MLJC is a Jewish community in Manchester founded in 2006 and affiliated to Liberal Judaism and a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.
MLJC honour Jewish tradition, and seek to preserve all that is good in the Judaism of the past, but it lives in the present.
MLJC meet in Manchester City Centre for monthly Shabbat services and for the major festivals. MLJC is an accessible community.
MLJC wants Judaism to be an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities today and that Judaism should make its contribution to the betterment of society.
At MLJC, we embrace pluralism, modernity, equality and social justice as core Jewish values.
We welcome individuals, families and also couples in mixed marriages or partnerships and we have a vibrant LGBTQ+ membership as well.
Our community is diverse and we welcome all that wish to practice progressive Judaism in a warm, inviting and inclusive safe space.
MLJC offer lifecycle events as well as education for children as well as adult education.
Throughout the year MLJC host events including a Passover Seder and also collaborate with other progressive Jewish communities around the country as well as engaging with other progressive Jewish communities in and around Manchester.
We strive to ensure our services and events are accessible to everyone.
Whatever venue we use it will be wheelchair friendly. If possible we will use a venue with gender-neutral washrooms to enable Trans visitors feel comfortable.
We still have work to do to enable people with a sensory disability participate in services or meetings by providing support such as large-print or Braille siddurs, a loop system, signers or notetakers.
Our services are relaxed, visitors are encouraged to sit, stand or move about and take a break as they like.
Visitors have the option to read, sing or simply watch during the service, there is no pressure to do anything ! If you have any support needs please tell us, people have hidden disabilities and it is important we are told how we can help as we don't assume anything.