Orthodox Services

Whether you want to go to Shul once a week, once a year or make it your second home, you will find what you are looking for in Cambridge’s synagogue. The services are run according to Modern Orthodoxy, but everyone is made to feel welcome, regardless of background. Egalitarian services are held in the building on Friday night in an adjoining room.

Our central Thompson’s Lane location means that the Shul is easy to get to (even by student standards!) – particularly useful for the morning services.

Most importantly, the warm, friendly atmosphere means that the Shul is the kind of place where people actually do want to go.

If you would like further details on any of these things, to confirm service times, or if you would like to get involved in leading the services or leining, please do not hesitate to contact the Gabbai/warden. We look forward to meeting you!

Every week during term time:

Shacharit: 8 am (followed by breakfast)
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6 pm
Shabbat Morning: 9:30 am

Egalitarian Services

EgalMin is an inclusive, informal and active community which is famous for its alternative, egalitarian Kabbalat Shabbat services. We aim to create a home for Jews from all backgrounds, including those who identify with the Liberal, Reform and Masorti movements. Being a part of EgalMin means being part of a community which takes great joy in prayer and challenges itself to engage in learning, whilst also providing a social hub for its members and continuing to be an active part of the wider JSoc community.

“I can honestly say I have yet to go to a KabShab service as musical or ruach-filled as EgalMin… or indeed one with so much schmoozing and such entertaining, drawn-out announcements.“ Emma Weleminsky-Smith, Selwyn

“Whenever I visit Cambridge for Shabbat, the EgalMin is an amazing place to unwind and relax. The melodies are beautiful and I always leave feeling refreshed.” Daniel Grabiner, ex-UJS President

You can also now listen to an EgalMin recording session from Lent 2010 by clicking on this lovely, lovely link – http://gal-chadash.bandcamp.com.

For a relaxed, friendly and occasionally food-filled Shabbat experience, led by a member of the community, join us any Friday evening at 7pm on 3 Thompson’s Lane, next door to the orthodox service.