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

A Constituent of the Movement for Reform Judaism

Sat 23 Jun 2018

10 Tammuz 5778

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.

Rabbi Elf will be taking services on the following dates:-

Friday 25th May at 7.30 pm

Saturday 26th May at 10.30 am

Friday 15th June at 7.30 pm

Saturday 16th June at 10.30 pm

Friday 29th June at 7.30

Saturday 30th June at 10.30 am

Other Saturday services will be taken by the lay readers

Due to the new General Data Protection regulations magazines will no longer be available on the website If you would like a magazine mailed to you, please e-mail your request quoting your full name and address.

The Service for Israel's 70th Birthday was well attended with lots of invited visitors. Rabbi Elf led the service in his usual style and everyone enjoyed the Kiddush after the service. There were several speakers who spoke about their experiences to do with Israel and Sir David Amess said a few words at the end of the morning.

On 1st July, 2018, the Shul will have its Annual General Meeting.  For further details, please contact Lewis Miller or Della Carr. 

On Sunday morning, 20th May at 10.30, there will be a Shavuot Service with the Hebrew Classes taking part.

On Sunday, 24th June, we are having an extravaganza of entertainment, with singers, choirs and musicians, all coming together to raise money for Haven's Hospices.  This event is being organised by Della Carr and the Council, specifically for this charity.  Entrance fee is £10 per person (children free) and this includes light refreshments.  The programme starts at 7.00 pm prompt, but the doors will be open at 6.30 pm in order for everyone to be seated for 7 o'clock.


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.