Birmingham Hebrew Congregation Singers Hill Synagogue was built in 1856 and is the Principal Jewish Congregation in the Midlands. It is a traditional Anglicised Synagogue and its service’s follow Ashkenaz and are enhanced by its choir and regular visiting Chazzanim.
With a friendly and inclusive attitude the Synagogue has seen a revival over the last seven years, and an increase in its membership and attendance.
Even when movements of the Jewish population in Birmingham resulted in the provision of Synagogues elsewhere in the City, Singers Hill has remained the hub of Jewish worship and communal life over the last 157 years, and is termed as the "Cathedral" Synagogue of Birmingham.
Today, Singers Hill Synagogue holds weekly Shabbat (Sabbath) and festival services and daily Shacharit and Mincha services during the week. Shabbat Services, under the auspices of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, are also held at the King David Jewish Primary School in Alcester Road, Moseley, to accommodate the local Jewish population who live in that area.
Birmingham Hebrew Congregation own and maintain the King David Primary School and all the Jewish Cemeteries in Birmingham and its links with the leaders of other faiths as well as local Government and Council result in its yearly Civic Service when the Lord Mayor is the guest of honour at a Shabbat morning Service.
Men and Ladies Classes, Sunday Morning Cheder, Mother and Toddler, After School Club, Youth and Teenage Programmes, Young Singles and Professionals Events, Old Age Pensioner Outings, Keep Fit Classes and Shabbat Kiddushim are part of the weekly activities within our Shul.
Educational visits from schools, universities, teachers training colleges and other educational and social organisations are welcomed throughout the year by prior booking through the office.
Its younger generation and large number of children have made Singers Hill now known as the friendly Synagogue with a great past and a very bright Future.
Singers Hill Synagogue won the English Heritage 'Most improved place of worship in the West Midlands 2010' award, here are some pictures of the Synagogue taken by and (c) English Heritage:
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