A synagogue is the Jewish place of worship. This is one of three synagogues in Birmingham. It is a liberal or progressive synagogue. The other two are Orthodox. The ancestral home of the Jews is the land of Israel. Liberal Judaism is a modern form of Judaism. The Progressive Jewish community was founded in 1935. The synagogue used to be in Sheepcote Street but this purpose built synagogue was opened in 2008. Jewish people come to the synagogue to pray, to learn and to meet each other.