160 years of Progressive Judaism in the Heart 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 Progressive, 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. For details of activities for children and families click here.

Rabbi Reuven Silverman & Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen

A New Year Message from our Rabbis

“From year to year we envisage change and improvement, of ourselves and our circumstances. Real lasting change is hard to achieve. For our new building we’ve forecast it so many times: ‘this year will be the year ‘. Now we’re almost there. When will we be able to say the same about the most important changes we seek for our lives? That’s our task for these High Holydays. Shanah tovah to you! “
Rabbi Reuven Silverman
Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen


Latest News


Calling all JR Families

We would love to invite you all to our 2nd day Rosh Hashanah service. We’ll be sending out info soon about everything we have planned but 2nd day deserves a special mention.Read More...
By : Roy | Sep 13, 2019

Come and join our joint Selichot Service for 5780

Once again, we are joining forces with Menorah Synagogue for a joint Selichot service on Saturday September 21. While most of our services are held during the day or early evening, SelichotRead More...
By : Roy | Sep 6, 2019

Israel and Palestine: Land and People, Nation and State

The three week course, led by Clive Gilbert, will investigate the historical phases of the conflict and the opposing claims of both nations to legitimacy. We will discuss he prospects for aRead More...
By : Roy | Aug 29, 2019

Concerned about a child or vulnerable adult?

If you have any concerns regarding a specific child or vulnerable adult, please contact, in the strictest confidence, our safeguarding lead, Pam Walker. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.  No matter how small yourRead More...
By : Roy | Jul 31, 2019

Mitzvah Day is Back! Sunday 17th November.

Save the date. Come and do your help. Contact Mandy in the office for more details.
By : Peter | Jul 27, 2019

Young Adults High Holydays Ticket Scheme is now LIVE and accepting applications!

The High Holydays Ticket Scheme is now live and accepting applications from young adults. The link to sign up to the scheme is: http://bit.ly/HHDtickets2019 The deadline for young adults to complete theRead More...
By : Roy | Jul 9, 2019
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