ChoirThe BPS Choir is a group of around 15 synagogue members who enjoy singing. Our main contribution is to High Holyday services and congregants' simchas. We hope to re-introduce a monthly choral service in the near future, looking forward to the challenge of singing in the new synagogue building.
The choir has an excellent reputation, and receives much praise from within and outside the BPS community. We always welcome new members. No auditions! No lower or upper age limit! No need to read music or Hebrew! The only requirement is to sing in tune. If you're interested in joining us, we'd be delighted to hear from you: please contact Jake or Joyce via the office on 0121 634 3888 or introduce yourself after a service.
Music GroupThe Music Group meets every month, on Sunday evenings, and members select favourite items from their CDs. Classical music forms the main interest. Meetings are held in members' homes so space can be limited. For dates of meetings and more information contact Joe via the office on 0121 634 3888.
Ladywood Interfaith Education Project (LIEP)LIEP is a joint venture between BPS, the Church of St John & St Peter, the Buddhist Pagoda, and a local Mosque. It was originally intended for children at local inner city primary schools within walking distance of the places of worship. Schools a little further a-field have now joined the project too.
Using a themed, multi-sensory and experiential approach, the project aims to encourage curiosity about different religions, to foster a positive attitude to people of different faiths, and to provide opportunities for the children to explore their own spirituality. Art, drama, or music are incorporated to give the children an enjoyable, and memorable experience.
We teach about our religions in a context of mutual respect. The lesson is that implicit learning about interfaith relations can be delivered by seeing us working together in this way. Through cycles of visits the children become familiar with the buildings, but more importantly, they begin to make relationships with real people of different faiths.
For further information contact the Synagogue office.
Religion SchoolOur Cheder (Religion School) meets on Saturday mornings for children aged 4 to 16 years, who are introduced to Hebrew and Judaism in a way that is informal and fun. The classes for older children are more discussion-based.
Reading GroupThe reading group meets monthly to discuss books and stories (and sometimes to watch films) of Jewish interest. Recent and current reading includes Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, Beware of God by Shalom Auslander, The Reader by Bernard Schlink, and The Counterlife by Philip Roth. For more details, contact Mandy via the office on 0121 634 3888.
Welshpool GroupWe now meet at Montgomery (at the Dragon Hotel or chez Michaels), at Welshpool (the home of Paul and Carol), also Shrewsbury at the home of Mabel and Telford at the home of Carol. In addition to visits by our own Rabbi, we have had visits from Rabbi Malcolm Weisman on behalf of the orthodox community. For the second year we have used Sephardi music at one of our services and every year we have a seder meal together. For more information please contact the synagogue office.
For further information please contact our administrator at
1 Roseland Way,
Tel: 0121 634 3888
or email the office