Mitzvah day team go green-fingered

By Peter Stanners

Local volunteers have been getting their hands dirty on a Faith in Communities Allotment in Gorton, Manchester, to prepare it for the winter season.

As part of Mitzvah day, a Jewish led day of social action, the green-fingered group trimmed hedges, cleaned tools and painted the sheds on the triple-sized allotment on Sunday 21 November 2010.

The allotment is run in partnership with several community organisations and provides many services, such as growing food for the disadvantaged people and running workshops on healthy eating, green exercise and poultry care.

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Forum celebrates Muslims that saved Jews

By Peter Stanners

A local inter-faith group has celebrated the brave Muslims who saved Jewish lives in World War Two.

On Sunday 23 October 2010 Manchester Muslim Jewish Forum members and local dignitaries attended the 70 Righteous Muslims Who Saved Jews In The Second World War event to remember the strong ties between Islam and Judaism.

Cllr Mark Hackett, Lord Mayor of Manchester, attended the celebration at Manchester Jewish Museum along with 80 other guests.

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Jewish Muslim fundraiser nets £30k

By Pete StannersManchester’s Muslim Jewish Forum exceeded its own expectations by raising an incredible £30,000 for charity at very special celebration.

The forum, which rose the funds money for the victims of the Pakistan floods, beat its target by more than £10,00o at the Eid and Post Yom Kippur Gala.

The event, which was held at the Mere Golf Club on Sunday 26 September 2010, was attended by 600 people and featured variety of entertainment including a live Klezmer band, a ladies fashion show and children’s entertainment in the form of face-painting and a bouncy castle.

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Faith forums share fun picnic

THE MUSLIM Jewish Forum and Christian Muslim Forum of Greater Manchester enjoyed learning about different cultures at their annual picnic recently.

Taking place for the fourth year in a row, the picnic brought together members of three different faiths from the North West on Sunday 18 July 2010.

Attendees had a wonderful time, despite the drizzly Manchester weather, sharing food and stories at the boating lake in Heaton Park.

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MJF hosts domestic abuse event

THE MUSLIM Jewish Forum for Greater Manchester is hosting an evening which addresses domestic abuse issues.

The Law and Domestic Violence Issues in Muslim and Jewish Communities event has been organised to give local people an insight into why this kind of abuse occurs and will discuss how it can be stopped

To find out more about this event visit the main Manchester Mouth website.

MJF tour Spain

MEMBERS of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester recently visited Spain to learn about the religious history of the country.

The party from MJF explored sights and architecture in Granada and Cordoba as these areas were once a notable centre of Islamic and Jewish civilisation.

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Jews to donate bone marrow

A LEUKAEMIA charity has called on Manchester-based Jews to come and give blood and potentially save a man’s life.

The Anthony Nolan Trust are hosting an event to get more people to sign up to the UK bone marrow register and to help find a donor for Steve Rothberg.

“I am 44 years old. Until March last year, life was great – great job, football, occasional half marathon, family time with my wife and 2 young daughters. Now I need a life saving bone marrow transplant,” Rothberg posted on the Spit for Steve Facebook site.

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