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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 Rabbis are 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.

Recent News


Hindu-Jewish Association meeting

Tuesday 14th November at Manchester Reform Synagogue. 7.30pm for 8pm. Refreshments. Talk and discussion by Steve Jaffe, Northern Ireland Friends of Israel, regarding President Modi’s recent visit to Israel. No charge. UseRead More...
By : Peter | Nov 11, 2017

Mitzvah Day 2017

Sunday 19th November. 10am. Annual Southern Cemetery Clean-up. Please spare a few hours and help with this annual event. Bring rakes and sacks to help clear away the leaves.      
By : Peter | Nov 8, 2017

40th Anniversary Celebration of Rabbi Silverman at MRS

28th October. Marvellous and very special Shabbat morning service and Kiddush. Hearty Mazel Tov Rabbi Silverman from us all. STOP PRESS: Celebratory Lunch Sunday at the Lowry on 29th October POSTPONED. NEW DATERead More...
By : Peter | Oct 26, 2017

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


For 0-5 year olds twice a month: Friday from 3.30 in a JR family home and on Shabbat mornings in Shul. Relaxed spaces for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, with song, movement, andRead More...
By : Peter | Aug 28, 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