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.

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 lengthy waits outside now that the cold weather is with us. Given all the uncertainties about the Omicron variant of coronavirus, and the latest coronavirus restrictions in England, face coverings are compulsory at Jacksons Row unless exempt.

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

Latest News

  • JR in merger talks with Sha’arei Shalom
    The executives of Manchester Reform and Sha’arei Shalom in North Manchester have begun exploring 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. Final decision is subject to the approval by the Boards of both synagogues and its members at a General Meeting. Rabbi Robyn said “The conversations, which are beginning, about joining together in a moreRead More…
  • Tu B’Shevat seder on Monday online
    Come along and celebrate the New Year of Trees with an extra sweet Tu B’Shevat seder on Monday (January 17) between 18h00 and 20h00. Tu B’Shevat is a time to celebrate the natural world by eating its bounty and planting trees. Gratitude is given for the fruits of the Earth and everything that grows. Join us an evening of reflecting, singing, and of course feasting! For more information and to attend “virtually” please contactRead More…
  • JR Climate Club Launch Event
    Come join JR’s younger members for the launch of the long-awaited and much-anticipated Climate Club on Sunday January 23 between 11h00 and 12h30. Climate Club is a place for youngsters of all ages to tackle social justice issues such as climate change, racism and feminism. For more information and to register please contact the office.
  • 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…
  • British Sign Language services at JR
    We are very pleased that we will be hosting six services with British Sign Language over the course of this year. The first of these services will take place on February 5.
  • Omicron Variant
    Given all the uncertainties about the Omicron variant of coronavirus, and the latest coronavirus restrictions in England, face coverings are compulsory at Jacksons Row unless exempt. Please make sure you get your Booster vaccine as soon as you can and if you have serious health issues, consider attending the services virtually rather than in person. Thank you for helping to control the spread of the virus and protect our community.
  • Rabbiting on – Episode 16 out now
    Following on from the recent Mental Health Shabbat, our three Rabbis welcome to the show MRJ’s Head of Safeguarding and Wellbeing, Sharon Daniels. In this latest episode, Sharon and Rabbis Robyn Ashworth-Steen, Miriam Berger and Debbie Young-Somers discuss how we can care for both our physical and our mental health. As you’ll discover, Judaism is full of ideas to connect body and soul. Rabbiting On is out now and available by visiting theRead More…
  • EGM approves online voting
    A special general meeting of JR members on Sunday November 21 and agreed to changes in our Code of Laws to allow online attendance with full voting rights at future AGMs and EGMs.  More than 30 members debated and and unanimously approve online, proxy and postal voting. JR Chair, Naomi Ward commented “We have gone ahead with virtual voting so that we can be as inclusive as possible. Our subscription contributions are vitalRead More…
  • Jackson Row changes direction!
    Please note that Jacksons Row is still one way, but you should now only enter the road from Deansgate at the bottom of the road and not from Southmill Street at the top end.  However, there is a very small sign by the No Entry symbol at the top of Jacksons Row allowing entry “for access only”.