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Birmingham Synagogues

Last updated: 2005-04-03

Find out more about the synagogues in Birmingham. From liberal to orthodox, Birmingham has a synagogue for all Jewish people.

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE

BETH HAMEDRASH

133 Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7PA

Tel: Daytime 0121 440 4044
After hours 0121 449 3609
Mobile: 07977 097 569

Fax: 0121 440 5405

President: Mr Leonard Jacobs
Secretary: Mr Sam Cohen
Minister: Rabbi Adam Hill, BA
Tel: 0121 440 7514
Email: srni@heharim.co.uk

Synagogue Services:

Morning Services:

Sunday and Bank Holiday  8.30 am
Monday, Thursday and Rosh Chodesh:  7.15 am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  7.30 am
Shabbat  9.30 am
Yom Tov  9.15 am

Birmingham Central Synagogue and Birmingham Hebrew Congregation have a joint Shacharit service Sunday-Friday which alternates between the two synagogues. Please enquire at either synagogue office to ascertain the present venue for Shacharit.

Mincha Services:

Summer  8.00 pm
Erev Shabbat and Erev Yomtov in Winter:  at commencement
Erev Shabbat and Erev Yomtov in Summer  7.45 pm
Shabbat and Yom Tov  1 hour 15 minutes before termination

Ma'ariv Services:
 

Winter  8.00 pm
Summer: following Mincha service
Erev Shabbat and Yomtov:  Following Mincha service
Shabbat and Yomtov:  At termination

The Central Synagogue comprises 250 families, and is also the most popular synagogue for students. There are regular children's services and shiurim (teaching sessions) take place during the week and on Shabbat. An active Guild caters the weekly kiddush provided by the shul as well as sponsored kiddushim and other functions on request. A monthly newsletter, the Central News, is produced providing information of interest to members and a Functions Committee and Fundraising Committee organise social and fundraising events during the year.

The light and spacious Malcolm Locker Hall which comfortably seats up to 350 guests is an attractive venue for barmitzvahs and weddings, as well as communal events. There is also a facility for meetings and smaller functions. The catering arrangements in the on site milk and meat kitchens are under the supervision of Rabbi Adam Hill. The BJEB cheder classes are held on the synagogue site and the Mikvah is also to be found here.

BIRMINGHAM HEBREW CONGREGATION comprising
SINGERS HILL SYNAGOGUE and
THE MOSELEY MINYAN, KING DAVID SCHOOL

Ellis Street, Birmingham B1 1HL

Tel: 0121 643 0884 Tel/fax: 0121 643 5950
Email: office@singershill.com
Minister: Rabbi Leonard Tann BA MA,
Administrator: Mr Bernard Gingold Tel: 07976 227209
President: Sir Bernard Zissman
Web Page: http://www.singershill.com

Synagogue Services:

Singers Hill:

Morning Services:
 

Sunday and Bank Holiday 8.30 am
Monday, Thursday, Rosh Chodesh  7.15 am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7.30 am
Shabbat and Yom Tov  9.00 am

Birmingham Central Synagogue and Birmingham Hebrew Congregation have a joint Shacharit service Sunday-Friday which alternates between the two synagogues. Please enquire at either synagogue office to ascertain the present venue for Shacharit.

Mincha Services:

1:30pm weekdays

Erev Shabbat and Erev Yom Tov (winter): at commencement
Erev Shabbat and Erev Yom Tov (summer): 8pm
Shabbat and Yom Tov: 1 hour before termination

Evenings:

Erev Shabbat and Yom Tov: Following Mincha service
Shabbat and Yom Tov: at termination

King David School Minyan:
Shabbat - Yomtov Services  9.45 am

BIRMINGHAM PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE

4 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AA

Tel: 0121 643 5640
Email: bps@ulps.org
Web Site: http://www.bps-pro-syn.co.uk
Minister Rabbi: Dr Margaret Jacobi
Administrator: Mrs Rosa Plotnek
President: Mr David Blain

Services are held every Friday evening at 8.l5pm except for the second Friday in the month when the family service is held at 6.30 pm.

Weekly Shabbat service at 11.00 am.

Cheder classes are held from 10.00 am on Sundays in term-time. For Adult Education, details from the synagogue office.

A monthly Bulletin of news and information is circulated to all members.

The Leamington and District Progresive Jewish Group, which is part of the synagogue, meets in members' houses monthly. Details may be obtained from the Synagogue office.

In addition to normal services on Shabbat and all festivals throughout the year, the synagogue holds Purim and Chanukah parties, bazaars, study days and suppers. There is an annual Civic Service in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress and many other distinguished civic guests, a communal seder and a garden party and children's sports day.

SOLIHULL AND DISTRICT HEBREW CONGREGATION

3 Monastery Drive, Solihull, West Midlands B91 1DW

Tel: 0121 707 5199 Fax: 0121 706 8736
Web Site: http://www.solihullshul.org
Minister: Rabbi Y Pink
President: Mr Harold Kay
Administrator: Mrs Helena Woolf
Tel: (0044)121 603 5170

The Solihull and District Hebrew Congregation is a small and vibrant community which holds regular religious services as well as a wide range of social activities. It also operates a successful Cheder which utilises the latest audio/visual teaching aids to bring Judaism alive for its pupils. Visitors are always welcome. For further information contact the administrator, Helena Woolf.

COMMUNITY MIKVE

The mikve is found at Birmingham Central synagogue on Pershore Road.

for appointments: 07946642265

Enquiries: Mrs Arkush: 0121 440 5853


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