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 the shul office.
The Birmingham mikvah is located on-site and is open to the whole community and visitors.
For women: To make an appointment, please call the Mikvah Line on 0121 285 1809, at least 48 hours in advance. Alternatively, you can contact the Mikvah Attendant directly on 07805 367 672.
For men: The mikvah is available for use on Friday mornings before Shacharit.
Donations towards the cost of running the mikvah at Birmingham Central can be made online or left at the mikvah after a visit.
If you wish to use the mikvah for keilim, please contact the Rabbi or the shul office.
Many children enjoy the regular school visits hosted by Birmingham Central Synagogue. The educational visits we offer meet the statutory requirements laid upon schools to provide a basic curriculum of religious education for Foundation stage, Key stages 1-4 and Sixth Form.
If you would like to organise a school visit we would be delighted to arrange an explanatory tour with one of our guides. We can tailor tours to suit your particular interests, for example, Jewish festivals, our traditions, Torah scrolls, and Jewish symbols.
For individuals or community groups interested in seeing around the synagogue and finding out about Judaism we would be happy to organise a tour, by prior arrangement.
Birmingham Central Synagogue is situated close to the heart of Birmingham, with the majority of the city centre hotels less than a two mile walk away.
There is a large choice of accommodation depending on your budget and how close to the shul you would like to stay.
The closest hotels are the Ibis Hotel, Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring, or the Pentahotel Birmingham each about a mile away. Widening the search gives you a choice of the Hyatt or Radisson in the city centre, the Edgbaston Park Hotel which is the nearest hotel to the cricket ground or the Marriott at Five Ways.
If you choose to eat in your hotel our Deli stocks a wide range of Hermolis frozen meals that can be re-heated in non-kosher kitchens.