Southend and District Reform Synagogue extended a warm welcome to visitors at its Open Weekend from 2 - 4 June.
A varied programme of events included explanatory, family-friendly Shabbat services, Hebrew for adults, and the dedication of a new Sefer Torah.
Mouthwatering refreshments were provided by the Synagogue's Guild.
Synagogue member, Mike Royston, said "It was a real pleasure for our Rabbi Warren Elf and congregation to welcome visitors from the Jewish and wider community, some of whom had not previously visited our synagogue or experienced a Reform Jewish service. Visitors said how much they had enjoyed their visit and found it very interesting.