Chair's message

Welcome to the website of the Cambridge Traditional Jewish Congregation (CTJC)! We are an independent orthodox community with a long tradition of relaxed, informed, participatory Judaism. The shul in Thompson's Lane brings together Jews from the University and the town in a community which is open, friendly and welcoming. There are always plenty of young couples, visiting scholars and students, as well as a core of residents, which makes for a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The building is intimate, congregants lead the service, and there is an atmosphere of thoughtful prayer coupled with relaxation and informality. We have been delighted to welcome several new families to the community recently. Cambridge is a wonderful place to make a fulfilling Jewish life.

Thompson's Lane Shul is unique in that the building is owned and run by the students of the University. During term time, the students run the services in the shul. Out of term and for most chagim, the CTJC runs services.

Please browse our website to find out more about Jewish life in Cambridge. If you are coming to Cambridge for a Shabbat, or thinking of moving here for longer, we would be delighted to see you. Please do get in touch, and we look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Chair: Jo Landy