Manchester Reform Synagogue

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Manchester Reform Synagogue
Religion
Affiliation Reform Judaism
Leadership Rabbi Reuven Silverman [1]
StatusActive
Location
LocationJackson's Row, Manchester M2 5NH
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Architecture
Completed1952 (current building)
Website
www.jacksonsrow.org [2]

Manchester Reform Synagogue, a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism, is one of the oldest Reform synagogues in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1857 [3] under the name Manchester Congregation of British Jews by a group consisting mainly of German-Jewish immigrants, [4] the synagogue is located in central Manchester at Jackson's Row.

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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. [5] The current building has a large synagogue, banqueting hall and classrooms. [5] The building was designed by Peter Cummings and Eric Levy. [6] In 2014, it was reported that the building would be demolished and rebuilt. [1]

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