The community at Birmingham Central Synagogue prides itself on providing warmth and hospitality for its many visitors.

Families regularly host students at their houses for Shabbat meals, encouraging them to interact with the community and providing a “home-from-home”.

If you are away from home and travelling on business, do not spend Shabbat alone in your hotel room, but come and join us and experience Birmingham’s renowned hospitality.

If you plan to visit Birmingham, hospitality within the community can be easily arranged for Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, and if required during the week.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Sybil Prais via the shul office.



The mikvah (for ladies only) is located on site and is open to the whole community and visitors.

Please call Rivki on 07805 367672 or Dini on 07773 215013 to make an appointment, at least 48 hours in advance.

Donations towards the cost of running the mikvah at Birmingham Central United Synagogue can be made online or left at the mikvah after a visit.

If you wish to use the mikvah for keilim, please contact the shul office.



School visits & Tours

Many children enjoy the regular school visits hosted by Birmingham Central Synagogue.

If you would like to organise a school visit we would be delighted to arrange an explanatory tour.

We ask for a voluntary donation of £2.00 per person to help defray our operational costs.

For all those interested in seeing around the synagogue and finding out about Judaism we would be more than happy to show you around.

Please note that due to security considerations, we are only able to allow entry to visitors by prior arrangement.

For schools and colleges, to request a visit the first step is to review and agree to our visitor policy and then to complete a School Visit Booking request which should be returned to Sandra our visits co-ordinator who will then discuss detailed arrangements with you and confirm details of the visit.

Please submit any requests for information on school visits via the “get in touch” button below.


Local accommodation

Birmingham Central Synagogue is situated close to the heart of Birmingham, around a 20 to 30 minute walk from the majority of the city centre hotels and Broad Street.

There is a large choice of accommodation depending on your budget and how close to the shul you would like to stay.

The closest hotel is the Ibis Hotel (about half-a-mile away), and you then have a choice of the Hyatt and Radisson in the city centre or the Marriott in Edgbaston.

If you would prefer to stay with a family in the community, please contact Mrs Sybil Prais via the Synagogue office.