The South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue is an exciting and diverse
We’d love to welcome you to SWESRS, to become a part of our community, at whatever stage you are, in your life.
You can make that change by contacting us today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
The South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue (SWESRS) is an exciting and diverse Reform Community based in Newbury Park, Essex. Its welcoming and inclusive style, together with its innovative approach to services, makes it a shining example of Progressive Jewry in East London.
meeting members needs
SWESRS meets the needs of its members at all stages in their lives: sharing the joys of simchat, supporting and comforting them during difficult times.
services and learning
Whether you enjoy spiritually uplifting services in our unique light filled, circular Prayer Hall, resonating with the sounds of our famous choir, or engaging in thought provoking learning, SWESRS will help and encourage you to participate fully in community life, whatever your background or level of Jewish understanding. Erev Shabbat / Shabbat Services are held weekly.
Members are encouraged to be actively involved with all aspects of synagogue life, religious, educational, social, fun, caring for vulnerable members of our community, with daily activities for members of all ages. To find out more, please continue to browse.
Why not check out our Judaica Shop which is continuously being restocked with new and interesting gifts and Judaica for all festivals and occasions.
Old stock is being offered at reduced rates! Please ask in the office!
- To be a spiritually rich synagogue which is the number one choice for individuals and families in SW Essex, East London and the surrounding areas, providing a range of religious, communal and educational facilities which are a beacon for Reform Judaism and recognised as a model for other communities to aspire to.
- To be a welcoming community, respecting differences but united by shared principles and aims, where everyone feels comfortable, valued and proud to be part of SWESRS
- To be seen in the wider Jewish and non-Jewish community as a respected ambassador for Reform Judaism, striving to support the principles of charity and social justice and working for positive inter-faith and multi-cultural relationships.
SWESRS CAR PARK
Please note that the car park is closed for resurfacing work during the week. This work is planned to take approximately four weeks to complete. Please bear with us whilst we have this important wok carried out and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Street parking is available but please be aware of the no parking restrictions Monday to Friday from 11am to 12 noon. The car park will have limited spaces for parking on Erev Shabbat, Shabbat morning and Sunday events, however we would ask those who are able to walk from the road to park outside leaving the limited spaces for those who are less able.
Kol HaMishpachot service (Voice of the Family) on 17th June at
Talk and Tour of the Woodland Cemetery. Sunday, 25th June 12
The Guild’s Tea-Time Quiz will take place on Sunday 2nd July,