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

A Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism

Della Carr spoke at the recent Holocaust Day Ceremony.  Here is her very moving speech for you to read.





With nearly all the seats filled, we welcomed new members to our congregation, with the service ably led as usual by Rabbi Elf.  This was followed by a Danish Pastry and Tea Kiddush provided by the Ladies' Guild.  It was great to see so many members coming along this Shabbat to join in the celebrations.

The Jewish Geneological Society of Great Britain will be having a meeting at SDRS on Sunday, 21st February.  This is a trial meeting and if all goes well, they will have further meetings at our Synagogue.  For more information, please contact Anne Marcus at avoceta [at] hotmail [dot] com.

For your information, at this first meeting, Marcelle Baum is going to be telling us about her trip to Poland to trace her Mother's family. Her Mother was Henny Warman, a well known name in the Shul, so members of the Shul may like to come along.

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.


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.