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Muslim and Jewish Migration Stories

Greater Manchester has long had the second largest Jewish community in the UK. Historically it has always had a small Muslim community, and this has grown very significantly in the decades since World War 2.

Accordingly, in partnership with the British Muslim Heritage Centre, we have organised a new event which we have never run before.

A small group of Muslims and Jews will talk about what migration to the UK has meant for them personally, or for their ancestors.

The details are below:

Where

British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8BP.

There is car parking onsite.

When

Sunday 23 June at 7.00pm.

Speakers

MC - Executive Committee member Jackie Harrison.

Personal stories:

  • Afzal Khan CBE, MP for Manchester Gorton, who came from Pakistan
  • Cllr Heather Fletcher, Forum Co-Chair, whose great, great grandfather Jacob Libstein came to the UK from Lithuania in 1868.
  • Anne Isaac, a French Muslim convert who came to the UK 24 years ago.
  • Stephane Savary, National Vice Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, who migrated from France to the UK 13 years ago.
  • Cllr Amna Abdullatif who was born in the UK but spent her early childhood in her father's country of Libya before coming to the UK.
  • Jay Charara, Vice-Chair, Jewish Representative Council for Greater Manchester & Region, who came from Morocco to the UK.
  • Mohammed Amin, Forum Co-Chair, who came from Pakistan in 1952, following his father who originally came from India in 1931.
  • Dr Jacqueline Lewis, whose mother and maternal grandparents came from Vienna to the UK.

After the above have spoken, Cllr Heather Fletcher will chair a session of Q&A and contributions from the audience.

Catering

Tea, coffee, kosher biscuits, orange juice, apple juice, water.

Cost

The event is free to attend.

Booking

Numbers are limited to 50.

All who wish to attend must book by emailing mail@muslimjewish.org.uk by 10June.

 

Sunday 4 August at 13:00 - Annual Picnic

We will have our interfaith picnic. No need to book. Bring your own food and be prepared to share.

The location will be St Mary's Park, St Mary's Road, Prestwich. We will be in the picnic area next to the car park and the tennis courts.

If you want to use Google maps, we recommend searching for The Phoenix/St. Marys Park/St. Marys Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1GG, which is just a few yards beyond the picnic area. See map below.

 

 

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

The Muslim Jewish Forum promotes the work of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and vice versa.

 

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding logo with link to website

 

 

 

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