Jewish Chaplaincy

Judaism is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions. Our Jewish chaplaincy team are here to support Jewish students and staff of any tradition. Sheffield has a small Jewish community, with Orthodox and Reform congregations.

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About Judaism

Judaism 101: All your questions about Judaism and Jewish observance are answered here.

Hebcal Jewish Calendar: A Hebrew date converter, Shabbat candle lighting times, and Jewish holidays are available here.


Jewish chaplaincy team

The post of our Jewish Associate Chaplain is currently awaiting appointment. Please check back later.


Synagogues and congregations in Sheffield

Sheffield has a small Jewish community, with two worshipping congregations - one from the Orthodox and one from the Reform traditions.

Please note that these listings are for to provide information only. The inclusion of any group or association within these listings does not represent an endorsement of its views or practices by the University of Sheffield.

Both synagogue communities are friendly and welcoming, whatever your level of knowledge or observance.

The Reform community does not yet have its own building but meets regularly in the Ranmoor area.

The Orthodox community's building is near Hunter's Bar. Services are conducted according to traditional customs on every Thursday morning, Friday evening and Saturday morning as well as mid week festivals.

Please get in touch for more details of locations and times of services.

The Reform use English and Hebrew in services, led by members of the community. Torah (bible) readings are in Hebrew and translated into English. Both communities run communal events and offer home hospitality.

Orthodox: Rabbi Golomb

Synagogue, Brincliffe Crescent, near Hunters Bar, Sheffield S11 9AW.

There is a kosher butcher shop on the premises every Thursday morning open from 8.30-10.30am selling fresh meat and Challot.

At the same time there is a cafe offering a kosher breakfast and coffee. You can find it just up the stairs from the butcher shop.

Reform

Seven Hills Shul

We run events and services mostly in Ranmoor. Address upon getting in touch with our community development worker, or a committee member.


High Holy Days

Find somewhere to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) occur in September or October, and so will often come early on in the semester, or during Intro Week.

(The Holy Days begin at sunset the evening before and end approximately an hour after sunset on the following day.)

For Jewish students coming to a new city during the High Holy Days, it can be challenging to be away from family and friends.

Here is some information and advice to help you enjoy these important dates in Sheffield.

  1. There will be Orthodox and Reform services for the High Holy Days.
  2. If you need to miss a department event, contact them in advance to let them know why you will not be able to attend that day. More information is available here.
  3. No-one needs to be alone on High Holy Days. If you would like to share festive meals with other Jewish people, contact Jewish Student Society (JSoc) – ideally at least 48 hours in advance! Contact jewish.society@sheffield.ac.uk or on Facebook.
  4. Students who for religious reasons cannot attend, sit exams etc on specific dates/times should discuss with their academic department(s) in advance. If exams on specific dates, late Friday afternoons or Saturdays will not be possible, please complete this form before the end of October.

Shana Tova – Happy New Year!


Sheffield Student Jewish Society

The Sheffield Jewish Society is a joint society for students of both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

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