Guided Tours

BPS Zoom Visit

This 15 minute video is suitable for KS1 & KS2, there is also a 20 minute video suitable for KS2 & KS3 available.

The children will be introduced to:

  • the purpose of a synagogue
  • the beliefs and practice of Judaism
  • the Ark and the Torah scrolls
  • festivals and celebrations
A suggested donation of £25 is requested to help cover our costs.

Tel: 0121 634 3888 Email:


Come along. Explore Judaism with us!

Our tours will take you on an inspiring educational visit to the West Midlands Liberal Judaism Synagogue.
On your visit with us we will cover the following subjects:
  • The Torah Scrolls
  • Jewish Traditions
  • The Jewish Symbols
  • The Jewish Festivals
  • Interactive tour - Q&A's & Much More
Our tours are interactive. Visitors are welcome to ask questions.

The Ladywood Interfaith Education Project (LIEP)

The Ladywood Interfaith Education Project (LIEP) is based in inner-city Birmingham. Initiated by St John & St Peter’s Parish Church, it is a partnership between four local places of faith since 1999, involving creative educational encounters for classes of school children.

Our aims are to:
  • Nurture understanding and celebration of different faiths and beliefs among school children.
  • Building on the partnerships of the communities of the four sacred spaces.
  • Create opportunities for children to explore something of their personal spirituality.
  • Enhance Religious Education syllabus of the schools involved.
Each faith is explored in its own sacred building by volunteer professional teachers and volunteer professional artists of that faith. Teaching and workshops include story, drama, art, music and appreciation of sacred space.
Classes visit one or two of the sacred places on a visit, exploring themes chosen by their schools in accordance with their RE Syllabus.

School Visit Request

Either click the link below to download the group visit request form which you can email or post to the office or complete the online form here.

On receipt of your request form, we will check availability and confirm your booking via email. Visits normally last between one to one and a half hours.

Please ensure you book your visit well in advance to avoid disappointment. All bookings must be made at least 21 days in advance.

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue is entirely funded by donations. To help to cover our costs we ask for a donation of £3.75 per pupil (minimum £95.00) - teachers and helpers are free. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Birmingham Progressive Synagogue’ for receipt prior to the visit.

NB We can host up to 60 pupils at a time – remember, the smaller the number of children, the better educational experience they will have. 

The coordinator is always available to answer questions or queries you may have prior to your visit, to ensure the time with us is tailor-made to your needs. 

 Please note: 

  • Cancellations - we would appreciate as much notice as possible as some of our guides live a considerable distance away. A charge of £25 may be incurred if the cancellation is not notified at least 3 days prior to the visit.
  • No food may be consumed on the premises.
  • It is requested that males wear a head covering on the Synagogue premises.
  • It would benefit visitors if notebooks or clipboards were on hand.
  • Feedback from students and teachers is encouraged and would be most helpful. 
  • Cameras are allowed.

Group visit request form

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