Manchester Jewish Students (MJS) is made up of Manchester, Man Met and Salford universities.
For Jewish Students in Manchester there is always a lot going on.
The socials range from Friday Night Fever, Festive Parties, the annual Charity Ball, Pub Quizzes, Bagel Lunches as well as Bar crawls and clubbing nights at Manchester's top venues. Manchester is lucky enough to have some exciting guest speakers and for active students the J-Soc gets very involved with on-campus campaigns. Also students can join the Student Football team and the weekly Zumba sessions (girls only), which are both fun ways to socialise and keep in shape!
MJS (Manchester Jewish Students) will also be running a new Israel Education Programme: 'Machon MJS' which have sessions and events on the conflict, Israeli History/Politics, Culture and Ulpan Lessons.
Jewish Student Testimonies
"I could not be happier with my choice of Manchester, the city, the Jewish society, the University, everything about it makes me love it here. It lives up to its high reputation"
"MJS - LOVE IT!" (MJS= Manchester Jewish Society!)
"I signed up for J-Soc during Freshers Week with the view of not attending many events. I've been to every event so far, am now an active committee member and even found my closest friends through J-Soc!"
The nightlife in Manchester is second to none. There are plenty of night clubs and bars, some of which J-Soc hire out for our events, making them a night not to be missed. Manchester is also home to the Trafford Centre, providing the ultimate shopping experience.
Kosher Food & Accommodation
Hillel House is the place to live for kosher food and accommodation. Kosher meals are also provided at the majority of J-Soc events.
Hillel House provides kosher catering for its residents. All students are invited to enjoy Mrs Prager's famous meat pie every Wednesday at Hillel House. The student union now sells kosher sandwiches to brighten up university lunchtimes and for home-cooked meals, kosher meat can be bought from numerous shops in north Manchester, a 20-minute drive from campus. J-Soc plans to sell kosher meat in Fallowfield in the near future.
Local Synagogue Information
The Synagogue (Orthodox) in Manchester is also a student centre. It has recently been renovated, so from the outside it is a traditionally beautiful building and on the inside it is ultra-modern. There are services every Shabbat and most mornings. Manchester also has two Reform Synagogues, Jackson's Row in the City Centre and Menorah in Cheadle.
Jackson's Row (Reform) - http://jacksonsrow.org/
Menorah (Reform) - http://www.menorah.org.uk
Wilbraham Road Shul (Orthodox) - South Manchester Synagogue Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M14 6JS. Tel: 0161 224 1366
Local Community Information
The local community is populated mostly by students, which adds to the buzz of the great life one has whilst living in Manchester.
Manchester is the place to be for Jewish students due to its friendly and vibrant atmosphere- don't be shy to get in touch. We look forward to seeing you soon!
University of Manchester - www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/opendays