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 email@example.com:
|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|
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.