TWO of Manchester’s Reform synagogues have started discussions on merging their congregations.
Manchester Reform Synagogue (Jackson’s Row) and Sha’arei Shalom, in Whitefield, are exploring closer co-operation.
“The conversations about joining together in a more intentional way are so exciting,” Manchester Reform Synagogue’s Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen said.
“Joining resources, places, leaders and skills means the future is so bright.”
Leaders of both synagogues are keen to stress that any union would be a modern solution to the traditional synagogue model.
Initial talks have been about looking at the most effective ways to share campuses and resources to strengthen and enhance both communities – and not about shutting down premises.
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