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Festivals and High Holy Day Services

If you are away from your home community and visiting Bristol, we would consider it a mitzvah to host any Jews who would like to attend our services. Our schedule of services and calendar for specific holidays is located on our website.

There is no reserved seating for any service. For security reasons, if you would like to attend, please contact the Membership Secretary, at least one week in advance; this will allow sufficient opportunity for us to notify the warden on duty and enable us to properly welcome you at the door and show you around.

BWPJC do not formally charge for tickets for Festivals, however the Synagogue needs to keep a budget enabling us to meet the needs of our community, pay our rabbi, and maintain our building. For visitors seeking to attend the Synagogue at High Holy Day services, the suggested minimum donation is £50; however, it’s important to us that you are able to attend regardless of your financial means. If you would like to attend High Holy Day services, please get in touch with us on Please send your contributions to the Synagogue marked clearly for the Treasurer at the address below; cheques should be made payable to ‘Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation.’ Thank you.


We are a progressive synagogue, and are affiliated to Liberal Judaism. We cater to a broad membership and, thus, offer a variety of service types. We are egalitarian and, in all of our services, men and women participate in every aspect of the service, and everyone sits together, men, women, and children. Our services incorporate an equal mix of Hebrew and English.

Our building is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor (where our sanctuary, social hall, and kitchen are located). We have a disabled toilet and a hearing induction loop.


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