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

Reform Judaism produces an outstanding weekly educational email which is both about the week’s parasha (Torah portion) as well containing as other great useful resources. You can sign up here. 

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The ‘Talking Space’ initiative on the last Thursday of each month

At The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M1 5NS from 19h00 – 21h00.  Drop in format, arrive and leave whenever, stay as long as you wish. Your confidential forum, to discussRead More...
By : Roy | Nov 19, 2019

Open Yeshiva Chanukah Special – December 4

Join us for dynamic, interactive study of Jewish texts in small groups (chevrutra) on the topic of Chanukah: light and darkness.  Wednesday December 4 between 19h30 and 21h30 at Menorah Synagogue, AltrinchamRead More...
By : Roy | Nov 19, 2019

Robin Moss our visiting scholar and UJIA Director of Education at JR

Robin Moss will be at our Friday Evening service on November 29.  It starts at 18h30 and is followed by a text study.  At the Saturday Morning service on November 30, Robin willRead More...
By : Roy | Nov 17, 2019

BBC Crossing Divides Thursday 5 December 12h00–18h30

The BBC is delighted to invite you to take part in the Crossing Divides Festival at the BBC’s regional hub in Salford.  You will come away skilled in having conversations across divides,Read More...
By : Roy | Nov 13, 2019

Sydney Morley Seniors Lunch, Sunday 24th November, 12.30pm

Guest Speaker – Project Senior Consultant Mr Alan Fell –  WE WERE THERE TOO.  A Heritage Lottery project preserving stories from the Jewish Community in the North West. Bring your family stories,Read More...
By : Peter | Aug 26, 2019

Join the Guild – be a He-brew

Come and join the “The Guild” / “He-brews Café” Team. If you enjoy a  pre-service cuppa & the weekly Kiddushim Food, why not come along & join us in the preparation –Read More...
By : Peter | Jul 27, 2019
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