Over 100 people attended an interfaith event at Cheadle Mosque, with very strong representation by Yeshurun synagogue. This initiative was started by former Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahey, to bring communities together, and felt especially welcome after the events of the last few months. It was a really friendly, interesting evening, with representatives from the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Baha’i, Sikh and Buddist faiths, as well as the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, the Lord Mayor of Manchester and Cheadle MP Mary Robinson. Speakers from the various faiths talked about how fasting is practiced. These were followed by short speeches from the civic dignitaries on the need for unity, and praising the strength that diversity brings to Manchester.
We joined together to break the Ramadan fast with dates and water, and guests were then treated to Halal, Moroccan or kosher food – possibly the first time a Ramadan fast was broken with chopped and fried fish!
Rabbi Chanan Atlas of Yeshurun, Gatley & Cheadle said “Tonight was a meaningful expression of tolerance. We all believe in different religions; have our own set of dogma or lack thereof; some of our convictions do contradict each other’s. Yet despite all that, our humanity, civility and shared values unite us in our call for tolerance and cooperation. I thank Cheadle Mosque and its leaders from the bottom of my heart for their welcoming and gracious hospitality. May this beautiful evening serve as an example for good interfaith relations.”
Further info at http://www.muslimjewish.org.uk/Past-events/Iftar-27-6-2016.html
If you are looking for a Shul that offers a welcoming and tolerant view on modern Orthodox Judaism in South Manchester, then you have come to the right place.
Our community has been established for 50 years, with an enviable reputation for friendliness and a welcoming atmosphere.
Would you like a Shabbat service in your own home?
Perhaps you can’t manage the walk to Shul or have a special occasion?
Yeshurun Spirit of Shabbat will bring the service to YOU!
We are launching The Spirit of Shabbat (a mobile shabbat service) that will take place in the homes of those who may not be able to make it to shul. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you!
Available for Friday night or Shabbat Minchah/Seudah services. We’ll bring everything necessary to run the service including the Rabbi!
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When it comes to celebrating special occasions, we know you want a venue with a warm atmosphere and endless possibilities for creating a simcha to remember.
At Yeshurun Synagogue we have two halls available, so whether you’re planning a small, family Shabbat lunch or an all-out glitzy party, we have what you’re looking for in a Kosher venue in South Manchester.
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