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Manchester

Manchester Jewish Community Centre

Jubilee School, Bury Old Rd, Salford, Manchester M7 4QY, United Kingdom

Manchester Jewish Museum

190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LW, United Kingdom

Jewish Museum, Manchester ©WikiCommons (Richerman)

With 30000 Jews, Manchester has the highest Jewish population in Great Britain after London. Ashkenazic and Sephardic immigrants came here between 1883 and 1905. Many of the Oriental Jews were drawn by the cotton industry, which processed the raw material from North America. The city still has about forty synagogues.

The  Jewish museum is housed in a Spanish and Portuguese-rite synagogue dating from 1874 that was saved from destruction and transformed into a museum in 1985. It is a magnificent structure with a splendid collection of Judaica.