The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, will be guest of honour at one of a series of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham.
A year of commemoration gets under way this month with a visit from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, John Hood, to the Grade ll* listed building in Blucher Street, near the Mailbox.
Built in an Italianate style for £9,400 in 1856 by Henry Yeoville Thomason, Singers Hill is the oldest working purpose-built Victorian synagogue in Britain.
Sir Bernard Zissman, a former Lord Mayor of Birmingham and president of the synagogue, is organising a year of celebrations.
Sir Bernard said: "To reach such a milestone in history is something for every member of the community and indeed the city as a whole to be proud of.
"A synagogue is more than a place of worship it is a meeting place, and throughout Jewish history has echoed with the great musical voices of international Cantors as they led the services.
"Concerts planned will bring Singers Hill alive with the sound of music throughout the year and we have organised many prestigious events to allow the city as a whole to unite in celebration. These include exhibitions at the Halcyon Gallery and the Birmingham Museum."
The Birmingham Jewish Community is one of the oldest in Britain outside of London.
From as early as 1730, the special manufacturing industries that were springing up all over the west Midlands attracted its first Jewish settlers to the region.
Rabbi Dr Tann, chief minister of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, said: "We must not simply look back at the history throughout this very special anniversary year, but likewise look to the future.
"Singers Hill is not just a beautiful building. For 150 years it has stood unchanged as a central hub of Jewish learning and prayer and even though numbers of attendees may have decreased, it is quality not quantity that counts.
"Modern-day Birmingham's cultural diversity is reflected in the wide variety of religious beliefs of the citizens of this great city. We must embrace this opportunity to learn and understand each others faiths and backgrounds."