submitted


Manchester Maccabi 1st seal County Cup triumph

By Darren Witcoop, April 20, 2016

Manchester Maccabi 1st 0
Waterloo 0
Manchester Macc win 8-7 on pens

SAM HATTON was the penalty shootout hero as Manchester Maccabi 1st made history by lifting the County Cup for the first time.

A tense final at Trafford FC was settled when Waterloo blazed their seventh spot-kick over the crossbar and Hatton kept his never to start the celebrations.


Shop ban for activist

By Josh Jackman, April 14, 2016

A man has been ordered to stay away from an Israeli shop which was the subject of mass protests during the last Gaza conflict.

A two-year restraining order will prohibit David Addison, 47, from entering the area around Kedem Cosmetics in Manchester city centre until April 2018.