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 22 Feb 2018

7 AdarI 5778

Forthcoming Events

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.

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.

Although not many people turned up for our Social Evening, it was a fun time.  Table Tennis and Snooker provided some of the entertainment, whilst a group of people played an Essex version of Monopoly.  Others just came to have a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a chat.

This year, SDRS  are inviting you to celebrate the third night of Pesach with our Communal Seder Night. The cost to members is £20 and non-members £25.  Under-16's it will be £10.  You will find a form in the latest Synagogue Magazine with instructions on how to book your place at the Seder Table.

Israel's 70th Anniversary is on 19th April, 2018.  So Rabbi Elf will lead the celebratory service on Shabbat, 21st April with a special Kiddush after the service.

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

On 31st January, Southend & District Reform Synagogue donated an olive tree to Jewish Care’s Southend & Westcliff Community Centre for Tu Bishvat.

A short ceremony took place, led by Mike Royston, one of the Shul’s lay readers, which included a blessing for the planting of the tree and the festival of Tu Bishvat.

Diana Miller and Sue Levitus of the Shul, Day Centre members and staff also attended the ceremony. 

The Centre manager, Hilary De Martino expressed her thanks to the Shul for donating the tree.


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.