Welcome to Exeter Synagogue!
We welcome anyone who is Jewish to become a member of the Congregation. We are also welcoming to those who are not Jewish who wish to become a Friend. For more information on how to join us please click here
We hold services nearly every Shabbat and for most festivals. Exeter is not affiliated to any of the movements and we hold a variety of service styles. For some services, men and women may sit together, and the service is conducted mostly in English. For others, we may ask men and women to sit separately, and the service may be more traditional in style. We try to make all services accessible to everyone regardless of previous preferences. Visiting rabbis and service leaders are welcomed from a variety of denominations.
While the synagogue is closed for building repairs, we will meet for services at St Mary Arches Church, Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3BA
For further details of the proposed services for the coming weeks please click here.
Articles from our newsletter going back over ten years, giving you a good idea about us as people, as a congregation, and what we do and believe. Click here
Visits to the Synagogue
The synagogue building is closed for repairs until at least the end of May 2013. Unfortunately we will not be able to allow people to visit during this time. It may be possible to arrange for one of our members to visit your school or meeting place if there is someone nearby. Details
Dreidl Dribblers - our New Group for Parents and Toddlers
Dreidl Dribblers meet on the first Saturday afternoon of each month - All parents, grandparents and children under school age are welcome. For more information please click here.
Nitzanim ("Little Buds") Group for Parents and Children
Nitzanim meet every Sunday - All parents and children are welcome. For more information please click here.
A Basic Biblical Hebrew class meets on the University campus on Friday afternoons. For more information please click here.
Finding out about Judaism
For those of you who want to discover more about Judaism, Jewish Life and Israel, here are some good links to help you get there quickly.
There is a great deal more about the history of the community here. Our archives have been deposited with the Jewish Genealogic Society of Great Britain.
In particular, there is a link to an extensive section devoted to information about Rabbi Dr Bernard Susser z"l, now available through the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.