We extend a warm welcome 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. 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 and COVID-19, 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 life’s challenges.



The Jacksons Row synagogue site closed the ark doors in November 2022 to make way for the St Michael’s redevelopment. Services are now held at our temporary base at the University Chaplaincy Centre on Oxford Road, M13 9GH. We have started our consultation to find a new home. Every Friday evening at 6.30pm and Saturday morning at 10.30am our Shabbat services are live on Zoom and shared on Facebook. We are also in person every Shabbat morning but you must register in advance to attend.

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

Latest News

  • Shavuot events
    This year we are celebrating with Menorah and Sha’arei Shalom. Event include: Erev Shavuot & Tikkun Leil  Thurs 25 May – in person at Menorah. Please bring along some cheesecake to share! 7.30 pm – 10.20 pm. Shavuot Morning Fri 26 May – On Zoom at 10.30. Contact the office for further details.
  • Generations: Portraits of Survivors at Imperial War Museum North. On now. Admission Free.
    Marianne Phillips features in one of the portraits of survivors of the Holocaust currently portrayed at the Imperial War Museum North. It is part of a project involving the Royal Photographic Society, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, The Fed, Dangoor Education and Jewish News, which initiated the project by asking the now Princess of Wales to take the first two photos. Definitely worth a visit. Click here for more information.
  • Climate Change Meeting in Rome
    The Mayor and religious leaders from Greater Manchester, including our own Rabbi Robyn and Rabbi Warren Elf, met the Pope to pledge a commitment to tackle climate change. They had a private audience with Pope Francis at The Vatican to discuss the work in progress and commit to take further action.
  • Taste of Talmud: Coronation Session with Rav Reuven
    Sunday 30th April, 5pm on Zoom. For more information contact the office
  • Coffee Mornings at the University Chaplaincy Centre
    We will be running coffee mornings each month at SPH – and we’d love as many people as possible to come along. It’s a chance to come to our new office space to enjoy coffee, cake and a fun, informal chat. Upcoming dates: 11 May, 8 Jun at 10.30am.
  • Northern Chagigah 3 – 5th Nov 2023
    Northern Chagigah is where all of our northern communities meet together for a weekend of relaxation, learning, praying and fun. We have exclusive use of a gorgeous conference centre with extensive grounds, The Hawkhills in Easingwold is 19 miles north of York. Bookings now open. For more information click here.
  • Rav Reuven recalls 40 years at JR
    In a specially recorded video, Rav Reuven looked back at more than 40 years as Rabbi at JR.  The building, he says, holds so many memories from praying to learning to fun.  He says we are one family and the friendships will remain. You can watch Rav Reuven on Manchester Reform’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@manchesterreformsynagogue6288
  • Rabbiting On Season
    The Rabbis are back live Rabbiting On. Will future generations be Jewish? How do I find love? How can we elevate our friendships? If we could change one thing about Judaism what would it be? In Rabbiting On Live! the studio audience asked the rabbis some rather interesting questions. Recorded on location at JW3 with music from Daniel Cainer and Cantor Zoe Jacobs. With thanks to Rabbi Lev Taylor, Christina and Alex, Adam and Shereen,Read More…
  • 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…