Wessex Liberal Jewish Community

We are a very friendly group, and our Bournemouth based synagogue services are open to all Jews, partners of Jews, prospective converts, and other visitors.  We attract members from neighbouring Poole and Christchurch but also Weymouth, Salisbury, Southampton and Havant. 

Please click on the Contact Us page and fill in the simple form. 

Or just email  us: secretary.wljc@gmail.com


Our community was established in July 2010. We are run by a committee of elected trustees, known as the Council. We have fortnightly services. Our Rabbi, Miri Lawrence, visits once a month, and we have a team of dedicated lay-leaders delivering engaging services.

We have developed very much as a consequence of the combination of our own efforts plus support from Liberal Judaism. We have adopted a constitution, become a registered charity, hold regular (usually fortnightly) Shabbat services, High Holy Day services, are members of a Jewish burial society (JJBS) to pay towards burial or cremation, and have our own burial plotWe are quite a ‘DIY’ community: