Holy Law is big on youth

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MANCH­ESTER’S HOLY Law South Broughton Syn­a­gogue is re­duc­ing ca­pac­ity in the cause of long-term growth.

Sup­ported by £10,000 in Lot­tery fund­ing, Holy Law will be re­mov­ing the back seven rows of seat­ing from one side of the shul to pro­vide a sound­proofed space for youth ac­tiv­ity.

“If you want to grow your mem­ber­ship, you have to in­volve youth,” said the shul’s Neville Gould­man. “It makes such a dif­fer­ence.”

With TV and ta­ble football, the area could be used for so­cial­is­ing, as well as a study space or for re­li­gious ac­tiv­ity.

Holy Law has seen a sig­nif­i­cant in­flux of fam­i­lies over the past five years. “It’s good we have an ac­tive mem­ber­ship,” Mr Gould­man added. “We get 150 to 200 peo­ple on Shabbat.”

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