We hold two services every weekend: our Friday night service, which welcomes in Shabbat, and our Saturday morning service, where the weekly Torah portion is read.
The Friday night services usually begin at 8pm but may start earlier if we are having an chavurah supper or similar additional activity.
The Saturday morning services begin at 10:30am.
Responsibility for managing services, including arrangements for leading the services, sits with our Rites & Practices committee. Following some discussions with service leaders and regular attendees at services, a revised calendar is being introduced from November 2012 – full details can be found here.
We celebrate all the major festivals and some of the minor ones: Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Yom Hashoah, Tu b’Shevat, Purim, Yom Haotzmaot, Pesach and Shavuout.
Not all of the festivals are marked at our own premises – some of the High Holy Day services are held off-site in order to maximise the space available, and some are held at other nearby Synagogues so we can join in celebrating the festival with other members of the local progressive community.
Our celebrations often involve special services for children and young people so the whole family can be involved.
We vary the format and timing of the celebrations each year to keep them relevant – if you would like to know the arrangements for the current year please see the calendar, or else contact the office.