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Sponsored Walk – Thank you!

Rebbetzin Chaya Faigie Bar, Jennifer Pepper and Sharon Ordever did a sponsored walk on Sunday to raise money for a new Kevilim Mikveh. Over £2k already given in pledges, it’s not too late to sponsor them, follow this link.

Photo credit: Kevin Leigh

August 16th, 2017|Announcements, Photos|

Guest Chazan Gedalya Alexander

We are delighted to welcome back renowned Chazan Gedalya (Graeme) Alexander to SWHC.  He will be Helping Rabbi Bar lead the services during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  Chazan Alexander is inconsiderable demand across Europe, not only for his beauty of voice, but also for the deep meaning in which he invests in the prayer.

August 9th, 2017|Announcements, Festivals|

Southend Hospital Trust Community Engagement Meeting

Sunday, 23rd July, 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon, Shul Hall

Refreshments arranged by the Ladies Guild


Southend Hospital Trust Community Engagement Meeting

Alan Tobias, OBE, Chairman of Southend University Hospital Trust, will be giving a presentation about the Success Regime and how this may affect hospital services in the near future.

I – along with a couple of my Read More

June 22nd, 2017|Announcements|

Raising money for Keilim Mikveh

Jennifer Pepper and Rebbitzen Bar are raising money for a Keilim Mikveh for the community, used to dip crockery and cooking utensils. They are doing a sponsored walk on the 13th August. Please use the link below to donate generously. Many thanks.

May 3rd, 2017|Announcements, Uncategorized|

Why Southend? A Personal Story.

It was 2001, my wife had decided to retire in 2002 after several years working in the National Health Service, the children had married and we had lived in Barkingside in a three bedroomed house for over 30 years, I was still working in Ilford and my retirement was still a few years off – Read More

September 8th, 2016|Announcements|

Request for Accommodation

Rented Accommodation wanted over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

We are looking for flat local to the Synagogue to rent for the High Holy days in October 2016, for a family 2 Adults and 4 Children, including a baby.  Possibly 2 or3 nights over Rosh Hashanah and 1 or 2 nights over Yom Kippur.

The flat if Read More

May 17th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|

New Start Time for Shabbat Morning Service

We are trialling moving start time of the Shabbat Morning Service from 9:15am to 9:30am due to the recent problem of not having a minyan to start.  This trial will begin 19th March until further notice.

Please ensure you arrive a little before 9:30am so you’re ready to go and we can start promptly.

March 8th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|

AID Society Quiz – Raised over £1,600!

SUNDAY 22nd November – AID Society Musical Quiz

The sold-out annual AID Society Musical Quiz night was a tuneful success with 95 people attending and over £1,600 raised which will go towards providing meals and weekly outings for the elderly who either reside or attend the Jewish Care Community Centre in Westcliff. Chairperson Jeffrey Greenstein said Read More

December 7th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|

Welcome Back Rev Newman!

20th – 21st November 2015 Leading Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday Night and Musaph on ShabbatWe are delighted to welcome our former Chazan, Rev Gary Newman. Rev Newman is currently the Community Welfare Minister at Redbridge United Synagogue. He also is the Chaplain at King George Hospital, Redbridge and at Queens Hospital, Romford and is the area Read More

November 14th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|

Brand New Website

Behind the scenes the sub-committee led by Stanley Robinson have been busy making this new website!  Up to date both on design and (hopefully) content. If you see and old, outdated information, or indeed are wondering where xyz has gone when it used to be so easy to find on the old site (!), please Read More

November 14th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|