Leicester remains typical of many of the provincial communities of Great Britain. Its demography has changed greatly, while its membership reflects much more than ever before the ways in which Anglo-Jewry has been changing. An appreciable number of its members are connected with the University, while many of the children of the community go out of town to University and are thus attracted away. But it still retains a solid core, and the centre of its activities remains the synagogue.
Leicester has its own Mikvah.
For Mikvah contact Rivkie Pink, giving 48 hours notice.
Tel: 0751 5422072
Leicester Jewish Community Care is a welfare organisation which provides small amounts of financial assistance, counselling, advice, visits to the housebound and Yomtov provisions.
Some supermarkets such as Sainsburys stock a limited range of Kosher items.
Highfield Street, PO Box 6836 Leicester LE2 1WZ – Tel: 0116 270 6622
Date Founded: 1866 (Synagogue built 1895)
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox