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.
Ladies, please call the Mikvah Attendant on 07805367672 to make an appointment, at least 48 hours in advance.
Gentlemen, the use of the mikvah is currently restricted due to Covid-19 regulations. We will update you when this has changed.
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.
Tours & School visits
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 members. We can tailor tours to suit your particular interests, for example Jewish festivals, our traditions, Torah scrolls, and Jewish symbols.
We are hopeful that following the closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic tours will be able to restart in October, 2021.
We ask for a voluntary donation defray our operational costs.
For individuals or community groups interested in seeing around the synagogue and finding out about Judaism we would be 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 make contact telling us about your educational establishment, the age and number of visitors, and details of the lead booker with contact information.
For community groups and neighbours, to request a visit the first step is to make contact and tell us about the number of visitors in your group, details of the lead booker with contact information, and any particular interests you wish to discuss with us on your visit.
Our visits co-ordinator, Sandra, will respond to discuss detailed arrangements with you and confirm details of your visit.
Please submit any requests for information on school visits via the “get in touch” button below.
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 would prefer to stay with a family in the community, please contact the Synagogue office.