The BPS holds weekly services on Friday evenings and on Shabbat mornings as well as festival evening and morning services.
Services are led by the rabbis and there are many opportunities for members to be involved in leading the prayers in Hebrew and English.
Liberal Judaism has its own prayer books: ‘Siddur Lev Chadash’ for Shabbat, daily and festival services and ‘Machzor Ruach Chadashah’ for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Coffee or tea is served before the Shabbat evening service and there is a Kiddush after the morning service.
Visitors are very welcome to join us for any of our services. Tickets are required only for the High Holy Day services. We ask you to understand our need for security and to bring some identification if you are visiting for the first time.
Please call the office on 0121 634 3888 to let us know you are coming so that you can be assured of a warm welcome.
A D'var Torah (Heb: דבר תורה), also known as a Drasha in Ashkenazic communities, is a talk on topics relating to a parashah (section) of the Torah – typically the weekly Torah portion.
The weekly Torah portion, popularly just parashah (or parshah /pɑːrʃə/ or parsha) and also known as a Sidra (or Sedra /sɛdrə/) is a section of the Torah (Five Books of Moses) used in Jewish liturgy during a single week.
Each weekly Torah portion takes its name from the first distinctive word in the Hebrew text of the portion in question, often from the first verse. Public Torah reading mostly followed an annual cycle beginning and ending on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, with the divisions corresponding to the lunisolar Hebrew calendar, which contains up to 55 weeks, the exact number varying between leap years and regular years.