|Manchester Reform Synagogue|
|Leadership||Rabbi Reuven Silverman|
|Location||Jackson's Row, Manchester M2 5NH|
|Completed||1952 (current building)|
Manchester Reform Synagogue, a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism, is one of the oldest Reform synagogues in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1857under the name Manchester Congregation of British Jews by a group consisting mainly of German-Jewish immigrants, the synagogue is located in central Manchester at Jackson's Row.
The current structure was built in 1952, using money from the War Damage Commission, after the previous synagogue building was destroyed on 1 June 1941 during the Second World War in the Manchester Blitz.The current building has a large synagogue, banqueting hall and classrooms. The building was designed by Peter Cummings and Eric Levy. In 2014, it was reported that the building would be demolished and rebuilt.
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