WELCOME TO SWESRS

The South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue is an exciting and diverse
Reform Community based in Newbury Park, Essex.

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If you are already a member of SWESRS - welcome. Please browse the website and login / register to view the member-only areas.

If you are not a member, we’d love to welcome you to SWESRS, to become a part of our community, at whatever stage you are in your life.
Why not contact us today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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SWESRS

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.

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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.

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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.

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BE INVOLVED

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.

Upcoming Events

  • YOU DECIDE! – Important Community Meeting

    Sunday January 13, 10:30 am

    This is arguably the most important Community Meeting in the last 20 years, so put the date in your diary NOW!

    SWESRS Officers and Council, together with the Property and Strategic Planning Sub committees need YOUR help.

    • Do we concentrate our efforts evaluating ways for the community to stay at Oaks Lane, by either selling off, or renting out part of our site?
    • Or do we concentrate on alternatives to sell Oaks Lane and either hire, rent, or build new premises for the community?
    • Where do we see SWESRS in the future?
    • Who are we as a community and who do we want to be?

    Information will be provided shortly to enable members to make an informed decision.

    Please RSVP by latest Wednesday 9th January 2019 for security and catering purposes.

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