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. 

Latest News


Join us for Marianne Philipps’ reading her autobiography “This is My Life, My Voice”

Sunday, 29 March at 15h00 at JR.  Marianne (Hirsch) Philipps was born in Berlin in 1924. Sent to England on one of the last concerted evacuations of Jewish children (Kindertransporte), she wasRead More...
By : Roy | Feb 13, 2020

Join in with our family inter-generational events

Click on “What’s On – calendar” for more information.
By : Roy | Feb 12, 2020

Tributes paid to Norman Franks

JR Members have been paying tribute to Norman Franks, who has died at the age of 101.  Norman’s father was born in Manchester before relocating to Sunderland where Norman was born. TheRead More...
By : Roy | Feb 8, 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

Rabbi Robyn and two of our post B’nei Mitzvah students, Joseph Dickson and Ryan Palfreyman spoke at a ceremony marking the 75th Anniversary the liberation of Auschwitz at Manchester Cathedral. Also attendingRead More...
By : Peter | Feb 3, 2020

Taste of Talmud Study Group

Monthly study group held at Menorah, also via an online learning community. For those who want to understand how Talmud is relevant to our lives. February 18, April 21, May 19, JuneRead More...
By : Roy | Dec 23, 2019

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

At The Friends Meeting House, Manchester, M1 5NS from 7pm – 9pm. Your confidential forum, to discuss everything and anything, that affects you. Talking Space, Listening ears, suggestions to help, please comeRead More...
By : Roy | Nov 19, 2019
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