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Joining Nottingham Liberal Synagogue

Membership of the Synagogue is open to all Jews. We regard as Jewish anyone who has a Jewish parent and who has been brought up in a Jewish environment. We encourage non-Jewish partners to take an active part in the life of the community. A proselyte class is also available. For more details, contact us.

We are also able to offer Associate membership status to those who are not Jewish but who wish to have a closer relationship to Nottingham Liberal Synagogue. This may appeal to partners of members who are not Jewish, to those on the conversion course and to those who have no intention of converting but who wish to show their support for NLS. The benefits of Associate Membership include being on the NLS email list and free admittance to High Holyday services. 

Please note: NON-MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING SOME PHOTO ID TO ALL SERVICES. 

For more information, contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions about NLS and Liberal Judaism

"I am not Jewish but my partner is and we both wish to join Nottingham Liberal Synagogue, can we do this?"

Only Jews as defined by the principles of Liberal Judaism are permitted to become members of our Synagogue. However a non Jewish partner or a non Jew wishing to be associated with our Synagogue is encouraged to apply to become an Associate Member of the synagogue. They can participate in all of our social and cultural events and to attend our services.

"I want to get married in your Synagogue but my fiance is not Jewish, is this possible?"

Sorry, it is not possible. NLS, as all other Synagogues in the UK, is legally allowed only to conduct marriages between two professing Jews. We are however able to offer a blessing in the Synagogue as a small family occasion for couples in a mixed faith relationship. Please contact the Rabbi who will be able to discuss your particular situation.

For more details, contact us.