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

A New Year Message from our Rabbis

“From year to year we envisage change and improvement, of ourselves and our circumstances. Real lasting change is hard to achieve. For our new building we’ve forecast it so many times: ‘this year will be the year ‘. Now we’re almost there. When will we be able to say the same about the most important changes we seek for our lives? That’s our task for these High Holydays. Shanah tovah to you! “
Rabbi Reuven Silverman
Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen


Latest News


Sukkot – Ultimate Scavenger Hunt – 14th October 11.30am

Will your team be able to find all the things they need to be the best Sukkah host? Work as a team to build your own Sukkah and complete the special challenges.Read More...
By : Peter | Oct 10, 2019

Being Jewish In Victorian Fiction, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, Central Library, 6pm

Short course run by Sherry Ashworth, PhD student, Centre for Jewish Studies. Introduction to three late Victorian novels about Jews (George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda on 24 Oct , Reuben Sachs by AmyRead More...
By : Peter | Aug 29, 2019

Mitzvah Day is Back! Sunday 17th November.

Save the date. Come and do your help. Contact Mandy in the office for more details.
By : Peter | Aug 27, 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. Let us know if youRead More...
By : Peter | Aug 26, 2019

Concerned about a child or vulnerable adult?

If you have any concerns regarding a specific child or vulnerable adult, please contact, in the strictest confidence, our safeguarding lead, Pam Walker. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.  No matter how small yourRead More...
By : Roy | Jun 30, 2019

Synagogue Development: latest news

United legend now turned entrepreneur, Gary Neville and his team, as well as our architect Dawn Jackson, provided an update on the St Michael’s Manchester Development to Shul members at the year’sRead More...
By : Peter | Jan 2, 2019
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