Welcome to the  Bristol Jewish Community

in Bristol, England 

Friday 3, July 2015 
9:12PM (21:12)

Saturday 4, July 2015
Shabbat Ends 10:42 (22:42)

Parshah Balak
Numbers 22:2-25:9

The Bristol Hebrew Congregation is highly regarded locally and nationally as an independent,   

orthodox, small but very active community. We pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming 

and look forward to meeting new members.

We also welcome visitors during the week. For details click here.

Synagogue services are held every Shabbat and Yomtov.

The Bristol Hebrew Congregation’s Women’s Guild organises a regular programme of social

events either in the synagogue’s Frank Cohen Hall or in members’ homes. Occasional events are organised jointly with Bristol’s Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation.


The congregation also has its own Chevra Kadisha (burial society) which serves both its own members and unaffiliated Jewish people in the area.


Bristol Hebrew Congregation has a close relationship with Bristol University’s Jewish Society,  JSoc  and with students of Bristol’s two universities. Important to this link is Bristol’s Hillel Centre, The Ark and Dove, and the Western Region Jewish Chaplaincy whose local Board administers the student chaplaincy service in a region stretching from Reading to Plymouth, including South Wales.

Our Rabbi Mark Daniels, is Course Director at the Montefiore Rabbinic College  in London, Mark has wide-ranging religious, scholarly and intellectual interests. He has worked in publishing (science, philosophy and anthropology); and has acted as a congregational minister for a decade - first in Coventry, then in Norwich and then in Croydon for the Federation of Synagogues, where he served for over 5 years.

Mark Daniels was educated at Carmel College, at yeshivah, at the University of Warwick where he took his degree in philosophy, at Jews' College and more recently at the Montefiore College, where he was the top graduate of his year.

Rabbi Daniels is married to Dr. Sonia Sciama, a research psychologist.