Visits to Cheltenham Synagogue
Our Grade 2* listed Synagogue is over 150 years old and unique in Gloucestershire. It provides a focus for both Jewish education in the region and the appreciation of Regency architecture. We regularly welcome guests from near and far, ranging from local school children studying Judaism as part of the national curriculum to visitors from all over the world.
Visits are tailored to fit groups' interests but typically cover the history of the Congregation and the building itself, and the Jewish form of worship. Also shown and discussed are the ritual objects that are to be found in a Synagogue, why they are there and how they are used. Talks can also be much more specific, for example life in a Jewish home including aspects such as dietary requirements.
Occasionally talks can also be given at other locations.
Visits usually last about an hour. There are some steps at the entrance but no major problems of access. Please note that we are unable to cater for visits on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath. No charge is made although a donation is always welcome.
You can see further information on our Synagogue leaflet [1.3 Mb].
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For further information, please email the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcomed by a team from the Synagogue, visitors engaged with different aspects of Judaism in Cheltenham; the beautiful Regency Synagogue and aspects of religious and community life.
Jessica Shapiro’s presentation “Yiddish in the UK”, a topic new to many of her listeners, was another informative and engaging Heritage event.
We look forward to greeting Heritage guests again September 2017.