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Our Community

Be part of our Community

All Jews are welcome to join us - please contact us to arrange an appointment.


Non- Jewish partners are welcome to support the synagogue, their partner and family by becoming a 'Friend of NRS'.


The Synagogue is a registered charity and is completely self-financing. While our membership fee has to be realistic, we have a policy of not excluding anyone from membership who is genuinely unable to pay the full fee. 

Childern's Education and Activities

Children are the future of our community and are always welcome at our services and celebrations. We hold regular family services, cheder (Jewish religion school) and events themed around our festivals


Adult Education


We hold ongoing and one-off sessions to study aspects of Judaism, learn Hebrew, or find out about Jewish history.

This service is offered by members and visiting Rabbis

Could you help?


We are keen to expand the NRS News team preparing our magazine.


​To discuss what's involved please contact
Jewish Book Group


Join old friends and meet new ones to explore books of Jewish interest, discuss a wide range of themes and share insights. Started in 2006, the book group is going strong, meeting about four times a year.

We've had lively discussions on classic and current books, historical and modern topics, family, feminism, art, religious identity, biography, mysteries,comedies, magical realism and much, much more.

Conversion Classes


The synagogue provides tuition for people who want to convert to Judaism.


Potential converts are always welcome. We have a very experienced and caring team of mentors and teachers who guide and support potential converts on their pathway to becoming Jewish.

Ritual Committee


The committee is made up of all Lay Readers and Wardens who are responsible for all aspects of the religious services which take place in our Synagogue. Please click the More button to find out more about our rituals

Social Events


The synagogue is a Beit HaKnesset, a meeting place. In Jewish tradition, food is likely to be a centre-piece especially after services as we chat and catch up - and get to know new people. We hold a hugely popular Communal Seder (Passover meal), monthly Friday evening dinners, have active themed social groupa as well as occasional quiz nights and other one-off events.

NRS Art Appreciation Group


Join old friends and meet new ones to explore a range of different artists. Members take turns to present and discuss artists of their choice with art ranging from the famous to family connections.  

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Friday Evening Dinner



We welcome all members and friends of the community to our regular dinners which once resumed, take place monthly after an Friday night service.

They are free to Jewish University Students. 

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Interfaith Group



Our Synagogue proudly attends and hosts Interfaith events with the Council of Christians and Jews and Voices of Faith 





Chevra Kaddisha



The Synagogue has its own Cemetery and Prayer House. The community offers support to bereaved families in all aspects of the organising of the funeral.

The services of Tahara are provided.


The Synagogue administers a Jewish burial scheme.

The Guild



The Guild is an active group of members who organize and cater regular and special Kiddushim and support social events.

The Guild organizes the Communal Seder each Pesach.

Social Action Group (SAG)



The Social Action Group of Newcastle Reform Synagogue was set up in 2018 to make
meaningful links with local charities working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Newcastle

and Gateshead.


Communal Seder



A long tradition of our Synagogue is our highly popular and well attended Communal Seder at Pesach/Passover.

This dinner is also available to Jewish University and College students.

Keira Edwards gives BBC Radio interview about her Batmitzvah



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