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.

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

Latest News

  • Shavuot 4th June 2022 on Zoom
    Celebrate together with the Northern Reform Communities on Zoom. Starts at 7.30pm. Four sessions with Rabbi Fabian Sborovsky, Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen, Mich Sampson and Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis. Contact Mandy at the Office for log-in details.
  • Rabbiting On’s remarkable year
    The final episode of the current series was on the 25th May. Catch Rabbis Robyn Ashworth-Steen, Miriam Berger and Debbie Young-Somers. Series 2 will return after the High Holydays.  Rabbiting On is 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.”
  • Memories are made of this
    Our first ‘Shmooze it or Lose it’ meeting took place after a May Shabbat morning service.  David Hoffman hosted a session which shared some ideas about catching memories of our building and its community as we prepare to move out.  David says “We discussed what we would want to take with us. There’ll be more – and please get in touch if you’d like to help with memory-collecting or building-clearing!” David wants to encourageRead More…
  • Synagogue Development: latest news
    Work goes on in the block next to our Synagogue building. Most of the Police building has now been demolished, in the first stage of the St Michael’s central Manchester redevelopment scheme. Our Synagogue will continue to be open for services and functions for the time being.
  • 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…
  • 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.