Green light for Jackson’s Row Site Redevelopment

Planning permission has now been granted (photos show proposed Jacksons Row site views). Legal agreements should be finalised by next March.  We plan to vacate our current premise in Spring 2019 and temporarily relocate to the neighbouring Friends Meeting House while our new Synagogue is being built. We look forward to continuing as an active and even more vibrant community during this transition. As always, a warm welcome to Manchester Reform Synagogue, a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism. The synagogue is easy to find as it is near the town hall, right in the centre of Manchester.

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

B’Shalom – In Peace

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Tu’Bishvat celebrations 19th-20th Jan

Environmental Health Shabbat for Tu’Bishvat takes place on 19th January followed by a Fruit Kiddish. Please bring pictures of the plants you are looking after for our new synagogue. A Tu’Bishvat WalkRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 14, 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day Events

The national theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is “Torn from Home”. Wednesday 23rd January at Heathlands 14h30-16h30 CCJ and the Fed event.   Survivors sharing experiences.Book now through Also on Wednesday 23rd January,Read More...
By : Roy | Jan 14, 2019

Next Urban Angels Drop February 14

It’s cold outside – please do YOUR bit, come along and help make a difference…. The next URBAN ANGELS Drop in Manchester City Centre takes place on Thursday February 14. Are youRead More...
By : Roy | Jan 12, 2019

Three #WeStandTogether activities for your diary

#WeStandTogether is the campaign launched following the 2017 attacks in Manchester and London as a national initiative promoting community cohesion and unity. The ultimate aim is to encourage people to come together asRead More...
By : Roy | Jan 11, 2019

Rabbi Robyn’s Manchester induction

To a packed congregation of dignities of all faiths, friends and family from Manchester and around the UK, Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen was inaugurated on the 16th December as our associate rabbi inRead More...
By : Peter | Dec 16, 2018

JR Family Chanukah Party

Twas a great event with nearly 100 people, including many children, coming to the special Shabbat/Chanukah service and then the party afterwards in the Alexander Levy Hall.
By : Roy | Nov 19, 2018
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