Manchester Liberal Jewish Community





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Congregation Data


Manchester Liberal Jewish Community

Former Names

Metropolitan Liberal Jewish Congregation of Manchester.


No fixed place of meeting - meets in Central Manchester.

Current Status:


Date Formed:

Founding meeting  - 12 September 2004
Inaugural Service - 19 November 2004(iv)


Liberal / Progressive


A constituent community of Liberal Judaism (formerly the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, ULPS)



(To view a short profile of a minister who also served other UK congregations - name in blue - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi Mark L. Solomon - (part time) - from 2010 to 2014 (vii)

Cantor Gershon Silins (part time) - in March 2017(viii)

Student Rabbi Gabriel Kanter-Webber - 2019 to 2020(ix)

Membership Data

National Reports and Surveys(xi)

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

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

Charitable Status:

The congregation is a registered charity (no. 1120548), registered on 14 August 2007. The governing document iis the congregation's constitution adopted 29 January 2007, as amended 21 July 2007.(xii)

Registration District:

Manchester (since formation of congregation) - Link to Register Office website


For cemetery details, see Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i), (ii) and (iii) Reserved.

  • (iv) Congregation's website, accessed 17 March 2017.

  • (v) and (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) Rabbi Solomon's Profile on Liberal Judaism's website and Jewish Year Books listings.

  • (viii) Congregation's website, accessed 17 March 2017.

  • (ix) Mentioned on the congregation's website, accessed 31 December 2019 and 13 January 2020, but no longer mentioned when accessed 30 December 2020.

  • (x) Reserved.

  • (xi) 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.

  • (xxvii) Charities Commission's website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 23 July 2019.

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page
(including list of Jewish congregations in Greater Manchester)

List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

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Latest revision or update: 6 January 2021

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