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Jewish Manchester

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TfGM Travelshop

Piccadilly Gardens

City Centre

Manchester

M1 1RG

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They came from the ghettos of eastern Europe to escape the pogroms and build what is now the second biggest Jewish community in the country.

The Jewish history of Manchester city centre features some remarkable stories. At a city centre hotel one of the most significant meetings in the development of the state of Israel took place in 1906. At a different hotel, now 5 Star, public meetings took place in the 1930s, when it was Manchester’s main hall, that threatened the very existence of Jews in Britain.

At the Reform synagogue on Jackson’s Row, now threatened with demolition by the ex-Man Utd property developers, Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, gave a public talk in 1958 on the subject of, believe it or not, flying – a month before the Munich Air Disaster. On this tour we also go into St Ann’s Church to explain why it features much Hebrew writing. What a pity we can’t go into the Town Hall to meet the man who invited the Jews back into England in 1656, but we will divulge the whole story – of why officially there were no Jews in England at the time.

We end the tour in Central Library where the Jewish Museum of Cheetham Hill has a temporary home while the latter is being refurbished.

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M1 1RG

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