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Kiddush Wine and Cup

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


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
Rosh Hashanah

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.