Students play an active role in our Shul life and are an integral part of our community.

Central Shul is just a short walk away from Hillel House and the main student accommodation in Selly Oak. Students are encouraged to take part in all Shul events, and regular hospitality is provided by host families for Shabbat and Yom Tov meals.

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Students’ pastoral needs are catered for by the Midlands Regional Chaplaincy and there is also a branch of Aish HaTorah and Chabad on Campus in Birmingham.

Student Membership

We have had many requests from students who would like to associate themselves with the Shul in a more formal way and have now created a new category of “Student Member”.

In return for a synagogue membership fee of £60 per academic year, students can associate themselves with the congregation, be kept up to date with all mailings, and will be invited to any formal meetings (although not entitled to a vote, which is limited to full members only).

We also have a co-opted Student Representative on our Shul Council (Board of Management) to represent the student body and form a strong link between the membership and local student population.

Our membership form is below: