Fiona Karet provided prayers at the Cambridge Civic Remembrance Day service on behalf of Beth Shalom

On Remembrance Sunday 2023 a service was held at the War Memorial in Cambridge. The Reverend Imogen Nay from St Paul’s Church in Hills Road invited readings and prayer from the Muslim, Hindu and Jewish communities in Cambridge. Fiona Karet and Mike Frankl were proud to represent Beth Shalom at this very moving service, which was also attended by the … Read More

Yom Kippur sermons

Check out the Sermons page to read some of the sermons that were given on Yom Kippur and Shabbat Shuvah.

Beth Shalom Open Day

Beth Shalom Synagogue welcomed around 100 visitors to its first open day, as part of the Open Cambridge event on 10th September.

Israel Democracy discussion

On 7 September, Beth Shalom hosted a meeting about the current political situation in Israel and the way demonstrations in Israel have been supported by people living in Cambridge. The evening was very successful with excellent speakers representing constitutional military and academic perspectives. Our thanks go to all those who participated in this important debate.

A very special bar mitzvah

In June, we celebrated a very special event with the bar mitzvah of Jonathan, a much loved member of the Cambridge Jewish community. Jonathan is definitely Beth Shalom’s favourite caterer even though he recently retired. With the help of his lovely wife and children, he delighted everyone by sponsoring kiddush with some “Jonathan classics” – including his famous cheesecake, bagels, pavlova, … Read More

Cheder Shavuot picnic

Cheder organised some Shavuot themed activities to mark the festival including a rather impressive cheesecake baking workshop. The families made the most of the lovely weather and pretty much took over the orchard at the end of the session with a very lively Shavuot picnic and game of football!     

Two beautiful Chuppahs this spring

Mazel Tov to the wonderful couples who held their Chuppah at Beth Shalom this spring. The brides were beautiful, the ceremonies were moving as well as joyful and it was a privilege for all those present to share our happy couples’ very special day.  

Yom Ha’atzmaut at the Wednesday Lunch Club

The Wednesday Lunch club marked Yom Ha’atzmaut with authentic Israeli cuisine from Cambridge’s favourite Israeli chef Yoni. Guests shared their personal stories about Israel and what it means to them.       

Coronation

On 6 May, we started shacharit an hour early and after the service, we watched the official ceremony on our big screen TV and shared a celebratory bring and share kiddush / lunch and a glass of something.