‘To do’ list for leaders
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).