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

A Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism

Thu 29 Sep 2016

26 Elul 5776

Forthcoming Events

On Sunday, 11th September, Rabbi Elf led the service to commemorate the new Memorial Boards.  Members of the family of the late Ena Kosky z'L who bequeathed the money for the new boards to the Shul in her will came along to take part.  Members of the Synagogue Council plus several other members came along too.

On Saturday, 19th November, 2016, SDRS will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary with a celebratory service, led by our Rabbi, Warren Elf.  As usual, the service will commence at 10.30 am and it is hoped that we will have several visitors from the local Community joining us in the celebration.  Hope you can come along and enjoy the service and the full kiddush that will follow.

Our Annual Quiz this year will incorporate the celebrations for our 70th Anniversary and will be held on the 29th October.   The cost of tickets this year is £16.00 and the meal will be the usual fish and chips plus pickled cucumbers etc.  So why not get a table together and contact Diana Miller on 01702 464919 to book your tickets.  Don't leave it too late as our quizzes are usually well over subscribed!!

The next meeting of the Jewish Geneological Society of Great Britain will be held at SDRS on Sunday,20th November, commencing at 1.30 pm and ending at approximately 4.00 - 4.15 pm.  This will be a general workshop so please bring along your research and we can see how we can all help each other.  Anne Marcus will be in charge of the session.  Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Come and meet Student Rabbi ELLIOTT KARSTADT on the following dates:-


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.