Welcome to the CTJC
Cambridge Traditional Jewish Congregation, 3 Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ
There will be no Shabbat services for the time being
To read the Chanukah bulletin, please click here.
It is with great regret that we have decided to cease services for at
least the next few weeks. This has been a very difficult decision. The
committee and I are very aware of the importance of services and the
limited, face to face, social contact that comes with them.
Although services are allowed under tier 4, the Office of the Chief
Rabbi recommend that those over 70 should no longer attend. There are
also a number of regular congregants under 70 who feel uncomfortable
attending at the moment. This would make forming a minyan problematic,
and potentially put pressure on those with reservations to participate.
In addition to this, the committee is concerned about the new variant of
Covid. Last Friday, Covid rates in Cambridge had doubled from 99 to 196
per 100K in a week. There is great concern about this trend.
The Committee has decided to review our decision about services in the
light of Covid rates in Cambridge in a few weeks’ time.
CTJC is an independent orthodox community, based in the beautiful university town of Cambridge. We hold traditional services with a relaxed, friendly, and open style, and aim to be inclusive and welcoming. We share our shul building with the students, who run Shabbat services during term-time. Outside university term, the services are run by us, and we also run the High Holy Day services.
For times of Friday night services see the calendar. Weekday services are agreed on a Shabbat morning or by special arrangement.
There is usually a kiddush on Shabbat morning, which is a good place to meet our members and our many visitors - Cambridge hosts many visiting academics and others, and enjoying their company is an important part of our Jewish life in Cambridge.
We look forward to seeing you.
If you would like to support us, please make a donation.
News and forthcoming events
No Shabbat services for the time being
Shabbat starts 3.37pm
Shabbat ends 4.47pm