Cheltenham Synagogue

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Synagogue Lane St James's Square
GL50 3PU

  • Secretary: 01242 578893

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

By arrangement only. Closed: Sat (Jewish Sabbath)


We do not make a fixed charge but donations are very welcome.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities information:

Sessions in the Synagogue are tailored to fit the interests of our vistors 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 more specific, for example life in a Jewish home including aspects such as dietary requirements. Visits usually last about an hour. The maximum we can accommodate is 40 - 50 although 30 is preferable because the Synagogue is so small. There are some steps at the entrance but no major problems of access.

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