160 years of Progressive Judaism in the Heart of Manchester

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.

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.

Rabbi Reuven Silverman & Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen

Latest News


Foodbank Donations

Please place your non-perishable food bank donations in the foyer
By : Peter | Oct 17, 2018

Family Service 27th Oct 10.30am

Come and join us!. Family Service. 27th Oct 10.30am. Yummy Kiddush with homemade cakes. Look forward to seeing you there.
By : Peter | Oct 17, 2018

Life of Buildings project 31st Oct

See the launch of the website with the digital memory of Jacksons Row Synagogue. Chance to experience JR with a virtual headface and experience our Shul in a way never before. WednesdayRead More...
By : Peter | Oct 17, 2018

Scriptural Encounter – Torah – New Testament – Qur’an

You are invited to a new venture bringing  university scholars together with members of the three religions, Jewish, Christian and Muslim.  It’s a textual study-discussion forum to achieve mutual understanding over potentiallyRead More...
By : Roy | Oct 12, 2018

Open Yeshiva: Adult Learning with Rabbis Robyn and Fabian

“Exploring Truth” through “OY”, the Open Yeshiva.  The Truth in biblical texts and their relevance today, a joint course with Menorah Synagogue facilitated by Rabbis Robyn Ashworth-Steen & Fabian Sborovsky. Tuesdays 7.30Read More...
By : Peter | Oct 12, 2018

Sunday 25th November, Sydney Morley Seniors Lunch and Concert

On Sunday 25th November, we are delighted to welcome pianist Julia Chernyavsky with Connie Wei Wan (Viola) & Li Lu (Cello) back to JR to  perform a recital at the next SydneyRead More...
By : Roy | Oct 4, 2018
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