Visitor Booking Process
We have a long tradition of welcoming visitors, both
Jewish & Non-Jewish who are interested in attending
services, joining us or just wishing to find out more
about Judaism and our community.
However, due to the need to maintain a secure
environment for both members and visitors we ask
that anybody wishing to visit the Synagogue for any
reason to fill out the visitor booking form below.
Therefore if you would like to visit the Synagogue we
ask that you:
1) Contact us in advance (a minimum of 3 days notice
2) Fill out the attached booking form.
3) Provide photo id to us (e.g.Passport, Photo Driving
Licence, Bus pass, etc.), if this is your first visit, that will
passed to our security officer. We retain the right to
refuse entry to anyone without such id having been
4) Wait for us to contact you to confirm availability.
Welcome to a warm friendly community
and the only community to offer, to all
Jewish people in the area, regular weekly
services and many other activities for
adults and children, both inside our wonderful
Synagogue & adjoining community hall and at other
Due to the various Covid-19 restrictions that are
currently in place please note that we have had to
institute a new booking process for visitors, pease
see below. Note that we are now open for Shabbat
morning and festival services.
Reading Hebrew Congregation and our
Synagogue in Goldsmid Road is, and has
always been, the centre of Jewish
Community life in Reading, Berkshire, UK
and the surrounding area for over 130
years. We are an Independent Orthodox Synagogue
operating under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi of
the United Hebrew Congregations of the
If you would like to visit us or are considering
moving into the area please contact us first by email,
phone or via our Facebook site.
We also have provided help and hospitality to many
visitors and welcome any donations to help us to
continue to provide these services.
If you would like to know more about the history of
our community, please click here.
Please see below for details of upcoming events.
Sunday, 30th October - WIZO Coffee Morning
WIZO Members and their other halves
are getting together for a coffee
morning at one of our members houses.
A good opportunity for a dring and a chat!
Wednesday Evening 16th March - Purim
Rabbi Mark Daniels is coming to read
the Megillah, followed by a reception in
the Hall afterwards. Always a great
event for the whole family. Please contact us if you
would like to attend by filling out the visitor form
Shabbat, 7th February - Community Meal
We’re organising a community meal
after the Friday evening service. Our
regular Friday evening services are
always a good way to come and get to know the
Saturday, 1st February - WIZO National Quiz
We’ve got our team together for this
year’s WIZO National Quiz. In previous
years we’ve done very well! As usual
lots of organization behind the scenes, not least
sorting out who’s doing what for the accompanying
supper. The venue is full and everbody is set for a
Reading Hebrew Congregation
7, Goldsmid Road, Reading
Berkshire, RG1 7YB, United Kingdom
+44 (0)118 957 3954