From sponsored group hikes in the great outdoors, to sweet challah baking in the comfort of your kitchen, JLife inspires you to stay in or go out as you please, with its selection of virtual and in-person Jewish events on the horizon.
Historic Jewish Quarter Experience | TBC June | Manchester Jewish Museum
Experience Cheetham Hill Road as never before as Bare Project Theatre Company whisks you off on a multi-sensory walk around the city’s historic Jewish quarter as part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s reopening season. Characters from the archives lead you through the streets and through time as you find out why the area remains one of the most diverse in the country.
TREK4THEFED | Ullswater | 13th June| £40 + minimum household sponsorship £150
One of The Fed’s most popular challenges is open for sign-ups, as raring ramblers prepare to take on the natural splendour of the Lake District in the name of raising funds for the social care charity. Set against some of the most dramatic scenery to be found in the UK, The Ullswater Circular Challenge is a 33km loop reaching 357m at its highest point, taking in the magnificent Aira Force Waterfall.
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FOOD & DRINK
Sweet Challah Bake for Shavuot | Zoom | 16th May | Free
Join the Menorah Young Families Group for a guided virtual baking session, where leader Jay Ormrod will walk you through his recipe for sweet challah to celebrate Shavuot. The group provides an opportunity for young families to come together for support, and while the events are aimed at children up to the age of five, anyone is welcome to join the fun.
The Arab and Jewish Questions Q&A | Zoom | 5th May | Free
Authors Leila Farsakh and Bashir Bashir will mark the launch of their latest book in conversation with two of the publication’s contributors, Moshe Behar and Nadia Fadil, in an online event hosted by The Centre of Jewish Studies. Shedding new light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the discussion will reveal the inseparability of Arab and Jewish struggles for self-determination and political equality.
The Jews of Hollywood | Hope Mill Theatre | 15th to 18th June | £TBC
Charting the rise of Hollywood producers from the shtetls of Eastern European to the mansions of Beverly Hills, Chris Whittaker’s West End production documents the golden age of Jewish cinema that gave rise to stars from Barbra Streisand to Bette Midler. Crammed full of showstopping Jewish classics, the musical explores the highs and lows of the American dream on Hollywood Boulevard.