click below for

JR’s new Chair sets out her vision

Naomi Ward, Chair, Executive Team

Hello. You will hear more of the work we are doing to support the community, and how you can be part of it, over the coming weeks and months. But I wanted to thank everyone for their contributions at our well attended AGM and introduce myself. I’ve recorded a short video which you can see on our YouTube channel.


Every Friday evening at 18h30 and Saturday morning at 10h30 our Shabbat services are live on Zoom and shared by Facebook

And every day you can join RJ:TV, the Online Community for Reform Judaism at

Hear how our own Jack Adam Morris survived lockdown life by maintaining and strengthening his connection with us in these challenging times. A wonderful ‘keeping faith’ initiative from BBC Radio sees Jack share how being connected to us helped his sense of belonging to community, whilst also protecting his own mental health. 

Effect of COVID on the community: Iisten to thoughts by Jack Morris on BBC Radio Manchester here


Latest News


The Shoah through the eyes of Reform Jews

On the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Reform Jewish communities around the UK join together once again for this year’s commemoration of Yom HaShoah as we remember the Holocaust. Light aRead More...
By : Roy | Mar 30, 2021

Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections Hustings on April 27

This year there are two elections for Manchester voters on May 6: the Local Council elections and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Mayoral Election.   And on Tuesday April 27, JR members haveRead More...
By : Roy | Mar 30, 2021

What it means to be free: Rabbi Robyn on the MRJ channel

In the run up to Pesach, we refocus our attention on what it means to be free. To be free to prosper and to live Jewish lives privately and in community. RabbiRead More...
By : Peter | Mar 13, 2021

JR stars in TV thriller ‘Ridley Road’ set in 1960s London

The BBC has been filming a new drama inside JR. The cast includes familiar names including Rory Kinnear, Tamzin Outhwaite, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Danny Hatchard, and Rita Tushingham.  TheRead More...
By : Roy | Feb 24, 2021

Stay Safe!

Executive member, Pam Walker, shares some guidance on our responsibilities to ensure JR actively maintains a safe and welcoming environment and protects your right to live free from abuse and neglect.  JR has policies,Read More...
By : Roy | Feb 23, 2021

We want to hear from you!

Come and share your favourite memories of Jacksons Row!   Following on from the community listening project where we heard from parents about what they wanted for their children from the shul,Read More...
By : Roy | Feb 10, 2021