An­other eruv on the way for Manch­ester

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY NATHAN JEFFAY

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.

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