The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region was formally established in 1919.  For more than 100 years, the Council has been responsible for representing, protecting, uniting, defending and serving the Jewish community of Greater Manchester and region.

As a representative body, we are the first point of contact for elected representatives on issues that affect our community.  We proactively engage politicians at the highest levels of local and national government to ensure they are aware of the community’s agenda.

Internally, we work across our whole community to ensure concerns are recognised and acted upon.  We co-ordinate the Greater Manchester Jewish Strategic Group whose membership is derived from a diverse cross section of the whole community, alongside key stakeholders from wider society.  The group meets regularly to assist communal organisations to collaborate and coordinate whilst amplifying our collective voice to government.

We recognise that the success of our community is closely tied to that of our neighbours so we continue to take an active part in interfaith networks.  This ensures the general population is aware of issues affecting Jewish people across the region whilst simultaneously working towards a more cohesive society.

Russell Conn

Our President, Russell, has lived his entire life in Manchester. He attended Leeds University and after almost 30 years in retail in 2008, changed careers and became the UK Campaign Director for Eshel Colel Chabad, the largest NGO in Israel, dealing primarily with food aid as well as other vital...

Mark Adlestone

Mark Adlestone OBE DL became Chair of the JRC in May 2021. Mark is Chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers. He joined the company in 1979, became Joint Managing Director in 1990, sole Managing Director in 2000 and Chairman in 2012. Since 2004 to the present day, Beaverbrooks has been in...

Marc Levy

In May 2021, Marc was seconded from the Jewish Leadership Council to become the first Chief Executive of the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region. Marc joined the Jewish Leadership Council in June 2016, initially as their North West External Affairs Manager.  Over time, Marc’s remit expanded to...

AFFILIATES

  
'45 Aid Society45aid.org
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX)ajex.org.uk
Blackpool Reform Synagoguebrjc.co.uk
B'nai B'rith Cheshire Unity Lodgebnaibrithuk.org/bnai-brith-cheshire/
British-Israel Chamber of Commerce (BICC)biccnw.org.uk
Brookvale Care Homesbrookvalecarehome.co.uk
Broughton Jewish Cassell Fox Primary Schoolbjcfps.co.uk
Bury Hebrew Congregationburyhc.org.uk
Centre for Jewish Studiesmanchesterjewishstudies.org
Cheetham Hebrew Congregation
Emunahemunah.org.uk
The Fedthefed.org.uk
The Feinmann Trustthefeinmanntrust.org.uk
Hale & District Hebrew Congregationhaleshule.com
Heaton Park Synagoguehphc.org.uk
Higher Prestwich Hebrew Congregation
Hillock Hebrew Congregation
Holy Law & South Broughton Synagogueholylaw.org.uk
Jewish Action for Mental Health (JAMH)jamh.org.uk
Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade (JLGB)jlgb.org
Jewish Small Communities Network (JSCN)jscn.org.uk
JSENSEjsense.org.uk
Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN)jvn.org.uk
Jewish Women's Aid (JWA)jwa.org.uk
Lubavitch North Manchesterlchaim.org.uk
King David High Schoolkdhs.org.uk
Langdon Collegelangdoncollege.org
League of Jewish Women (LJW)theljw.org
Magen David Adom UK (MDA UK)mdauk.org
Manchester & District Council of Synagoguesmdcs.org.uk
Manchester Beth Din Ltdmbd.org.uk
Manchester Great, New & Central Synagoguestenecourt.com
Manchester Jewish Community Caremjcc.org.uk
Manchester Jewish Housing Associationmjha.org.uk
Manchester Jewish Museummanchesterjewishmuseum.com
Manchester Jewish Soccer Leaguemjsl.org.uk
Manchester Jewish Soup Kitchen
Manchester Liberal Jewish Communitymljc.org.uk
Manchester Reform Synagoguejacksonsrow.org
Meade Hill Synagoguemeadehillshul.co.uk
Menorah Synagoguemenorah.org.uk
Neshomoneshomo.co.uk
North Salford Synagoguevinestreetshul.co.uk
Northern Holocaust Education Groupnorthernholocausteducationgroup.org.uk
North West Friends of Israel (NWFOI)nwfoi.org.uk
Outreachoutreach.co.uk
Pennine Wayfarers
Prestwich Hebrew Congregationshrubberies.org.uk
Preston Jewish Communityprestonjewishcommunity
Sale & District Hebrew Congregation
Sam Herward JNF Wednesday Club
Second Generation Networksecondgeneration.org.uk
Sha'are Hayim, The Sephardi Congregation of South Manchester
Sha'are Rachamim Synagogue
Shaare Sedek Synagogue
Sha'arei Shalom Synagogueshaareishalom
South Manchester Synagoguebowdonshul.org.uk
St Annes Hebrew Congregationshulbythesea.co.uk
Stoke-on-Trent & North Staff Hebrew Congjscn.org.uk/small-communities/stoke-on-trent-and-nortstaffordshire-hebrew-congregation/
United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA)ujia.org
Whitefield Hebrew Congregationthewhc.co.uk
Women's International Zionist Organisation (WIZO)wizo.org
Yeshurun Hebrew Congregationyeshurun.org.uk

