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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


JR Ramblers

10am, Sunday the 4th June at Marbury Country Park, Marbury Lane, Northwich CW9 6AT. Easy 6 miles by Budworth Mere, the Trent and Mersey Canal. Stop for a drink at the Anderson Boat lift.
By : Peter | May 20, 2017

Great JR Shavuot bake off

Shavuot Morning (Wed 31st May) followed by the GREAT JR SHAVUOT BAKE OFF KIDDUSH Our reigning JR Bake Off Champion is Poppy Vaile – will she retain her title this year? PleaseRead More...
By : Peter | May 17, 2017

Community Second Night Seder

Our community second night seder was a wonderful evening. The Alexander Levy Hall was packed. Student Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen did a great job conducting the Seder and enlightening us all as to the origins of theRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 9, 2017

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

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

Sydney Morley Seniors Lunch at JR

Merton Paul a well known Jewish historian and a custodian of the Manchester Jewish museum talked to 65 members about the history of Jews in Manchester dating back to the early 1700Read More...
By : Peter | Aug 29, 2016