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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..


With the current COVID-19 pandemic most services are online but not during Shabbat or Festivals.


For further details, please contact our Secretary at


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

Monday 6th February

Purim Thursday 7th March
Pesach 1st Seder night Wednesday 5th April
Last day Thursday 13th April
Yom HaShoah Thursday 18th April
Yom HaAtzmaut
Israeli Independence Day
Wednesday 26th April
Lag B'Omer Thursday 9th May
Shavuot Friday 26th May and Saturday 27th May
Tish B'Av
Fast of Av
Thursday 27th July
Rosh Hashanah 1st day Saturday 16th September
2nd day Sunday 17th September
Yom Kippur Monday 25th September
Succot Saturday 30th September − 6th October
Simchat Torah Sunday 8th October
Chanukah 1st candle to be lit Thursday 7th December
Ends Friday 15th December

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