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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 Rabbi is one of 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. Read more >

Recent News


Hot Topics in Jewish Thought

Adult Education at Jackson’s Row with Rabbi Warren Elf. Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00 pm, Weekly from 17th Jan until 4th Apr. See Events for further details. Topics include: God, Anti-Semitism, Chosen People, Messiah,Read More...
By : Peter | Jan 15, 2017

Purim party

Purim is coming! Don’t miss the fun. Saturday 11th March 6.30pm Megillah Reading, Sunday 12th March 10.30pm Fancy Dress / Shir Chadash/ Brunch. Save the date!  
By : Peter | Jan 10, 2017

Community Second Night Seder

Our community second night seder is on Tuesday the 11th April. Conducted by Student Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen. Adults £17. Children £12. All welcome. Please contact the office to book your place now.
By : Peter | Jan 9, 2017

Jacksons Row-vers ramble

After a number of recent rambles north of Manchester, our last  Ramble was on Sunday the 12th February exploring the Bolin and surrounding countryside. It was great to blow the cobwebs away and get outRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 2, 2017

Chanukah party

Jacksons row held their Chanukah party on 27th December hosting a whole load of exciting activities for its members! The party was planned by the JR family group ledby Laura Goldman. OverRead More...
By : Peter | Oct 7, 2016

Mitzvah Day 2016

Members of Jackson’s Row joined together on a cold November day to help the community as part of our Synagogue’s contribution to this national event. SOUTHERN CEMETERY CLEAN UP With a whirlwind ofRead More...
By : Peter | Sep 8, 2016