160 year of Reform Judaism in the Heart of Manchester

A warm welcome to Manchester Reform Synagogue, a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism. The synagogue is easy to find as it is near the town hall, right in the centre of Manchester.

We pride ourselves in being steeped in the tradition of Reform Judaism, being one of the oldest Reform Synagogues in the United Kingdom, but with a vibrant community that moves with the times.

Our focus is on Living Judaism. Our Rabbis are the most forward thinkers and educators, able to engage with people of all ages. We have a passionate and vibrant Executive and Council, which prioritises Jewish Education, Family and Seniors Events, fully experiencing and celebrating Shabbat, Jewish Festivals and Personal life events.

Recent News


Channukah fun

JR Family Chanukah Party was a super event held after the Shabbat service on the 16th December. As well as great food, a large number of children enjoyed lots of activities includingRead More...
By : Peter | Dec 11, 2017

Torah on Tap

Our next Torah on Tap happenson the 6th night of Chanukah. Sunday 17th December at 7pm to 9pm at the Crown and Kettle pub, Northern Quarter (2 Oldham Rd, Manchester M4 5FE).Read More...
By : Peter | Dec 10, 2017

Mitzvah Day 2017

Sunday 19th November Jackson Row members joined in the annual Southern Cemetery Clean-up. Many thanks for all that took part and contributed to this important activity.    
By : Peter | Nov 8, 2017

40th Anniversary Celebration of Rabbi Silverman at MRS

28th October. Marvellous and very special Shabbat morning service and Kiddush. Hearty Mazel Tov Rabbi Silverman from us all. Celebratory Lunch at the Lowry will now be on Sunday the 11th February.Read More...
By : Peter | Oct 26, 2017

Simchat Torah at JR

Simchat Torah! What a celebration for our Chatanim Joyce & Rob Goodman and Sandra and John Kaufman, as well as our members and their children. We are all still in a whirl.Read More...
By : Peter | Oct 9, 2017


For 0-5 year olds twice a month: Friday from 3.30 in a JR family home and on Shabbat mornings in Shul. Relaxed spaces for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, with song, movement, andRead More...
By : Peter | Aug 28, 2017