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


Shabbat services are held throughout the year on Friday evenings. Saturday morning services are held from time to time.


There are occasional Friday evening services where some English explanation is given to which guests are invited. These often coincide with Inter Faith Week in November.


Significant festivals, holidays and other important events in 2023 are as listed below. Note that the Jewish day begins the evening before and ends after sunset..


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Cheltenham's Act of Remembrance for
Holocaust Memorial Day
Thursday 25th January
New Year for Trees

Thursday 25th Januar

Purim Sunday 24th March
Pesach 1st Seder night Monday 22nd April
Last day Tuesday 30th April
Yom HaShoah Monday 6th May
Yom HaAtzmaut
Israeli Independence Day
Tuesday 14th May
Lag B'Omer Sunday 26th May
Shavuot Wednesday 12th June and 13th June
Fast of Av Tuesday 13th August
Rosh Hashanah Thursday 3rd October and Friday 4th October
Yom Kippur Saturday 12th October
Succot Thursday 17th October − 23rd October
Simchat Torah Friday 25th October
Chanukah 1st candle to be lit Wednesday 25th December
Ends Thursday 2nd January 2025

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