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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

Jews of Belarus Seminar

Seminar and discussion by Nigel Roberts on the Jews of Belarus. Sunday 22nd January, 7.30pm at Sha’arei Shalom Synagogue, Elm St., Whitefield, M45 8GQ. Entry £7.50. Proceeds to The Penny Appeal.
By : Peter | Jan 15, 2017

Torah on Tap

Pub-based social evening, stimulating discussion with Student Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen. DISEASE OF FUNDAMENTALISM 7pm, Sunday 22nd January. The Crown & Kettle Pub, M4 5FE. For more information contact robyn@jacksonsrow.org  
By : Peter | Jan 10, 2017

Jacksons Row-vers ramble

Sunday 12th February 10.30am. Rambling around The Runways starting at Car Park in Racecourse Road, off A538. Plane spotting. Find out about an important prehistoric site near Manchester Airport’s second runway. 7 miles along easyRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 2, 2017

Manchester Day Limmud

Sunday 29th January 2017 from 0930 to 1800 hours. William Hulme’s Grammar School, M16 8PR. Manchester Day Limmud offers participants from all walks of life a unique opportunity to contact with thingsRead More...
By : Peter | Dec 18, 2016

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