Latest News & Archive


Mitzvah Month – Food Drive

November 21st, 2020|

As part of Mitzvah Day’s Mitzvah Month, SWHC is collecting food for ONE LOVE SOUTHEND.  Please donate in-date, non-perishable goods and do a mitzvah!

Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l: My Silent Mentor

November 21st, 2020|

Rabbi Hyman pays tribute to Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l

In Photos: Zoom Talks

October 1st, 2020|

The series of talks organised by Marilyn Salt continues to be very popular.  Here are some more photos from recent talks.

Esther Marshall

Mark Miller

Jonathan Turner

Peter Baum

David Amess

Geoffrey Feld

Geoffrey Feld, Bournemouth Jewish Hotels

September 2nd, 2020|

Our next in the series of popular Zoom talks will be with Geoffrey Feld, former owner of Jewish hotels in Bournemouth.  Link will be sent out via email the day before.

Concert Series presents Ilana Cravitz Klezmer Talk

July 26th, 2020|

Please purchase your ticket by clicking on the Buy Now below.
Payment handled safely and securely via PayPal.  If you haven’t got an account, please select Pay by Debit or Credit card on the PayPal page.

Tickets are for one login only, multiple people may watch from one device.
Any problems, please text or Whatsapp Yael on 07951 Read More

The Lockdown Gig

July 7th, 2020|

A great concert featuring many bands that have performed at SWHC over the last few years.

Thank you all for the numerous messages of congratulations and support.  I’m very pleased so many tuned in to watch and enjoyed the concert.

If you missed the live premiere, don’t worry it’s still available.
Direct link:

I now would ask you Read More

Becoming a… Zoom talks in pictures.

July 7th, 2020|

During the lockdown, Marilyn Salt and Yael Bebb have arranged some successful Zoom events.  Two talks given by Judge Dawn Freedman (17th June) and Lord David Gold (30th June) were especially well recieved with many participants tuning in.  Look out for more events coming soon…

SWHC Raises £10,000 for Southend Hospital!

May 31st, 2020|

Kol hakavod to our generous community; we have raised a total of over £10,000 for Southend University Hospital!

These much-needed funds will be directed to the well-being of the front-line staff and careworkers at our local hosptial.  A big thank you to Marilyn Salt who organised the fundraiser and an even bigger thank you to all Read More

Videos for Yom HaShoah, HaZicharon and HaAtzmaut

May 31st, 2020|

Special videos were released to commemorate and celebrate these special days marking the modern history of our people.  Direct links to the videos can be found below.
Yom HaShoah
20th April 2020

Yom HaZicharon
27th April 2020

Yom HaAtzma’ut
28th April 2020

Video Initiative

March 23rd, 2020|

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