Bristol Jewish Congregation


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Shavuot Service 31 May 2017

Shavuot, celebrated this year May 31 - 1 June 2017, marks the anniversary of the day when we received the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is the second of the three major festivals (Passover being the first, and Sukkot the third), occurring exactly fifty days after the second day of Passover.

This is a biblical holiday complete with special prayers, holiday candle lighting and kiddush.

After the service, traditional Cheesecake.

Service Starts at 12:00 am.

Everyone is welcome

The word "Shavuot" means "weeks"; it marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. During these seven weeks, the Jewish people cleansed themselves of the scars of Egyptian slavery and became a holy nation, ready to enter into an eternal covenant with God with the giving of the Torah.
   Shabbat  Times for Bristol, England, UK
  • Yom Yerushalayim occurs on Wednesday, 24 May 2017
  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan occurs on Friday, 26 May 2017
  • Candle lighting: 8:53pm on Friday, 26 May 2017
  • Havdalah (50 min): 10:02pm on Saturday, 27 May 2017

Next Shabbat Service at 11:00am, 27 May 2017 

As Bristol Jewish Congregation we are independent autonomous Synagogue .    

We believe Judaism should be authentic, honest and open-minded. If you just moved to Bristol or have never been involved in synagogue and have any Jewish connection

you are welcome too. 

Whether you're looking for a place to pray and learn, the opportunity to give or volunteer, or just supportive group of friends, you'll find a warm welcome at  Bristol Jewish Congregation Synagogue at "the River".

We hold services every Shabbat  and most festivals. Bristol Jewish Congregation is not affiliated to any of the movements and we hold a variety of service styles. Some services, are conducted mostly in English, others may be more traditional in style where Hebrew is the main language. We try to make all services accessible to everyone regardless of previous preferences. Visiting rabbis and service leaders are welcomed from a variety of denominations.

If you are involved in teaching or lecturing about different faiths and believes and you would like more information about Judaism as a faith and a way of life or would like to arrange visit to your school or organisation,

call on 075 5116 7195 or email  to arrange meeting or visit.

Every Wednesday,  from 11:30AM to 2:30PM the Synagogue will be open to all those who would like to come ask questions or just see around.