An active group who foster an interest in Combe Down’s past and make the heritage accessible to residents and visitors. Regular meetings are held to examine topics of local interest and social events take place several times a year.
The Museum of Bath Stone, which is close by the Jewish Burial Ground, was set up to record the huge project that stabilized the village of Combe Down because of the historic undermining by centuries of quarrying for stone to build the City of Bath.
The Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It is a lively congregation of around 140 members including families, single, student and associate members as well as friends. Our Synagogue is in Bristol, though our members live in a wide area of the South West of England and South Wales and we are affiliated with the national Liberal Judaism movement.
Liberal Judaism reverences Jewish tradition, and seeks to preserve the values of the Judaism of the past while giving them contemporary force
It aspires to a Judaism that is always an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities today, and equally makes its contribution to the betterment of society