Sha'arei Shalom

North Manchester Reform Congregation

Whitefield, Bury, Greater Manchester




Page created: 24 August 2007
Latest revision or update: 4 July 2017

Congregation Data


Sha'arei Shalom (translation - "Gates of Peace")
North Manchester Reform Congregation


Elms Street, Whitefield, M45 8GQ (synagogue building purpose-built in 1980). Previously met in members homes.

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

Current Status:


Date Formed:





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

Breakaway Congregation:

Chaim V'Tikvah Independent Congregation in 1988




Rabbi Norman Zalud(i) (part-time) - From 1999 until present (February 2017)

Membership Data:

1977 - 10 founding families (Congregation's website)

2013 - 300 members (Congregation's website)


The Congregation is a limited company - North Manchester Reform Congregation Ltd. (limited by guarantee, registered no. 07991054) registered with the Charities Commission (no. 506117)

Local Authority:

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

From 1889 until its incorporation into Bury in 1974, Whitefield was an Urban District in the county of Lancashire. 

Cemetery Information:

See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

List of Reform Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page



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