‘To do’ list for lead­ers

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A MAN­I­FESTO for the Greater Man­ches­ter Jewish com­mu­nity seeks po­lit­i­cal sup­port for Jewish schools and youth or­gan­i­sa­tions, ac­tion to com­bat an­ti­semitism and hate crime and avail­abil­ity of hous­ing close to Jewish fa­cil­i­ties for larger fam­i­lies.

Pub­lished by the Jewish Lead­er­ship Coun­cil and the Jewish Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil of Greater Man­ches­ter, it was re­leased to co­in­cide with the hus­tings they hosted on Sun­day with King David High School for can­di­dates in the Man­ches­ter may­oral elec­tion.

The man­i­festo also calls for recog­ni­tion of the in­creased costs as­so­ci­ated with Jewish so­cial care when it comes to state fund­ing and sup­port for events cel­e­brat­ing Jewish cul­ture and his­tory in Man­ches­ter..

The rise in hate crime was a par­tic­u­lar con­cern of the au­di­ence of 150 at the hus­tings, chaired by the JLC’s Si­mon John­son.

“Peo­ple were ask­ing very per­ti­nent ques­tions,” said Jonny Wineberg, the rep coun­cil’s chair of ex­ec­u­tive.

Can­di­dates who took part were Sean An­stee (Con­ser­va­tive), Andy Burn­ham (Labour), Jane Bro­phy (Lib­eral Demo­crat), Sh­neur Odze (Ukip) and Will Pat­ter­son (Green).

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