There is a great deal to see and learn on a visit to this hidden gem. The Synagogue has served the local community for over a hundred years. It opened in 1898 and was designed by celebrated local architect Arthur Wakerley. Inside you will see beautiful decoration and many interesting features, including the Torah Scrolls and a mikvah – a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion.
The Synagogue’s historic school rooms have been transformed through a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant into a Heritage and Visitor Centre. The centre houses displays and a timeline which encourages visitors to explore the history of the Jewish Community in Leicester and to learn about Jewish festivals, celebrations and way of life.
Your visit and experience will be further enhanced by our Ambassadors who will be on hand as guides. Ambassadors have a wealth of knowledge and stories to share..