Thank you to everyone who joined our Artist Network Meet-up yesterday and to our amazing hosts homosandhoumous and ruthgram_, it was great having you! ❤️
We hope you enjoyed chatting and got your creative juices flowing. We’ll definitely be back with more meet-ups soon! ☕️
Meanwhile, if you’d like to join our Artist Network mailing list you can do it via our website. Just go to Get Involved -> Artist Network and fill the sign up form. It’s a great way to stay up to date with what’s coming up at MJM and we also share some exciting opportunities for you to get involved in! 👋
🎶🎹 Sat 25 June. THE AMERICAN-ISH SONGBOOK sung by emmasmith_music (of the the_puppini_sisters) with jamiesafir on piano. A swinging soirée celebrating the Jewish success stories behind the Great American Songbook. 8pm millgateartscentre in Saddleworth, Oldham #greatermanchester
🎫 Tickets £10 with code EMMA10 online bit.ly/USA-ish
We're looking for young people with an interest in Jewish Culture to join our Jewish Culture Club.
This free group meet each month to talk and share ideas and opinions on a range of Jewish culture - from TV & film, to books, modern music and video games. This January we're exploring therealbaddiel best-selling book 'Jews Don't Count'
Do you enjoy debating? Discovering new things? Exploring your Jewish identity or learning about other cultures?
Red Bank has historically marked the start of the Jewish community in Manchester and has been home to the mcrjewishmuseum since 1984.
Following a £6 million redevelopment, the museum is now re-open and includes a new gallery, café, shop and learning studio & kitchen as well as complete restoration of the stunning Spanish and Portuguese synagogue.
#MJMWrapped As 2021 draws to a close we wanted to reflect on what an enormous year it’s been and look back at some of our highlights. From starting the year online to our grand reopening in July 2021!
We’ve welcomed over 8,300 people through the doors of our museum plus over 1,100 school children to learn about Jewish history & culture. We've had an overwhelmingly positive response from visitors, press and peers.
We had events from audio-walking tours to baking workshops, art installations with mifestival to gigs & performances in our synagogue with tsitsitfringe . We celebrated our biggest cheethamfest yet, launched our gorgeous new café and opened our collection store!
And finally we bid a fond farewell to our beloved Chief Executive Max Dunbar and chair Andrew Singer after 10 years leading our museum.
We’re excited for what next year will bring and just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible. We’re taking a short break over the holidays but we’re back on 4 January. We wish all of you the very best for 2022 and hope to see you in the new year!
Thanks to our photographers too! Joel Chester Fildes, Philip Vile and Chris Payne
Big News - after 10 years and a multi-million reopening, our Chief Executive Max Dunbar and Chair of Trustees Andrew Singer QC will step down as they hand over the new museum for someone new to lead the organisation during the next stage of its journey.
Max Dunbar: “Leaving after so many years was never going to be easy, but now the new building is open and, I’m delighted to say, buzzing with activity, it feels like the right time to step aside and let someone new lead this incredible organisation into the future. I am excited to continue to support Manchester’s cultural organisations at the University of Manchester in my new role.
It has been a privilege to lead the museum during its transformation and through such an important period of its history. I am so proud of everything we have achieved and want to express my profound gratitude to our supporters, our contractors, our trustees, our visitors and most of all the staff and volunteers at the museum. They have all shaped what the museum is today and made us an invaluable and rich contribution to the history and culture of this great city.”
We are sad to be saying farewell to Max and Andrew after everything they have achieved for our stunning new museum. From everyone at the museum - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.