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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


Gatley Open Gardens Sunday 25th June

Enjoy private gardens in Gatley, Cheshire. Relax over a nice cup of tea and home-made cakes. In support of The Christie’s Charitable Fund. Organised by our member Dr Sheva Samely. See https://gatleyopengardens.wordpress.com/ forRead More...
By : Peter | Jun 25, 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

Sydney Morley Seniors Lunch at JR

The next Sydney Morley Senior’s lunch will be on Sunday the 30th July starting at 12 noon. SAVE THE DATE AND WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO. If you would like aRead More...
By : Peter | Jun 11, 2017

Shir Chadash

Friday the 21st July from 6.30pm. Combined with Erev Shabbat service and meal at home in South Manchester. Contact the office for more details. Please bring a vegetarian contribution.
By : wpadmin | Jun 10, 2017

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

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