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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


Shir Chadash

SHIR CHADASH will next be on the 28th April at home in South Manchester. Don’t miss it. Contact the office for more details.
By : wpadmin | Mar 18, 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

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