City Councillors look forward to working with the Sharston community after visiting Menorah Synagogue.
Local councillors visited members at Menorah Synagogue during Mitzvah Day to discuss how the council could help the congregation in supporting its Sharston community.
Lead by Manchester City Council Leader, Bev Craig, the group met congregation Chair, David Rabin, alongside Vice-Chair, Laura Cohen, and Outreach Coordinator, Eve Davidson.
Sitting adjacent to one of the more deprived areas in the country, Menorah Synagogue is acutely aware of the desperate plight of the country’s poorest families.
Many Jewish organisations and local charities have also been supported by Menorah members including The Fed, Jewish Women’s Aid, Mustard Tree, and The Wellspring.
Over the course of the Mitzvah Day visit, the group of councillors discussed the congregation’s inclusive approach to helping its neighbours with supplies of food, clothes, and household wares during the cost-of-living crisis.
The meeting also aimed to build existing networks between the two organisations in order to tackle some of the challenges faced across the wider community.
“It’s always a pleasure to meet our elected representatives,” said Menorah synagogue Chair, David Rabin. “We had a constructive discussion covering many topics. This support will continue as long as there is need in the area.”