By Jonathan Kalmus, February 26, 2009
As South Manchester’s community continues on its suburban sprawl, Sephardi congregation Shaare Hayim is having a 200-seat satellite synagogue complex constructed in Hale.
The facility will cater for the many among the synagogue’s 589 members who have moved away from its Didsbury base. It will incorporate a hall, minister’s accommodation and classrooms.
Planning permission was received a few weeks ago after a five-year preparatory process during which two adjacent plots of land were purchased.