Birmingham Central Synagogue

Birmingham, West Midlands




Page created: 6 November 2005
latest revision or update: 30 December 2015

Birmingham Central Synagogue, May 2013,
prior to its sale and the congregation's move to the adjacent
synagogue hall in the summer of 2013.
David Shulman 2013

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Birmingham Central Synagogue (also known as the Beth Hamedrash)


4 Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7PR (from Summer 2013)
This building had originally been the congregation's community and functions hall on an adjacent plot to the then synagogue in Pershoe Road. When the synagogue was sold in 2013, the hall building was extensively redeveloping and refurbishing as a synagogue and community centre. 

Previous Addresses:

From 1961 until the Summer 2013 - 133 Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7PA (This was a 700-seater purpose-built synagogue. Following its sale, the building was demolished and replaced by a home for the elderly.)

From 1928 to 1961 - at 129 Bristol Street, Birmingham (a red brick building that had previously been a Methodist hall).

From 1901 to 1928 - at Wrottesley Street, Birmingham.

From 1883 to 1900 - in a private house in Belgrave Street, Birmingham.

Current Status:


Date Formed:

About 1883.


Ashkenazi Orthodox




Rabbi Dr. Lior Kaminetsky  - August 2015 to present (December 2015

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies

Membership Data:

1999 - 350  (Board of Deputies)

Other Congregation Information

  • Marriage Records from 1947 held by the Synagogue

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