They give as good as they get at King David

By Charlotte Oliver, June 4, 2015

Pupils at King David High School have been on a recent winning streak.

Fresh from seeing their Manchester school - which is made up of three campuses, King David, Yavneh Yeshiva and Yavneh Girls - marked "outstanding" in all categories in its recent Ofsted inspection, they proved they could be just as successful in their charitable endeavours.


Manchester museum to revamp thanks to Lottery

May 28, 2015

Manchester Jewish Museum has received a £426,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major development project.


Manchester's big leap is to try to become more united

By Barry Toberman, May 28, 2015

It is said that there are three Jewish communities in Greater Manchester - north, south, and Charedi. The former is the longest established, the south attracts some of the more affluent community members, and the strictly Orthodox accounts for a rising proportion of a Jewish population variously estimated at between 27,000 and 30,000.


The Fed exercise classes

March 5, 2015

A Bury-backed health initiative and exercise group has brought together women from the extreme ends of the religious Jewish spectrum.

The Fed is partnering Bury council in running health-related courses aimed at women, under the I Will If You Will banner.


Charities wait to count cost of cuts

By Josh Jackman, March 5, 2015

Manchester charities face a nervous few weeks as they wait to see how swingeing council cuts impact on their services.

Salford City Council last week approved a cost-slashing budget, having already cut £118 million since 2010.


Shechita appeal

By Josh Jackman, February 19, 2015

More than 43,000 people have signed a petition calling for the continued protection of religious slaughter in Britain.

Manchester's Jewish Representative Council and the city's Muslim Jewish Forum created the petition this week.

The move comes ahead of a parliamentary debate due to take place on Monday at which MPs will discuss the future of non-stun slaughter.


Loving the Limmud line-up

By Josh Jackman, February 5, 2015

MP Ivan Lewis, Board of Deputies leaders Laura Marks and Alex Brummer and the UK's senior Sephardi rabbi, Joseph Dweck, were among the speakers who drew a crowd of 600 to Manchester Limmud on Sunday.

The programme at William Hulme's Grammar School covered subjects as diverse as antisemitism, meditation and circus skills.

Co-chair Rebecca Lewis said feedback had been overwhelmingly positive.


Manchester moves to involve young planners

By Josh Jackman, February 5, 2015

Young adults are being given an opportunity to shape their own future in Manchester in a bid to stem the drift of twentysomethings to London.

As part of a proposed restructuring, Manchester Jewish Representative Council will create an executive youth and community working group as one of six elements of its operations.


Footballers forced to train in equality

By Josh Jackman, January 22, 2015

A Sunday League junior football team who had a player shouting antisemitic abuse during a match against a Jewish side has been told all of its officials, players and their parents must attend an equality workshop.

The punishment for under-16s side Curzon Ashton's disorderly conduct aggravated by discrimination is unprecedented for a Manchester County Football Association side.

The player sho


It's a rap for schools

January 22, 2015

A Salford grandmother is the unlikely catalyst behind a national rap competition for Jewish schools. is the brainchild of Manchester King David Primary teacher Bracha Dadash, 49. The donor-funded project will give schools and cheders the resources to compose, record and shoot a video.