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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


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

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

Robyn Ashworth-Steen joins MRS as associate Rabbi

Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen was appointed Associate Rabbi at Manchester Reform Synagogue in September. Check out her latest inspirational sermons on her webpage. Watch out for the latest activities and services for childrenRead More...
By : Peter | Jul 1, 2017

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

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