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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
21 Tammuz 5775.
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Contact Us

For all enquiries please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our postal address and statutory information can be found here.


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Our Synagogue

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Our new Synagogue and Community Centre is located at:

Auckland Road
Cambridge
CB5 8DW

The building is an environmentally-friendly, economical and flexible space that can be used for a wide variety of activities, accommodating the many different aspects of synagogue life and the requirements of users of all ages and physical abilities.

How to find us

Auckland Road is located immediately off Newmarket Road, a walk of approximately 15 minutes to the East of the city centre.

Public Transport

The Citi 3 bus service runs between the central bus station and Fulbourn, passing the end of the road approximately every ten minutes. Cambridge rail station is a 25 minute walk, but the busway Bus A (running every 15 mins) will bring you to within 5 minutes of the synagogue. 

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By car

Parking in Auckland Road, and many of the surrounding streets is restricted to residents. However, the Grafton West public car park is located only a 3-4 minute walk away. There is also some pay and display meter parking nearby on the South side of Newmarket Road, and in side roads further East.

We have one disabled parking bay at the front of the building, limited to use by vehicles in which both the driver and passenger(s) have reduced mobility. Otherwise, we request that you please drop off and park elsewhere.

You may of course be entitled to park in restricted areas if you have the relevant permit. 

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Cycling

Cambridge is a city of cycles, and we offer a number of (free!) cycle stands.

 Access

The Synagogue offers easy access at ground level for pushchairs, wheelchairs, and those with physical disabilites. There also an accessible toilet (with a baby changing table) and a lift to the first floor.

 

The building project

After many years of planning and fundraising, Beth Shalom was finally able to purchase a plot of land in central Cambridge in 2011. Once the existing building had been demolished and the site cleared, construction finally commenced on 12th May 2014, and was completed in June 2015. We hope to bring more of the story of the building project to these pages in due course.

Building roof   "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples" Isaiah 84:5

View the plans

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Ground Floor Plan

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First Floor Plan

Elevations

 

 

Fundraising

 

Although we have now moved in and are enjoying the wonderful facilities afforded by our new building, fundraising is far from complete. The projected total cost will be just over £2m, of which we have so far raised just over £1.7 million.

We have already received many generous donations and pledges for donations, but we need to raise a further £320,000 as rapidly as possible, both to minimise the burden on the community, and to allow us to continue to furnish and beautify the various rooms in accordance with our traditions, to create an uplifting and spiritual environment for prayer, and a functional community centre.

We have already been very fortunate to have received generous gifts for specific items, but will continue to need this support into the future. If you would like to consider sponsoring particular items as gifts to the Synagogue, please get in touch.

 

How you can help

 If you have any fund raising ideas or useful contacts, wish to volunteer, or simply require more information, please contact the Chair of the building committees:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Every donation, of any size, helps us on our way to our goal. We have also prepared a schedule of sponsorship suggestions for those who have the means and may wish to make a donation for commemorative or other personal reasons.

Donations can be made in a variety of ways. Just click the 'Donate to Beth Shalom' button on the left,or here.

Beth Shalom is a Registered UK Charity and, if you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your gift can be significantly increased by making a GiftAid declaration.The Synagogue also has an American Fund for Charities account.

 
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