AFFILIATES

Organisation
45 Aid Society 45aid.org
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) ajex.org.uk
Blackpool Reform Synagogue brjc.co.uk
B'nai B'rith Cheshire Unity Lodge bnaibrithuk.org/bnai-brith-cheshire/
British-Israel Chamber of Commerce (BICC) biccnw.org.uk
Brookvale Care Homes brookvalecarehome.co.uk/
Broughton Jewish Cassell Fox Primary School bjcfps.co.uk
Bury Hebrew Congregation buryhc.org.uk
Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester manchesterjewishstudies.org
Cheetham Hebrew Congregation
Emunah emunah.org.uk
The Fed thefed.org.uk
Hale & District Hebrew Congregation haleshule.com
Heaton Park Synagogue hphc.org.uk
Higher Prestwich Hebrew Congregation
Hillock Hebrew Congregation
Holy Law & South Broughton Synagogue holylaw.org.uk
Jewish Action for Mental Health (JAMH) jamh.org.uk
Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade (JLGB) jlgb.org
Jewish Small Communities Network (JSCN) jscn.org.uk
JSENSE jsense.org.uk
Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) jvn.org.uk
Jewish Women's Aid (JWA) jwa.org.uk
Lubavitch North Manchester lchaim.org.uk
King David High School kdhs.org.uk
Langdon College langdoncollege.org
League of Jewish Women (LJW) theljw.org
Magen David Adom UK (MDA UK) mdauk.org
Manchester & District Council of Synagogues mdcs.org.uk
Manchester Beth Din Ltd mbd.org.uk
Manchester Great, New and Central Synagogue stenecourt.com
Manchester Jewish Community Care mjcc.org.uk
Manchester Jewish Housing Association mjha.org.uk
Manchester Jewish Museum manchesterjewishmuseum.com
Manchester Jewish Soccer League mjsl.org.uk
Manchester Jewish Soup Kitchen
Manchester Liberal Jewish Community mljc.org.uk
Manchester Reform Synagogue mrc.org.uk
Meade Hill Synagogue jacksonsrow.org
Menorah Synagogue menorah.org.uk
The Feinmann Trust thefeinmanntrust.org.uk
Neshomo neshomo.co.uk
North Salford Synagogue vinestreetshul.co.uk
Northern Holocaust Education Group northernholocausteducationgroup.org.uk
North West Friends of Israel (NWFOI) nwfoi.org.uk
Outreach outreach.co.uk
Pennine Wayfarers
Prestwich Hebrew Congregation shrubberies.org.uk
Sale & District Hebrew Congregation
Sam Herward JNF Wednesday Club
Second Generation Network secondgeneration.org.uk
Sha'are Hayim Synagogue
Shaare Sedek Synagogue
Sha'arei  Shalom Synagogue
South Manchester Synagogue bowdonshul.org.uk
St Annes Hebrew Congregation shulbythesea.co.uk
Stoke-on-Trent & North Staff Hebrew Cong jscn.org.uk/small-communities/stoke-on-trent-and-nortstaffordshire-hebrew-congregation/
United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) ujia.org
Whitefield Hebrew Congregation thewhc.co.uk
Women's International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) wizo.org
Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation yeshurun.org.uk