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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
|National Holocaust Memorial Day Act of Remembrance||
Thursday 25 January 6.30 pm Cheltenham Council Chamber, The Promenade
|Tu B'Shevat New Year for Trees||
Wednesday 31 January
|Purim||Thursday 1 March|
1st Seder Night Friday 30 March 1st Day Saturday 31 March
Last Day Saturday 7 April
|Yom HaShoah Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day||
Thursday 12 April
|Yom HaZikaron Israeli Memorial Day||Wednesday 18 April|
|Yom HaAtzmaut Israeli Independence Day||Thursday 19 April|
|Lag B'Omer||Thursday 3 May|
|Shavuot||Erev Shavuot Satuday 19 May,Sunday 20 May, Monday 21 May|
|Tish B'Av Fast of Av||Sunday 22 July|
Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday 9 September
1st Day - Monday 10 September
2nd Day - Tuesday 11 September
|Yom Kippur||Erev Yom Kippur - Tuesday 18 September, Wednesday 19 September|
|Succot||Erev Succot Sunday 23
September, 1st Day Monday 24 September
Erev Shmini Atzeret Sunday 30 September, Monday 1 October
|Simchat Torah||Erev Simchat Torah Monday 1 October, Tuesday 2 October|
First candle to be lit the evening of Sunday 2 December
1st Day - Monday 3 December
All 8 candles to be lit the evening of Sunday 9 December
Most of our services are led by lay members of the community, although a Minister is usually invited for the Yom Tovim.