Cornwall Kehillat Kernow


Jewish Community of Cornwall

Established in 1999 with members coming from both Reform and Liberal Judaism.

Our members come from widely differing backgrounds. We have former members of the progressive movement, people who were brought up in the orthodox tradition, others who have been part of the reform establishment for many years, some who have converted to Judaism, and some, indeed, who are in the process of converting. We also have members who are not Jewish at all. The final words of the Dr Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, in his well known book ‘The Dignity of Difference’ apply to the formation of our community within the body of Judaism itself – “Difference does not diminish; it enlarges the sphere of human possibilities.”

With just over 100 members, although still small in number, we continue to grow, with new members joining our ranks each year. We also welcome the many Jewish holiday visitors who come to Cornwall from all parts of the world.

We hold regular fortnightly Shabbat services at Three Bridges School (just off the A30 towards Blackwater and near Chiverton Cross Roundabout). Festival services are also held on a regular basis either at members’ houses or in appropriate halls. These services are conducted by a growing band of volunteer members whose prowess grows year by year and we have, from time to time, had the occasional input from student rabbis of the Leo Baeck College.

Location for Shabbat Services:-

Three Bridges School
East Hill
Truro TR4 8EG

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  1. Roger Wright

    Congratulations on having the scroll restored. I recently moved to Gyllyng Street in Falmouth and “discovered” the synagogue one day when I walked past it. That prompted me to read up about the history of the Jewish Community in Falmouth and Devon and Cornwall more widely. It is good to hear about your group.

    Best wishes.

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