Singers Hill Synagogue is home to the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation and has been the focal point for Jewish worship and community life in Birmingham for more than 160 years. Known as the “cathedral” synagogue, Singers Hill is Birmingham’s most important and influential Synagogue. Built in 1856, the outstandingly beautiful building was recently awarded English Heritage’s prestigious award for “Most Improved Place of Worship”.
The Chief Minister of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Yossi Jacobs, together with Rebbetzen Jacobs, have overseen a period of great advancement since their appointment 7 years ago. Under their leadership, membership has increased significantly, and the community now benefit from men’s and women’s classes, a Cheder, a Mother & Baby group, an after school club, youth and teenage programmes, singles events, pensioner outings, keep fit classes and weekly Shabbat Kiddushim, amongst many other things.
Singer’s Hill is a traditional Anglicised Synagogue and its services follow Ashkenaz, with a friendly and welcoming approach. The Choir enhances each and every service.
Birmingham Hebrew Congregation own and maintain the King David Primary School, rated “Outstanding” by OFSTED, and all the Jewish Cemeteries in Birmingham. Its links with the leaders of other faiths, as well as the local Government and Council are celebrated at the annual Civic Service, when the Lord Mayor is the guest of honour at a Shabbat morning service.
Educational visits from schools, universities and other educational and social organisations are welcomed throughout the year.