Manchester Reform Synagogue extend a warm welcome to all. 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 members to find a Jewish path to their life. Judaism goes beyond the individual, with a key focus on also supporting others in our society to achieve their full potential. Personal rights need to be balanced by responsibility to others, whether by helping to reduce poverty, hunger, strife, or climatic change and pollution. We provide education and events. More than this, we provide a sense of community. Come and join us in meeting today’s challenges.

A refection six months on from 7th October by The Movement for Reform Judaism

Rabbis Josh Levy and Charley Baginsky, the Co-Leads of Progressive Judaism, have written a powerful reflection on the situation in Israel and Gaza, six months on from the horrifying events of 7 October.

Read the full reflection here. It concludes: “It is six months on. It is devastating that the principles found in Our Jewish Values are now even more needed than before. We call on the Jewish world and beyond to revisit them.” You can join RJ:TV, the Online Community for Reform Judaism at reformjudaism.org.uk/rjtv

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  • Come and join us in the city centre
    We hold Shabbat and Festival services, as well as social and educational activities regularly at our city centre location. Come and join us in the very heart of Manchester, maybe for our community Seder? Look forward to welcoming you soon. Please note that for security reasons, all visitors will need to contact the office in advance of their visit to be allowed entry. 
  • Fish n Chip Supper Quiz 6.30pm Sunday 9th June
    6.30pm Fish n Chips supper. Quiz with Steven Pearlman begins at 7.30pm. £15 per person. Book your seats with the office. See you there.
  • Shavuot
    This year we are celebrating with Menorah and Sha’arei Shalom. Erev Shavuot & Tikun Tuesday 11th June at Menorah. Please bring along some cheesecake to share! 7.15 pm – 10.30 pm. Shavuot Morning Wednesday 12th June – at Menorah or Sha’arei Shalom 10.30am. Contact the office to book.
  • Legends of the Rabbis
    On zoom with Rabbi Haim Shalom, Director of Israel Education, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. Come and learn about our Jewish stories, legends, parables and anecdotes. Wednesdays 19th June, 26th June, 10th July, 17th July at 7.30pm. For a zoom link email: adulted@menorah.org.uk.
  • We stand united with Humanity
    We stand united with Jews and everyone in the world abhorred by the tragic loss of life and displacement of innocent people throughout the Holy Land and the world. We pray that Leaders everywhere will seek peace and reconciliation rather than war. In times of crisis, we are reminded of our Sages’ statement of Jewish faith to which we should listen and respond with our eyes wide open.
  • Our Rabbis Lisa Barrett and Warren Elf
    We are lucky enough to have Rabbi Lisa Barrett and Rabbi Warren Elf, MBE as our current Rabbis. Both grew up in Manchester, are well known to our members and have strong links to the wider community, promoting and strengthening our social responsibility priorities within GM and further afield. They both look forward to welcoming you to services and Shule activities.
  • Friday Night Shabbat at Home
    Come and enjoy a relaxing Shabbat Friday night at home. Next one is on Friday the 7th June in North Manchester. Please contact the office for further details.