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

Stop press: JR Development Update May 2019

United legend now turned entrepreneur, Gary Neville, and his team of architects provided a update on the St Michael’s Manchester Development to Shul members at the year’s AGM. It is now likely that we will be vacating the premise for our temporary home at the neighbouring Friends Meeting House in Q4 2019. Building is likely to commence in Q1 – Q2 2020 and the new synagogue will probably be ready to move into two years later. The development will include offices, “the best apartments Manchester has ever seen”, a retail area and a five-star hotel.

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Manchester Limmud Sun 30 Jun 2019

Another inspiring day of Jewish learning and culture with over 60 excellent presenters. William Hulme’s Grammar School. Book now to get the early bird rates. Click here for more details. Early bird rateRead More...
By : Peter | Mar 7, 2019

Open Yeshiva sessions running during the Omer period

A new season of OY! Intercity will be launched in Manchester and London during the Omer this year.  We will be studying simultaneously so please put these four dates in your diaryRead More...
By : Roy | Feb 18, 2019

Synagogue building development

Planning permission has now been granted (photos show proposed Jacksons Row site views). Legal agreements should be finalised in the latter half of 2019.  We plan to vacate our current premise afterRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 2, 2019

Foodbank Donations

Please place your non-perishable food bank donations in the foyer
By : Peter | Oct 17, 2018

Open Yeshiva: Adult Learning Session

“Exploring Truth” through “OY”, the Open Yeshiva.  For further info please call the Shul Office for further details.
By : Peter | Aug 12, 2018

Memories are made of this

Our Synagogue is working closely with Manchester’s two universities on an exciting virtual reality project that aims to keep the Jackson’s Row building and invaluable memories alive for generations to come. TheRead More...
By : Roy | May 15, 2018