A Masorti service is held within the Oxford Jewish Congregation, at the Oxford Jewish Centre, Richmond Road, on the last Shabbat of every month.
Our services are conducted using the traditional Hebrew liturgy in the Singer siddur. Our minhag is to hold egalitarian services with men and women sitting together and participating equally in all parts of the service - an approach which is permitted within the Masorti interpretation of Halacha.
Our service begins at 9.45am and at its end we join the rest of the congregation who have been attending the traditional orthodox service, in reflecting the ethos of the Oxford Community, for a communal kiddush. Our atmosphere is relaxed. Those who want to listen are welcomed equally with those who are able and willing to take an active part in the service - at any level, for example, leading a portion of the service, layening, hagbah or galilah or reciting the prayer for the Royal family in English. We also encourage the children to participate in leading the singing of Adon Olam and in helping to dress the Torah.