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Kiddush Wine and Cup

Cheltenham is a traditional synagogue and services follow the Ashkenazi minhag.


Shabbat services are held throughout the year on Friday evenings, usually at 7.00 pm, followed by a Kiddush,  Saturday morning services are held from time to time. Please let us know if you would like to attend one of our occasional Friday evening services where some English explanation is given.


Significant festivals, holidays and other important events in 2018 are as follows. Note that the Jewish day starts at sunset and ends at sunset, this is why two days can be listed for single dates.


Not all services will be held at the Synagogue - for further details, please contact our Secretary at


National Holocaust Memorial Day                Act of Remembrance

Thursday 24 January  6.30 pm Cheltenham Council Chamber, The Promenade

Tu B'Shevat  New Year for Trees

Monday 21 January

A special kiddush to mark this will be Friday 25 January after the erev Shabbat service.

Purim Thursday 21 March

1st Seder Night  Friday 19 April 1st Day Saturday 20 April

Last Day Saturday 27 April

Yom HaShoah     Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday 2 May

Yom HaZikaron    Israeli Memorial Day Wednesday 8 May
Yom HaAtzmaut  Israeli Independence Day Thursday 9 May
Lag B'Omer Thursday 23 May
Shavuot Erev Shavuot Satuday 8 June,Sunday 9 June, Monday 10 June
Tish B'Av             Fast of Av Sunday 11 August
Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday 29 September

1st Day - Monday 30 September

2nd Day - Tuesday 1 October

Yom Kippur Erev Yom Kippur - Tuesday 8 October, Wednesday 9 October
Succot Erev Succot Sunday 13 October, 1st Day Monday 14 October

Erev Shmini Atzeret Sunday 20 October, Monday 21 October

Simchat Torah Erev Simchat Torah Monday 21 October, Tuesday 22 October

First candle to be lit the evening of Sunday 22 December

1st Day - Monday 3 December

All 8 candles to be lit the evening of Sunday 29 December

Most of our services are led by lay members of the community, although a Minister is usually invited for the Yom Tovim.