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Video Initiative

As our Shul has had to close its doors in these strange and worrying times, the Rabbi has started a series of live broadcasts on Facebook.  Watch to listen to his messages to the community, davening of services and learning classes.

Please visit and give the page a “Like” to be kept up to date Read More

March 23rd, 2020|Announcements|

Appointment of Rabbi Geoffrey Hyman

Dear Members and Friends,

I am pleased to announce the selection committee for appointing the new Rabbi met and voted unanimously to recommend Rabbi Geoffrey Hyman for the position of the Rabbi of SWHC. The recommendation was put in front of the Board of Management and the recommendation was agreed unanimously.

Rabbi Hyman will be appointed as Read More

May 10th, 2019|Announcements|

Full Time Rabbi & Rebbetzin

Southend & Westcliff Hebrew Congregation have position available for a full time Rabbi & Rebbetzin for our community by the sea.

We are looking for a Rabbi who will lead our community forward but also bring their own ideas and enthusiasm and will demonstrate qualities of religious leadership.

Services are held every morning & evening and leining Read More

February 6th, 2019|Announcements|

Farewell to Rabbi & Rebbetzin Bar

Rabbi Binyamin and Rebbetzin Chaya Faigie Bar are moving on to pastures new at the end of this year and will be leaving SWHC as of 31st December 2018.

We are holding a “Farewell Kiddush”  Shabbat 29th December 2018 in their honour and invite all the community to join us.

The Ladies Guild are also having a Read More

December 13th, 2018|Announcements|

Situation Vacant: Youth / Community Worker

An exciting opportunity to work with the Youth and the wider community of SWHC.  Please share with friends and family.

June 11th, 2018|Announcements, Youth|

The Buzz is Back!

Starting 14th January 2018, 2-5pm, there will be a new monthly youth club for ages 5-15.  Do support the SJYC by bringing your children and  grandchildren along, as the song goes, they are the future!  Please see the poster below for more information.

January 7th, 2018|Announcements, Youth|

Weekly Ma’ariv Time Change

Please note from this coming Sunday 29th October 2017 the service time will change from 8:00pm to the new regular time of 8:45pm Sunday to Thursday inclusive.

October 23rd, 2017|Announcements, Services|

Shana Tova!

גמר חתימה טובה Gmar Chatimah Tova
May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for Good

September 13th, 2017|Announcements|

Purchase Arba Minim

Purchase Your Arba Minim (Lulav and Etrog) | If you would like to order your Arba Minim through the Shul Office, please call 01702 344900 asap. Price is £35.   Last date to order is Thursday 28th September.  Please state if you wish to have it assembled or not.

September 13th, 2017|Announcements|

High Holy Days

We have lots going on over Yomim Noraim including visiting Chazan Gedalya Alexander.  Check out some of the highlights on this poster.  For full details, consult your Yom Tov programme sent out with the Community Voice or also available from the Shul Office or foyer.

September 13th, 2017|Announcements, Festivals|