New opportunities to get involved
WHC is a centre for the whole Whitefield community.
Whether your interest is social, welfare, youth, families, religious services, Jewish learning, or inter-faith dialogue.
Ephraim & Malki open new doors
The easing of national Covid restrictions together with the leadership of a new rabbinic couple, Ephraim and Malki Guttentag, will offer many new opportunities for people to get involved.
Community & Loving Kindness
Our shared Jewish values underpin our lives, whether it is within our community or reaching out to the wider non-Jewish community in Manchester and beyond.
“Kehillah” is our sense of ‘community’ and belonging, and “Chessed” are the acts of ‘loving kindness’ through which we reach out, share and support those who need it.
Both during the pandemic and in normal times, a number of members have difficulty getting out, or need to isolate.
This can be for a variety or reasons, whether its health or age related.
Can you pop to the shops?
Could you pop in to say Hello?
A friendly face and an open door
is a great way to welcome an individual or a family who are thinking of joining WHC.
Whether its sitting down for a chat over coffee to share the “inside track’ about Whitefield, or hosting new members over a Friday night Shabbat meal…
...is this the TEAM for YOU?
Visiting /Telephone Befriending / Meal delivery
Assistance is required in visiting members who have unfortunately become unwell and ensure they are not forgotten.
To help people with their household or religious needs who cannot manage on their own please get in touch.
Thanks to our many dedicated “minyan makers”, the shul successfully held Morning, Afternoon and Evening prayers each day throughout the challenging Covid period (when the shul was permitted to open).
Please consider joining our rota, just commit one service a week!
In a large community everyone assumes someone else is stepping in, the result is... no-one does!
We also need people who can lead prayers in shiva houses.
The in-person Shabbat Kiddush is making a comeback !
Post-pandemic regulations mean we need to organise Kiddushim differently.
Ensuring Covid-safety will take many more hands.
Everyone loves a great Kiddush... so join our teams !
Youth Centre - Help us Re-open
The success of our Youth Centre for the past 20 years has been through a succession of parent volunteers.
You - the community members - have made that success.
The end of lockdown means we can now re-open.
If you have young children of primary school age, get involved and help us build on that past success AGAIN !
NEWLETTER & PR TEAM
Help Mychiel !
- Listing events
- Getting WHC in the papers
Take the weight off the Shul Office!
help ideas come to fruition
make sure people know
keep the programme running smoothly
... could this be you?
Shemira (watching over the departed)
This simple task is of great comfort to a bereaved family.
It just involves staying with the deceased (for a few hours in a rota) until the funeral.
WHC member Lucy is our volunteer Shemira coordinator, and she will be happy to tell you more...