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Manchester Reform Synagogue

Jackson's Row

Basic Information

The Manchester Reform Synagogue was founded in 1857, Halliwell Street. 17 August 1856 Irreconcilable split between Reform Association and the rest of the Old Manchester Congregation- the two groups become the Orthodox Great Synagogue and Manchester Congregation of British Jews.

Their original building was in Park Place (see photo below) at the near end of Cheetham Hill Road, then a busy Jewish neighbourhood. The building was consecrated on 25th March 1858 and associated itself from the outset with the West London Synagogue, which had been founded in 1841. Following their example the original name was adopted, the reference to British Jews being inclusive of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi.

On the 1st June 1941 during the blitz of Manchester the synagogue was bombed and lost its building as well as most of its records and treasured possessions.

Build completed:



Jackson's Row Manchester
M2 5NH


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