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The Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation is a friendly and welcoming congregation. Out Synagogue is in Bristol, although our members live in a wide area of the South West of England and South Wales. We are affiliated with the national Liberal Judaism movement.

Our Rabbi is Rabbi Monique Mayer. Due to COVID restrictions, our community remains open via Facebook Live and Zoom, although our building currently is closed. Services are held on Facebook Live every Friday night and Saturday morning, as well as Sunday – Friday mornings. Our monthly Chavurah evenings– when we pray around the table and share a supper together–are currently suspended. Worship takes place on all Festivals. We also hold occasional outreach services in other areas of the South West. Our services are led by our Rabbi and various lay members of the community. If you are not a member but would like to find out more please contact us.

We have a thriving Religion School, Lamdeinu (‘Teach Us’) as well as educational opportunities for teenagers and adults. Preparation for Bar- or Bat-Mitzvah is supplemented by additional individual tuition. We also have a library of more than 1000 books as well as a children’s library.

We produce a quarterly synagogue magazine called Alonim.

The Judaica Shop stocks a wide range of Jewish books, cards and artefacts. If something you are looking for is not in stock, we will most probably be able to order it.

Currently all of the building except for the classrooms is wheelchair accessible and we also have an induction loop for those using a hearing aid.

All food at the Synagogue is vegetarian.

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