To celebrate the restoration of our Shul and in honour of החבר Moshe and Leah Gross, a Gala Dinner was held on Wednesday 28th November 2018 in the Hilton Suite.
Attended by over 300 people from all over the Kehilla and indeed the world, the dinner was held to celebrate the completion of the Shul renovations after 1 year spent in the hall while the works were taking place - the first major work since 1953! The Shul is 130 years old this year and is the oldest non-affiliated shul in Manchester.
Shortly before the dinner, Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu and Chief Rabbi Efraim Mirvis affixed mezuzos to the new parts of the Shul. A Siyum Mishnayos also took place, where Rabbi Stefansky was mesayem. After a small l'chaim, participants proceeded to the Hilton Suite for the main event which was led by our President, Ruben Smith.
Guests also came to honour esteemed members, Moishe and Leah Gross, in order to pay tribute for all the work they do in our community. The presence of a large number of Rabbonim enhanced this special occasion. Moishe was awarded the covted title of החבר and presented with a framed certificate by Dayan Berger of the Manchester Beis Din.