Birmingham Central Synagogue
Inspirational, open and giving. Much more than just a place to pray.


  • Shomrei Shabbat hospitality for students and visitors
  • Central Deli - The only exclusive kosher shop in the Midlands
  • Unique concert programme with our classically trained Rabbi
  • First choice venue for Birmingham's Jewish Students
  • Modern building with shul, Beth Hamedresh and community centre
  • The West Midlands' only Mikvah on-site
  • Situated in leafy, affordable, Edgbaston - 1 mile from the city
  • Conference Centre offering kosher facilities up to 200 delegates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our community

As part of the United Synagogue, we are following guidance from head office where a team of people are constantly reviewing the current situation and advising us what measures we need to take as a shul and community centre.

Latest Central update
Latest United Synagogue update

Make A Donation

Please consider donating to support our ongoing work. Every donation goes into Birmingham Central Synagogue towards providing services to our members, visitors, students and the wider community. You can make a donation by clicking below. If you would like a donation earmarked for a specific purpose, do let us know. Thank you.

It’s time to Join the United Synagogue

Central shul has been a full constituent member of the United Synagogue since January 2017.

Now is a great time to join us. The United Synagogue is the largest Orthodox Synagogal movement in Europe, made up of over 60 communities. Joining Birmingham Central United Synagogue means you get all the flexibility of being able to move between any US community without losing any membership rights or benefits. The US Burial Scheme is open to all members of Central as an optional alternative to any local provision.

For more details call the shul office on 0121 440 4044 or click here to find out more and download our application form.

Pesach 2020

Central Deli will be operating for Pesach – however please read the latest update on orders, opening times and the necessary changes we are making to protect our staff, volunteers and customers.

You can download a PDF of the Pesach Order form here for home printing, or if you would like to fill in the form using Microsoft Word and email it to us download this form instead.

Please try not to call us as staff are busy dealing with stock and orders. Email deli@centralshul.com with any enquiries.

Although a number of printed “Sale of Chamets” forms will be available at the Deli, this year we have made it easy for everyone to sell their Chamets using this on-line form.

Service Times

All services are suspended until further notice due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to see the Chief Rabbi’s guidance on this.

Shabbat & Yom Tov Times