We extend a warm welcome to you from all at Manchester Reform Synagogue. We are the Progressive Jewish community in the heart of Manchester, inspiring individuals with Reform Jewish values and traditions.

Our aim is to to empower our members to find a Jewish path to their life. Judaism goes beyond the individual, with a key focus on also supporting and helping others in our communities and society to achieve their full potential. In this regard, our personal rights need to be balanced by our responsibility to the needs of others, whether it be by helping to reduce poverty, hunger, strife and COVID-19, or climatic change and pollution.

We provide transformative education and events to support you through your lives. More than this, we provide a sense of community. Come and join us in meeting life’s challenges.


Every Friday evening at 18h30 and Saturday morning at 10h30 our Shabbat services are live on Zoom and shared by Facebook. We are also back in person every Shabbat but you must register in advance each time you’d like to attend services. This not only helps with security on the door but can also help eliminate lengthy waits outside now that the cold weather is with us.

Given the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, its prevalence in the community, and the number of members who are frail or elderly with an increased risk of more severe disease, we recommend that you wear face coverings when attending services and events at Jacksons Row particularly when in close proximity to others.

And every day you can join RJ:TV, the Online Community for Reform Judaism at reformjudaism.org.uk/rjtv

Latest News

  • Synagogue Development: latest news
    Work goes on in the block next to our Synagogue building. View from our first floor window on progress to prepare the first stage of the St Michael’s central Manchester redevelopment scheme. Looking east at the area bounded by Southmill Street at the top, Bootle Street to the right and Jackson’s Row on the left. Our Synagogue will continue to be open for services and functions for the time being.
  • Rabbiting on – From the Annual Conference of the Assembly of Rabbis & Cantors
    This special episode brings together more than sixty of our professional clergy get together for their Kallah with their unique gift into the world through their work. Rabbiting On is out now and available by visiting the MRJ website here. Subscribe to the audio-only version at the MRJ. Join in the discussion on Twitter by tagging @ReformMovement or by emailing media@rjuk.org.”
  • Solidarity and Peace: Standing against Putin’s tyranny and fratricide
    A special Shabbat service has been held to voice support for all who oppose tyranny and fratricide. We have been there before. We have suffered before. We have been silent before. We join with all people, both outside, but particularly inside Russia who revolt to oppose Vladimir Putin’s crimes against his brothers in Ukraine and humanity.
  • JR merger talks with Sha’arei Shalom
    The executives of Manchester Reform and Sha’arei Shalom in North Manchester have begun exploring possible merger. A union would seek to further promote the current dynamic Manchester Jewish community, and continue to liaise closely with our sister congregation Menorah. A vote by members to agree to progress with talks is to be held at the next AGM on the 1st May. Final agreement will require another vote and at a subsequent EGM. RabbiRead More…
  • JR Learn with Us
    We are thrilled to be launching our adult education programme, JR Learn with Us. This programme will bring back old favourites, such as Torah Breakfast, and introduce new courses and shiurim from guest rabbis over the course of the year. Open to all members of the community. For more information go to our “Learn –> Adults page” If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Njal at njal@jacksonsrow.orgRead More…
  • The Power of a Name
    What’s in a name? What can we learn about Jewish history, about our families and our destinies from Jewish names? We’re starting a four-session romp through the transformation of Jewish names, exploring Torah, Jewish history, Talmud and Jewish law with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner. Session 1 on Wednesday Feb 23 focusses on Torah teaching us our destinies through our names. Session 2 (Mar 30): Tricky Talmudic tales of naming and shaming. Session 3 (AprRead More…
  • Soulful psalms
    Wellbeing time with texts led by Rav Reuven Silverman. Sundays 6 – 7.30pm via Zoom. 20 Feb, 22nd May, 26 Jun, 31st Jul, 28 Aug. To participate email rabbi@jacksonsrow.org.
  • Support JR whenever you shop Amazon
    JR has joined Amazon’s charity scheme called Smile, which donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the synagogue at no cost to you. If you’d like AmazonSmile to donate to Manchester Reform Congregation, register and shop at Amazon Smile rather than Amazon using the address smile.amazon.co.uk or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app. You can visit AmazonSmile Impact to see donation information.
  • Omicron Variant
    Given that one in 17 people are still being infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus, please do not attend the synagogue if you are feeling unwell. Please make sure you are up to date with your vaccines. If you have serious health issues, consider attending the services virtually rather than in person. Thank you for helping to control the spread of the virus and protect our community.