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. 

We invite you to a very special High Holiday services, never to be repeated. This really is our last festive holiday season at Jacksons Row. Come and celebrate our past, our present, and our future. We’re been in heart of Manchester since 1953, and we can be in your heart too. Admission by ticket only. We are also online. Contact the office for more information. 


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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 queuing outside.

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

Latest News

  • For the good times! Happy New Year from us all at Jacksons Row
    Rabbi Robyn, Emeritus Rav Reuven, President Jane Black, as well as all the Executive and Council wish members and friends a shana tova, a sweet and fruitful New Year.
  • Taste of Talmud: Yom Kippur with Rav Reuven
    Discover what the Talmud has to say about the Jewish holidays. How do you make Yom Kippur work for you? Our Talmud text deals with situations when Yom Kippur works and when it doesn’t work. Sunday 2nd October, 5 – 6pm on Zoom.
  • Give generously to our Kol Nidre appeal
    Every year we at Jackson’s Row come together at Kol Nidrei as a community to commit to improve ourselves and help others. Please give generously to those less fortunate that ourselves and those in need.
  • Synagogue Development: latest news
    The Trustees of Jackson’s Row and the developers behind the St Michael’s Scheme have reached a binding agreement for the sale of the synagogue. We will be having our last service at Jacksons Row at the end of November, before moving into interim accommodation 15-20 min walk downtown from our current location. As this will be our last High Holiday services in our present location, please come and join a real BLAST FROMRead More…
  • 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…
  • JR merger talks with Sha’arei Shalom
    The executives of Manchester Reform and Sha’arei Shalom in North Manchester have begun exploring a 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 was approved at the last AGM in May. Final agreement will require another vote and at a subsequent EGM. Rabbi Robyn said “TheRead 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…
  • 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.