Chaim V'Tikvah Independant Congregation

North Manchester, Greater Manchester



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 Congregation Data


Chaim V'Tikvah Independent Congregation
(translation of name - "Life and Hope")


The congregation is based in Prestwich.(ii) Services are held in members' homes or hired halls, generally in the metropolitan boroughs of Bury or Manchester.

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

Current Status:


Date Founded:

1988(vi) - a breakaway from the Sha'arei Shalom, North Manchester Reform Congregation, following a dispute over rabbinical style.


Reform tradition. The congregation describes itself as "a small independent Progressive congregation with traditional values and a family friendly atmosphere.....and men and women sit together."(vii)






None listed

Membership Data:

National Reports and Surveys(viii)

2010 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)

2016 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)

Charitable Status:

No information found as to charitable status (as at 10 September 2019).

Local Government District:

Prestwich is in the metropolitan borough of the Bury, formed in 1974, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).

Registration District (BMD):

Bury (since formation of the congregation) - Link to Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) Jewish Year Book 2015.

  • (iii) to (v) Reserved.

  • (vi) However, the congregation appears to have been unlisted until the Jewish Year Book 2013.

  • (vii) Jewish Year Book 2015.

  • (viii) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.


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Jewish Congregations in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury

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Latest revision or update: 10 September 2019

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