Welcome to the Meade Hill Shul website
Your friendly local Orthodox Shul
Established in 1904 we are an orthodox Synagogue located on the corner of
Meade Hill Road and Middleton Road, Prestwich, Manchester.
Ways to keep in touch:
During these difficult times you should not feel alone. You are a part of an amazing community and we are here to help you. There are plenty of ways to reach out to us including:
Join our email mailing list by entering your name and email address on the form on the right (or the bottom if your using a phone).
We have three WhatsApp groups
The main one is for official announcement only. Click here to join.
The social one is for discussions and jokes . Click here to join.
Our Virtual Beit Hamedrash for regular learning for all levels. Click here to join.
Call us on
the office 0161 740 9586
the Rabbi 07920 844817
or myself 07932 221220
Click here to go to our new forum for all of the latest news, views, resources, discussions, ideas, fun things to do and lots more.
Good old fashioned letter to 88 Meade Hill Road, Manchester, M8 4LP
COVID-19 Update – 19th March 2020 (amended 27th March).
All Services Cancelled
We will sadly be closing the Shul for all services, shiurim and learning.
We will continue to issue the weekly timetable to allow our community to daven from home. There is a special power when a community davens at the same time, even if we are not physically together.
The Shul office will remain open for administrative purposes only. Please do not physically visit the office.
Meade Hill Buddy
We have identified all members who are over 70 years old and we are creating a buddy system to make sure that everyone has a person who they can turn to should they need to. If you would like to be a Meade Hill Buddy then please let me know. If you know of any members who are under 70 and at high risk, then please let me know and we can make sure to contact them.
So what now?
The physical Shul may be shut… for now, but rest assured that we will not be leaving you. We have a long list of fun, virtual ways that we can interact with and will be launching the first of them very soon. You are also positively encouraged to stay in touch with us so use one of the options above and let us know your thoughts and ideas.
We are an amazing community and your are at the heart of everything that we do.
Stay informed and Stay safe and I hope to see you all again very soon.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Welcome One and All. We are delighted to welcome you if you have just moved into the area or are thinking of moving here. Please contact us if you require any help or advice with moving in or would like to find out more about the area or our Shul. We are a growing Shul who’s aim is to be there for you when you need us. It is an exciting time for Meade Hill Shul so feel free to browse our website to find out more, drop us a line or just pop in.
Weekday Shacharis. It is with great pride that we announce the launch of the Meade Hill weekday Shacharis. We now offer Shacharis services throughout the week.
7:10am on Mon & Thur.
7:20am on Tue, Wed & Fri.
9:30am on Sunday (preceded by an excellent shiur by Rabbi Steinberg and followed by free beigel brunch).
9:15am Shabbos morning service always followed by a kiddush.
Welcome Back Rabbi YY Rubinstein. What a wonderful Purim Seuda. Due to the virus, Rabbi YY was unable to appear in person. We didn’t let that get in our way. We set up a live link to California so that we could hear the words of wisdom and humour from Rabbi YY.
Avos Ubanim – Father & Son learning. Article from Jewish Tribune (November 2019) by Mordechai Ullmann – Those growing up in late twentieth century Manchester and participating regularly in the modest Avos Ubanim sessions that would take place in the Aguda Beis Hamedrash, may or may not have predicted that two decades later, Avos Ubanim would be held in forty locations across Manchester. What would never have crossed anyone’s mind, however, was the most recent addition to the list. One of the last remaining early-1900’s shuls in Manchester, Meade Hill Shul, has witnessed exponential growth and revival with the influx of young families in the area. A most recent display of the shul’s ongoing expansion was the first ever Avos Ubanim session held on Motzaei Shabbos. Children of primary and high school age delighted in precious minutes of bonding with their father and the traditional “Avos Ubanim” raffle that followed.
Hire Our Hall.
Shabbos UK 2019 was absolutely amazing. Rabbi Peysach Krohn is a true Maggid, a master story teller. Each story was packed full of feeling, emotion and meaning. It was truly a pleasure to hear such wonderful tails, each of which encapsulated a different theme and took you to a different place, always with a view to improving yourself.
Boykos (now Kosher City) is now Fully Kosher and is under the Manchester Beth Din. This is another example of how this area is growing for the Jewish community. So pop in to your local Windsor Road Deli, right next to Vidals kosher butcher for all of your essentials.
Weekday Maariv is at 7:30pm through the winter.
Development News. The project to build a new Shul building is progressing. Early plans are being drawn up. We will post regular updates here as and when they come in.
Shabbat UK 2018 at Meade Hill Shul
Shabbos started with a thought provoking and humorous Introduction by special guest Rabbi YY Rubinstein of New York to a full Shul. We had a very lively Kabbolas Shabbos with our friends from Heaton Park Shul which was led by the Travelling Chassidim’s Chazzan R’ Arye Blum and his choir. Later at a packed Seuda, the young friendly families of the Travelling Chassidim sat among the Community, enjoying the meal together and breaking down barriers and stereotypes. In between lively singing and dancing, Rabbi YY spoke in his inimitable style, with the crowds laughing and crying, and deeply inspired by his message.
Shabbos morning brought another inspiring tefillo with the accompaniment of the choir and a thought provoking sermon from Rabbi YY. Members had never experienced a davening of such beauty and warmth. A wonderful seuda followed, again inspired by Rabbi YYs humour and pathos, and the singing led by the Chassidim. Then two of those present,an ex Pastor and an ex Seventh Day Adventist shared emotional words , describing their present journey towards conversion. Their message inspired everyone how lucky we are to have been born into the precious gifts of Torah and the Shabbos.
After a lively Mincha, the Community were again inspired , this time by Rabbi Aviv Bar Ilan’s heartfelt message of growth and of continuing the inspiration further. Rabbi Prijs shared stories of the power of Shabbos to connect Jews to their roots , and thanked the selfless Chassidim for giving up their Shabbos to inspire others.
And the climax of the Shabbos was the beautiful candlelit Havdoloh with the Travelling Chassidim. As Yissy Shadmi played spirited music, even the most reluctant people were swept up by the incredible ruach. Shtreimels and kashketels changed heads , and time was suspended in circles of pure unity between Yidden. It was an unforgettable Shabbos for all those who experienced it.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis visits our Shul.
On-Line and Card Payments We have a Donations Page which can be used to make any payments to the Shul using your card. You will notice that our website is fully SSL secure (see the green padlock to the left of the address) so you can make your payment in complete safety.
Picture Page – Check out our pictures page on the website. It shows some photographs of the Shul and previous events. Most of the photos were expertly taken by Stephen Spencer, so we thank him for giving us permission to use his photographs on our website. Click the link at the top to see them in all of their glory.
Facebook Page. Click here to see www.Facebook.com/MeadeHillShul. Make sure to “Like Us” to hear all the latest news, views and discussions and keep an eye open for special offers. There are lots of pictures there from recent events and it is the best place to keep in touch!
Birthday Kiddush Once per month we are delighted to invite all members who’s birthday fall in this month to a special Birthday Kiddush. If you would like to sponsor your birthday kiddush then please contact the Shul office or the Rebbitzen for more information.
110th Anniversary Gala Click here to see some wonderful feedback and photos to what was an amazing evening.
Sunday Morning Learning Pop in every Sunday at 9:00am for Rabbi Steinberg’s shiur. Everybody is welcome and membership is not required. The shiur is followed by Shacharis and a begal brunch.