Manchester Reform Synagogue (Jackson's Row)




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Congregation Data


Manchester Reform Synagogue

Former Name:

Manchester Congregation of British Jews


Jackson's Row, Manchester, M2 5NH
     18 May 1952 - Consecration of site for Synagogue
     29 November 1953 - Opening of Synagogue

(The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Previous Address:

Park Place, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4
11 March 1857 - Foundation stone laid
     25 March 1858 - Consecration of site for Synagogue
     1 June 1941 - Synagogue destroyed in German air-raid
     1941 - 1948 - Services held at Room 35, Houldsworth Hall, 90 Deansgate, Manchester M3
     1948 - 1953 - Services held in prefabricated building on Park Place site

Current Status:


Date Formed:





A constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly known as the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).



Local Authority:

The congregation is situated in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers). 

From 1889 to 1974, the locality was in the county borough of Manchester (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Membership Data:

1896 - 142 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/1897)
1905 - 160 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1906)


Other Congregation Information

  • Congregation Records:

    • Marriage Registers - Schedule of certain data extracted from the Marriage Registers, including ancillary notes.

    • Other Records 

  • Congregation History (Congregation's website)

  • Bibliography:

    • The Manchester Congregation of British Jews 1857-1957.  Rabbi P. Selvin Goldberg (Norbury, Lockwood & Co., 1957)

    • Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988.  Bill Williams (1988). p. 19

    • Other Manchester sources


Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

List of Reform Synagogue Congregations

List of Synagogues
destroyed by German air raids during World War II

Jewish Communities of England home page

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