Open event is big suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

AN ex­hi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing Jewish Life, Arts and En­ter­prise in the town has been of­fi­cially opened.

The ex­hi­bi­tion has been cu­rated by Jewish his­to­rian Basil Jeuda, of San­dring­ham Road, Hurds­field, who has been work­ing with In­cu­ba­tion Arts to cu­rate the ex­hi­bi­tion which looks at the lives of Jewish fam­i­lies who made Mac­cles­field their home fol­low­ing the Se­cond World War.

The dis­play - ‘Cel­e­brat­ing Jewish Life, Art and En­ter­prise in Mac­cles­field Dur­ing World War Two’ - com­mem­o­rates the 75th an­niver­sary of the open­ing of the Mac­cles­field Syn­a­gogue at 62 Ch­ester­gate, now Charles Roe House, where the ex­hi­bi­tion was opened.

At the grand open­ing Basil read from the Sepher to­rah - Scroll of the Law - that was for­merly in Mac­cles­field’s own Syn­a­gogue, and had been bor­rowed for the day from the Co­hen fam­ily and the nearby Cheshire Re­form Con­gre­ga­tion.

Speak­ing af­ter the event, he said: “Nearly 150 peo­ple were present when Her Wor­ship­ful the Mayor of Cheshire East, Coun­cil­lor Hilda Gad­dum for­mally opened it on Sun­day, 20th March.

“She re­ferred to how well the town and sur­round­ing ar­eas had re­sponded to the ar­rival dur­ing the War of evac­uees from Lon­don and to refugees from Europe, and how much the busi­nesses, re­lo­cated from Lon­don, had con­trib­uted to eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity lo­cally and to the war ef­fort.”

The free ex­hi­bi­tion is open Wed­nes­days to Sun­days, 11am to 4pm, un­til May 2.

●● Basil Jeuda, with Julie Hamer, di­rec­tor of In­cu­ba­tion Arts, and Jeff Teas­dale, trustee In­cu­ba­tion Arts

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