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

Reform Judaism produces an outstanding weekly educational email which is both about the week’s parasha (Torah portion) as well containing as other great useful resources. You can sign up here. 

Latest News


How does our Jewish tradition help us cast our vote?

Torah on Tap is this Sunday! 7-9pm at the Crown and Kettle Pub in the City Centre. On the topic of Elections and Voting. How does our Jewish tradition help us castRead More...
By : Roy | Nov 5, 2019

Mitzvah Day is Back! Sunday 17th November.

SOUTHERN CEMETERY CLEAN UP. Please join the JR Clean Up Team at Southern Cemetery, M21 7GL at 10.30am. Make sure you bring a rake and gloves. Contact the office for more details.
By : Peter | Oct 27, 2019

Being Jewish In Victorian Fiction, November14

The last in a short course run by Sherry Ashworth, PhD student, Centre for Jewish Studies. Introduction to three late Victorian novels about Jews (George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda on 24 Oct ,Read More...
By : Peter | Aug 29, 2019

Sydney Morley Seniors Lunch, Sunday 24th November, 12.30pm

Guest Speaker – Project Senior Consultant Mr Alan Fell –  WE WERE THERE TOO.  A Heritage Lottery project preserving stories from the Jewish Community in the North West. Bring your family stories,Read More...
By : Peter | Aug 26, 2019

Concerned about a child or vulnerable adult?

If you have any concerns regarding a specific child or vulnerable adult, please contact, in the strictest confidence, our safeguarding lead, Pam Walker. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.  No matter how small yourRead More...
By : Roy | Jun 30, 2019

Synagogue Development: latest news

United legend now turned entrepreneur, Gary Neville and his team, as well as our architect Dawn Jackson, provided an update on the St Michael’s Manchester Development to Shul members at the year’sRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 2, 2019
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