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Manchester Progressive communities ‘exploring options for collaboration’

Manchester’s three Reform synagogues have met in what they describe as a “significant first” to explore the future of Progressive Judaism in the city.

The Chairs of Manchester Reform Synagogue, Menorah Synagogue and Sha’arei Shalom Synagogue have released a joint statement saying that they are “actively exploring options for collaboration between the Progressive Jewish communities of Manchester and the North West.”

At the meeting (pictured), the Boards of the three communities were joined by Progressive Judaism Co-Leads Rabbi Josh Levy and Rabbi Charley Baginsky, along with the Movement for Reform Judaism’s Head of Community Partnership, Sarita Robinson.

The statement continues: “In the meeting the communities shared their current needs, opportunities and challenges. Together they looked at opportunities for innovation, as well as hearing about models of collaboration that are emerging around the country and elsewhere in the world, as well as how the Movement might support next steps.

“There was a shared sense that this conversation is worth exploring. As we take the conversation forward we will continue to consult and speak with the communities in lots of different ways.”

Read the full statement here.

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