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

A Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism

Fri 26 May 2017

1 Sivan 5777

Forthcoming Events

The belated Seder Night, held on the 5th Night, 14th April, was attended by approximately 65 people.  Led by our wonderful Rabbi, Warren Elf, we sang the songs, asked the questions and drank the wine and ate the food.  As usual it was a very enjoyable evening.  Special thanks go to Diana and Sue for organising the whole event and to all those who helped to prepare and run the Seder.

From Friday to Sunday, 2nd - 4th June, the Synagogue will hold an 'Open Weekend'. 

On Friday 2nd June, from 7.30 pm, there will be an Explanatory Friday night service with Kiddush, tea and coffee to follow the service.

On Saturday, 3rd June, the morning will start at 9.30 am with a session of Hebrew for Adults.  This will be followed at 10.30 am with a family friendly Shabbat service for all ages.  This will include the dedication of our new Sefer Torah.

The AGM of the Synagogue Council will be held on 16th July, 2017

At last Friday night's service, we celebrated Della Carr's 80th Birthday.  After the service, everyone partook of the Kiddush and gave Della all their best wishes.


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.