WELCOME TO SWESRS

The South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue is an exciting and diverse
Reform Jewish 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.

Discover more about our vibrant community! Showcasing the creativity of one of our younger members, Adam Daniels.

Upcoming Events

  • ECAMPS Shabbaton & Hebrew Weekend

    Friday August 19, 5:30 pm to Saturday August 20, 5:30 pm

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  • SWESRS AGM

    Sunday August 21, 10:30 am

    Please do your best to attend the AGM either in person or via Zoom

    If you wish to register to join us via Zoom and vote online we need to have confirmation of your email address for voting purposes by Thursday 18th August.

    Zoom details are as follows: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87498814705 - Meeting ID: 874 9881 4705

    Any postal votes (tear off clip is on the back of the calling notice) must reach the office no later than Friday 19th August, 1.30pm.

    Links to all papers can be found at the bottom of this post

    Calling Notice South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue

    Notice is hereby given that the Twenty Fifth Annual General Meeting of the South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue will be held at Oaks Lane, Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7PL and online via Zoom on Sunday 21 August 2022/ 24 Av 5782 at 10.30am. Please register if you wish to use online voting with the synagogue office by 18 August 2022.

    • If you are planning on attending via Zoom and therefore wish to vote online, we will need an email address for every person voting - please register this with the synagogue office - admin@swesrs.org.uk - and if you do not receive the day before the meeting an email with the link to vote please let the synagogue office know so we can re issue it.

    AGENDA

    1. Opening Prayer
    2. Welcome by Michael Dalton Chair
    3. Minutes of the Twenty Fourth Annual General Meeting of the South West Essex & Settlement Reform Synagogue on 25 August 2021.
    4. Amendments/Matters arising from theMinutes of the Twenty Fourth AGM.
    5. Chair’s Address
    6. Treasurer’s Report
    7. Presentation and Adoption of Annual Accounts 2021
    8. Presentation and Adoption of Annual Report 2021-2022
    9. Resolution to make amendments to Synagogue Constitution - (see attached)
    10. Election of Chair, Vice-Chair, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Senior Warden and up to twelve other persons to be the Council of the Synagogue
    11. Re-appointment of Preston’s & Jackson Partnership LLP as Synagogue Auditors
    12. Announcement of Election Results
    13. Elected Chair’s Acceptance
    14. Any Other Business

    By Order of the Council
    Farrel Igielman - Hon. Secretary

    To save on expense, we are not posting a copy of the Annual Report.  If you wish to receive a copy of this prior to the meeting, please telephone the Synagogue office. We hope to email out a copy to all those on email prior to the AGM

    Members are reminded that their children, between the ages of 18 and 20 inclusive, have the right of election to, and voting for Council. Nomination forms are enclosed. If you require additional forms, please contact the synagogue office. These forms should be returned to the Hon. Secretary at the Synagogue Office by no later than Thursday 11th August 2022, 5.30pm. It should be noted that at least two nominations are required for candidacy to be valid, and you can nominate yourself. Please obtain the consent of the candidate/s whom you are nominating.

    Under the Laws of the Synagogue no member shall be eligible for membership of or election to council until he/she has been a member of the synagogue for (i) a continuous period of two years or (ii) a continuous period of one year in the case of a member who has transferred from another constituent synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism having been a member of that synagogue for a continuous period of two years immediately prior to the date of transfer. Members who are not eligible are marked with an asterisk on the lists of members, which can be inspected at the Synagogue Office during office hours.

    Positions of Council:

    Honorary Officers:
    Chair
    Vice Chair
    Honorary Secretary
    Honorary Treasurer
    Senior Warden

    Up to 12 Council members.

    Click on the following to download the AGM documents: Calling notice, nomination form and resolution to amend Synagogue Constitution.

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