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Lincoln visit Sunday 6 October

We are organising a coach trip to Lincoln.

Why Lincoln?

There is considerable Jewish heritage in Lincoln dating back to medieval times. For example three out of the five remaining medieval Jewish houses in the UK are in Lincoln.

We will visit Jews Court, where the local Jewish community hold their services. This is next door to the famous Jews House, which is now a restaurant, and which dates back to the 12th century when it was associated with the thriving Jewish community in medieval England. Lincoln Cathedral was rebuilt after an earthquake with the help of money from "Aaron, the Jew of Lincoln."

In 1255, antisemitism was stoked up when the Jews were falsely accused of murdering a boy, Hugh of Lincoln, in the most famous "blood libel" case in British history. A few decades later in 1290 all Jews were expelled from the UK.

Since 1992 when a Liberal Synagogue was established there has been a resurgence of Jewish life in Lincoln, and the community has gone from strength to strength. There is also a small but growing Muslim community we intend to meet up with.

Logistics

09:00

Coach pick up in North Manchester

09:30

Coach pick up in South Manchester: British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8BP.

You can park in the BMHC car park, which is quite spacious. However please do not park directly in front of the marquee. There are plenty of spaces further away in the car park.

12:00

Arrive in Lincoln.

Pay as you go lunch in Pimento Tea Rooms, 26-27 Steep Hill Lincoln Lincolnshire LN2 1LU.

Or bring your own packed lunch.

13:30

Free guided Jewish heritage tour of Lincoln with members of the local Jewish and Muslim communities.

We will also have a Lincoln Cathedral tour. Lincoln Cathedral does not charge for entry on Sundays but does expect a donation.

15:30

Free time.

16:00

Coach leaves Lincoln

18:30

Coach arrives in Manchester, dropping off at the South and North pick up points.

Booking

Cost: £25 per person. This does not include the price of lunch. Lincoln Cathedral does not charge for entry on Sundays, but expects people to make a donation.

Bookings: Numbers are limit to 16. To reserve your place email mail@muslimjewish.org.uk Full payment will be due by 6 September (i.e. one month before the trip) and is non-refundable as we have to pay for the coach.

Loose Lawyers 31 October

This long-running event is always one of the most popular events of our year. A panel of two Jewish and two Muslim lawyers makes brief prepared remarks on the set topic and then take questions from the audience.

Full details are set out below:

Topic

Should the Government have the power to take away my citizenship?

Panel

Panel chair: Cllr Heather Fletcher - Solicitor

When

Thursday 31 October 2019 at 19:30

Where

Khizra Mosque, 425 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 0PF

Catering

Tea, coffee, fruit juice and kosher cakes will be provided.

Cost

Free

Booking

Please book by email to mail@muslimjewish.org.uk

RSVP by 24 October so we can get the catering numbers right.

Map for Khizra Mosque below.

Annual General Meeting 26 November

The Forum's AGM will be held on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 19:00.

The location will be Committee Room 4, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5AW.

A formal notice of meeting will be sent to Forum members by email.

Map below

 

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