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


Kiddush wine and cupShabbat services are held throughout the year on Friday evenings at 7.00 pm, followed by a Kiddush, and we have occasional Saturday morning services.


Significant festivals, holidays and other important events in 2014 are as follows. Note that the Jewish day starts at sunset and ends at sunset, this is why two days are given for single dates.


Not all services will be held at the Synagogue - for further details, please contact our Secretary at info@cheltenhamsynagogue.org.uk:



National Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday 27 January

Purim Saturday 15 March, Sunday 16 March
Tu B'Shevat -       New Year for Trees Thursday 16 January

1st Seder Night - Monday 14 April

2nd Seder Night -Tuesday 15 April

Pesach ends 22 April

Yom HaShoah     Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday 27 April, Monday 28 April

Yom HaZikaron    Israeli Memorial Day Sunday 4 May, Monday 5 May
Yom HaAtzmaut    Israel Independence Day Monday 5 May, Tuesday 6 May
Lag B'Omer Sunday 18 May
Shavuot Erev Shavuot Tuesday 3 June, Wednesday 4 June, Thursday 5 June
Tish B'Av              Fast of Av Monday 4 August, Tuesday 5 August
Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wednesday 24 September

1st Day - Thursday 25 September

2nd Day - Friday 26 September

Yom Kippur Friday 3 October, Saturday 4 October
Succot Wednesday 8 October, Thursday 9 October
Simchat Torah Friday 17 October

First candle to be lit Tuesday 16 December

1st Day - Wednesday 17 December

8th Day - Tuesday 23 December

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