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

A Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism

Wed 22 Nov 2017

4 Kislev 5778

Forthcoming Events

Rabbi Elf's blog

Don't forget about the baskets near the front door.  They are for our donations of food and toiletries that go to HARP, the local charity that helps the homeless.  Please remember to drop some item of food or toiletries into the basket next time you come to the Synagogue.  Every little bit helps.

Dates when Rabbi Elf will be in attendance for Shabbat are as follows:-

Friday, 6th October and Saturday, 7th October

Friday 17th November and Saturday, 18th November

Other dates to be announced.

Della Carr,  Pat  DePass and Mike Royston represented the Shul on the display stand at Southend Council's Cultural Diversity event that took place at the Civic Centre on 13th November, 2017. 

This event which was held by Southend Council, was to increase its staff’s awareness of the diversity of faith and other community groups in the Southend Borough.

It provided a nice opportunity for our Shul to meet Southend Council staff, members of the public, and other local faith and community groups.

After the very successful cream tea in the summer, SDRS are hosting a second cream tea.  This time it will be held on Mitzvah Day.  This time the cost will be the same, free for members and £5 for visitors.  However, everyone is asked to bring an item of food for the Mitzvah Day  collection that will go to the Southend Food Bank.  This can be tins or packets of food such as rice, pasta or dry beans or toiletries.  For more information, please contact Sue Levitas.

The time has come to get your tables together and contact Diana Miller to book in for the Annual Quiz Night. Don't leave it till the last minute, do it now!!!  The date is Saturday, 25th November and the cost is £16 per head including a Fish and Chip Supper.  

Come and join us for a social evening - games, quizzes, table tennis and light refreshments.  Look our for more details to follow

This year, SDRS  are inviting you to celebrate the second night of Pesach with our Communal 2nd Seder Night.  Further details to follow.

Rabbi Elf will be on hand to lead this celebration for Chanucah.  Further details will follow shortly.


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.