Cheltenham is a traditional synagogue and services follow the Ashkenazi minhag.
Shabbat services are held throughout the year on Friday evenings 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 2017 are as follows. Note that the Jewish day starts at sunset and ends at sunset, this is why two days can be given for single dates.
Not all services will be held at the Synagogue - for further details, please contact our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org:
|National Holocaust Memorial Day Act of Remembrance||
Thursday 26 January 6.30 pm Cheltenham Council Chamber, The Promenade
|Tu B'Shevat New Year for Trees||
Saturday 11 February
|Purim||Erev Purim Saturday 11 March, Sunday 12 March|
1st Seder Night - Monday 10 April
2nd Seder Night - Tuesday 11 April
Pesach ends Tuesday 18 April
|Yom HaShoah Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day||
Monday 24 April
|Yom HaZikaron Israeli Memorial Day||Monday 1 May|
|Yom HaAtzmaut Israeli Independence Day||Tuesday 2 May|
|Lag B'Omer||Erev Lag B'Omer Saturday 13 May 14 May|
|Shavuot||Erev Shavuot Tuesday 30 May, Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 1 June|
|Tish B'Av Fast of Av||Tuesday 1 August|
Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wednesday 20 September
1st Day - Thursday 21 September
2nd Day - Friday 22 September
|Yom Kippur||Erev Yom Kippur - Friday 29 September, Saturday 30 September|
|Succot||Erev Succot Wednesday 4 October, Thursday 5 October until Wednesday 11 October then Erev Shmini Atzeret Wednesday 11 October, Thursday 12 October|
|Simchat Torah||Erev Simchat Torah Thursday 12 October, Friday 13 October|
First candle to be lit the evening of Tuesday 12 December
1st Day - Wednesday 13 December
All 8 candles to be lit the evening of Tuesday 19 December
Most of our services are led by lay members of the community, although a Minister is usually invited for the Yom Tovim.