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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

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High Holiday Services in the Centre of Manchester

Manchester Reform Synagogue is the only Synagogue in Manchester City Centre. Come and celebrate the High Holidays with us. Because of security, there will be no entry without a ticket. Please contactRead More...
By : Peter | Aug 26, 2017
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40th Anniversary of Rabbi Silverman at MRS

Weekend of the 28th – 29th October. Come and join in the celebrations for Rabbi Silverman’s 40 years of service with our Synagogue. Special Shabbat morning service on the 28th. Celebratory LunchRead More...
By : Peter | Aug 26, 2017
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Robyn Ashworth-Steen joins MRS as associate Rabbi

Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen has been appointed Associate Rabbi at Manchester Reform Synagogue. Her inaugural service is Shabbat morning the 2nd September. Come along to this important event.
By : Peter | Jul 1, 2017
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Danny Savage receives MEB for services to the Jewish community

Heartiest mazeltov to our president Danny Savage on receiving a British Empire Medal for works on behalf of 500 Jewish families over Greater Manchester, keeping people together and ensuring elderly members have access to socialRead More...
By : Peter | Jun 25, 2017
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Synagogue building development

STOP PRESS AUGUST 2016: Plans are afoot to rebuild Manchester Reform Synagogue as part of a new “state-of-the-art” redevelopment of the area. Jackson’s Row will be turned into a ‘world class’ new neighbourhood withRead More...
By : Peter | Sep 2, 2016
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Leo Baeck College online Lehrhaus courses

The origins of Jewish mysticism – Dr. Alinda Damsma 4-week live ON-LINE course, Wednesdays 7.30-9.00pm,  19 Oct – 9 Nov 2016  Jewish family in the aftermath of the Holocaust: History, memory andRead More...
By : Peter | Mar 8, 2016