Saturday 14 January: Bristol Open House Shabbat

9 January 2023 – 16 Tevet 5783

Bristol Open House Shabbat

Liberal Judaism’s series of Open House Shabbats begin again for 2023 with a special service this Saturday (14 January) at 11am at Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation (BWPJC).

The service will be a triple celebration – commemorating 120 years of Liberal Judaism, 60 years since the founding of BWPJC and 10 years of Rabbi Monique Mayer being with the community. The congregation will be joined for the service by Liberal Jews from across the country and a number of local dignitaries.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service, either in person or on Zoom – please email to confirm your attendance and receive further details.

The Open House Shabbat initiative will see each Liberal Judaism congregation hold at least one Shabbat for which they will open their doors – whether in-person, online or both – to the rest of the Liberal Jewish world and beyond.

About Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation:

Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation is a friendly and welcoming community. The synagogue is in Bristol and members live throughout the South West of England and South Wales.

Our synagogue building is open to members and friends for Shabbat morning services. The Sanctuary is a small space with limited room for social distancing so we are unable to welcome visitors inside the building for the present time. Shabbat evening and morning services are also available via Zoom, to members and friends. Services are held on Facebook Live on Monday and Thursday mornings, available for anyone who would like to come along.

Worship takes place on all Festivals. We also hold occasional outreach services in other areas of the South West. Our services are led by Rabbi Monique Mayer and various members of the community.

We have a thriving Religion School, Lamdeinu (‘Teach Us’) as well as educational opportunities for teenagers and adults. Preparation for bar/batmitzvah is supplemented by additional individual tuition.

We also have a library of more than 1000 books, as well as a children’s library, and produce a quarterly synagogue magazine called Alonim.

If you are not a member but would like to find out more please contact us.

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