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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


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