Another eruv on the way for Manchester
PLANS ARE afoot to establish an eruv in the Greater Manchester town of Whitefield.
Whitefield Hebrew Congregation has “a route and a scheme” for a religious boundary that would permit Orthodox Jews to carry certain items on Shabbat, its minister Rabbi Jonathan Guttentag has told the JC.
However, he stressed that it is “still in the planning stages”, as negotiations with local authorities are yet to begin and halachic details still to be ironed out. He declined to give a time scale for completion.
The boundary will cover almost all of his community’s 700 households, and is likely to attract new young families to the area, he said. As the JC reported in August, the Manchester and District Council of Synagogues is planning to establish an eruv to cover the Jewish heartland of Broughton Park and the surrounding area. Chairman Shimmy Lopian told the JC on Wednesday that this eruv should be complete within the next three years.