851 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9SZ
Tel: 01702 711663 • Email • Charity No. 237616 •

A Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism

Sun 29 May 2016

21 Iyyar 5776

Forthcoming Events

Chagigah is our biennial celebration of Reform Judaism. Chagigah means just that:  a celebration. It reflects the special atmosphere we will create over a weekend away, celebrating Reform Judaism and being part of something bigger.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of this function has had to be altered.  So, on the afternoon of Sunday, 11th September, SDRS will be celebrating the Commemoration of their new Memorial Boards.  It is our hope that family members of the people commemorated will attend this occasion together with other members of the congregation.  Please contact the Synagogue via the Contact Us heading if you or anyone you know has family members on the Memorial Boards on on our Tree of Life so that we can send them an invitation.

On Mondays at SDRS you will find a group of ladies of various ages, taking part in a session of Keep Fit, provided by Jewish Care, courtesy of Chris Sternshine.  The programme starts at 1.45 pm and lasts approximately one hour, followed by some healthy snacks.  The cost is £3.25 per session, but this includes the Thursday Connect Club which is held at the Finchley Road Talmud Torah from 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm.  Contact us for further details.

On Sunday, 17th July, there will be a celebration of our 70th Anniversary.  The proceedings will begin at 12 Midday in time for a buffet lunch.  Then there will be an afternoon of entertainment and reminiscences from present and past members of SDRS.  It should be a fun afternoon!

On Saturday, 19th November, 2016, SDRS will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a celebratory service, led by our Rabbi, Warren Elf.  Further details to follow.

Our Annual Quiz this year will incorporate the celebrations for our 70th Anniversary and will be held on the 29th October - full details to follow.

Chanucah Fair and Pamper Event joined together. Come and have some fun.  Further details to follow.


Welcome to the website of Southend and District Reform Synagogue which is a Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism (MRJ and their link) and is based at 851 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9SZ.

The Synagogue was founded as Southend Liberal Synagogue in Leigh on Sea in October 1946 and moved to London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea in 1961, renamed as Southend Progressive Synagogue. In March 1972 we changed our name to Southend and District Reform Synagogue and joined the Reform Movement.

Shabbat Morning Services are held weekly at 10.30 a.m and Friday Night Services at 7.30 pm on alternate weeks (see ‘Services’ for dates).

The Synagogue has a hearing loop, disabled access and facilities, and a baby changing facility.