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

JR’s Listening Project – Shema Night

The Listening Project is a series of house meetings across the community – trying to Identify common interests; key issues and priorities about what Jackson’s Row means to us all and what it can be as we move forward. We are one of the first synagogues in the UK to hold a listening project and the results have been astounding. Many people who attended a house meeting felt unsure, even apprehensive, as they did not know what to expect.  But overwhelmingly, they have been moved through hearing other member’s stories, surprised at the diversity of our community, and enjoyed meeting new people.

The listening project finale, Shema Night, is on 19th May from 4-6pm at Jackson’s Row.  Please put this date in your diary – this will be a unique afternoon in the shul’s history and you will not want to miss it!  Come and hear what we all have to say, what Jackson’s Row means to us and help look towards the future – over pizza!

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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 early Summer.  We plan to vacate our current premise later in 2019 and temporarilyRead 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