the former

Bristol Jewish Congregation

(formerly Masorti Jews in Bristol Synagogue)





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Bristol Masorti Synagogue

The entrace to the former Bristol Jewish Community Synagogue at "the River"
© 2017 Bristol Jewish Community

Congregation Data


Bristol Jewish Congregation

Former Name:

Masorti Jews in Bristol Synagogue until March 2017(i)


Synagogue at "the River", Lampton Ave, Bristol BS13 0PT (from 2016)

Previously services were held at the Unitarian Chapel Building, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE

Date Founded:

Founded in 2015. The first regular Sabbath morning service took place on 23 January 2016. Sabbath services initially took place only the fourth Sabbath of every calendar month. However, with effect from January 2017, Sabbath services are held weekly.

Current Status:

The congregation would no longer appear to be active, with effect from about 2018. Its website and blog are no longer functioning and there is no response to emails.


The Congregation held services in a variety of styles. Some services were conducted mostly in English, others were more traditional in style where Hebrew is the main language. (Previously the Congregation had described itself as Masorti, although with full acceptance and recognition of full Reform conversions.)


The Congregation was an associated member of Masorti Judaism from November 2015(ii) until March 2017, when it became an independent autonomous synagogue unaffiliated to any of movement.(iii)


The website was http://www.bristoljewishcongregation.org, but is no longer operational


None listed.

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(iv)

2016 - listed as having under 50 members (by household)

Annual Report of Masorti Judaism:(v)

1 January 2016 - 12 members

Charitable Status:

No information found of registered charity status.

Registration District (BMD):

Bristol (since 1 July 1837). Link to Register Office website.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Communicated to JCR-UK by the Congregation.

  • (ii) The Jewish Chronicle, 13 November 2015, page 16. The annual report of Masorti Judaism for the year ended 31 August 2016 listed the congregation as an associate member (see note (v) below).

  • (iii) Date communicated to JCR-UK by the Congregation, It ceased to be listed as a community on the Masorti Judaism website in June 2017.

  • (iv) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (v) Masorti Judaism's annual report for the year ended 31 August 2016. Link to the report.

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