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

Service Times

Despite the current national lockdown, Central remains open for daily services. We have taken additional precautions and further reduced capacity in line with United Synagogue guidance. We believe it is important to stay open for those people who feel comfortable and want to attend.

Friday night and Shabbat services must be booked in advance – priority goes to members of Central but others may apply:

Click here to book for a Friday night service.
Click here to book for a Shabbat morning service.

All other services are open to everyone and you do not need to book in advance.

w/c 21st FebruaryShacharitMinchahMa'ariv
SUNDAY8:30am5:00pmAfter mincha
MONDAY 7:30amNo service7:00pm
TUESDAY7:30amNo service7:00pm
WEDNESDAY7:30amNo service7:00pm
THURSDAY7:15amNo service7:00pm
Booking required
FRIDAY7:15am
Booking required
5:22pm
Booking required
After Mincha
SHABBAT10:00am
Booking required
No service6:50pm (after Shabbat)

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.

Purim

Join us this Purim at shul to hear the Megillah:

  • Thursday 25th February – Maariv followed by Megillah reading at 7:00pm
  • Friday 26th February – Shacharit at 7:15am followed by Megillah reading at 7:40am
  • Friday 26th February – Additional reading at 11:00am

Advance booking is essential – if you have not booked already, bookings are now closed.

Upcoming Events

Shabbat & Yom Tov Times

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 United Synagogue updates