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

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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. 
  • Celebrate Pesach with Manchester Reform Synagogue
    Tuesday 23 April 10.30am: Pesach First Day Service with Rabbi Lisa Barrett. Tuesday 23 April JR 6.30pm: Second Night Community Seder catered by Marc Cooper. MRS members: £18 per person, £9 Students/Unwaged, Under 16’s Free of charge. (Non-members: £30/person, £18/student/unwaged, £9/under 16’s). RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY 19TH APRIL. For Security Purposes, please advise Mandy in the office if you would like to attend any of our festival services or events.
  • Fish n Chip Supper Quiz 6.30pm Sunday 12 May
    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.
  • Statement from our three Manchester communities
    Over a number of years, the three Manchester Reform communities have collaborated in many different ways. In recent times, the three chairs have been meeting to support each other and through this have begun to explore possible options for the future of Progressive Judaism in Manchester. It is clear that there is a unique opportunity at this moment to explore closer work together: both Jacksons Row and Menorah have, or are about toRead More…
  • Marianne at 100!
    Marianne brought family and friends together from across Manchester and beyond for a wonderful, packed Shabbat service and celebratory lunch on the 17th Feb. May we all be as spritely and loved. Thank you so much Marianne for being there and caring for our community over so many years. Much love and best wishes from us all.
  • We stand united with Humanity
    We stand united with Jews and everyone throughout the world abhorred by the recent tragic loss of life, and displacement of innocent people throughout the Holy Land. We pray that Leaders in the region will seek peace and reconciliation rather than war. We have been there before! 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
    Friday nights at home are back! These will occur monthly over the summer and autumn. Please contact the office for further details.