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Hybrid services

We have had ‘hybrid’ services with full participation from people online as well as in the synagogue building over several months. Online participants regularly fulfil almost all ceremonial roles, including reading from the Torah, gi...

Communal kiddushim are back

“Bring and share” kiddushim – as well as the occasional sponsored kiddush – have returned… a chance to catch up with old friends, meet visitors and new members and be together as a community, as it was...

Multi Faith Service for Ukraine

Beth Shalom hosted a special multi-faith service on Monday 14 March in support of and solidarity with all those caught up in the terrible war in Ukraine. Our chairman welcomed members and all our guests to the evening service, which was ...

Educational activities

The following regular classes are now available, contact us for more information. Intermediate Torah reading classes, Parashat Hashavua, Shabbat study group (pilot of 6 sessions)...

Holocaust Memorial Day Service 2022

Beth Shalom’s HMD took place on Zoom. This year’s theme was ‘One Day’ and a dramatised account was presented of a remarkable debate in the British parliament in late 1942. ‘Murder, Not War’ shows...

High Holy Day Appeal

We are delighted to report that Beth Shalom raised just under £5,000 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) during its 2020 High Holy Day Appeal. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our members, which enables us to ha...

Air conditioning

We are pleased to announce that the air conditioning system has finally been installed in the prayer hall. The new system features three discreet cassettes located in the high ceiling. The specifications of the system mean that prayer ha...

The Memorials Scroll Trust

Why is sefer Torah number 689 different from all other s’farim Torah used by Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue, Cambridge and why does that matter? In 1942, the first night of Chanukah, fell on 4th December. Instead of celebrating, the peo...

News from Reform Judaism

RJ:TV is our interactive broadcasting platform for these challenging times. From tomorrow we will provide a range of interactive programming that you are invited to join – from daily prayer services and adult learning sessions to fun f...

Want to get your hands dirty?

One of the greatest features of Beth Shalom Synagogue is that we are a community based congregation where we seek to do as much as possible ourselves. This helps us financially but also encourages members of our community to give their t...

A lovely refurbished pre-cheder classroom

Our blooming pre-cheder group has come back from the end of year break to a much improved classroom with some lovely new storage units, some colourful posters and artwork and a more child-friendly layout. We hope that children and parent...

Story time

Our library features a large selection of books for adults and children, which can be borrowed at any time. Every Sunday we display a selection of books for our Cheder children to take home with them....

Teaching at Cheder

We are always on the lookout for teachers and teaching assistants for our religion school. If you think you might have the level of Jewish knowledge or Hebrew required, why not contact us for an informal chat. All teaching positions...

Parashat Hashavua Club

Come along every Thursday at 8pm for a lively and spirit lifting discussion about the weekly torah portion. All are very much welcome!    ...