News stories and anouncements for the last 14 days. For older stories, please see our News Archives

  • Singing for the Memory

    Singing for the Memory group runs every Friday morning from 10.30 -12.00 at Woodford Forest Synagogue in partnership Jewish Care. The group is cross communal and is aimed at people with dementia together with their carers. Research has shown that singing is extremely good therapy for ... Read more

  • Learn to Salsa @ SWESRS

    We are hoping to start a Salsa Class on Monday evenings.


    Both men & women, all are welcome!

    If you are interested please contact the  Synagogue office on 020 8599 0936 or

  • Children and Young Peoples’s Mental Health and Wellbeing!

    Children and Young Peoples’s mental health and wellbeing has never been so high on the public agenda.

    Sukkat Shalom, as part of Mitzvah Day 2018, have invited Sharon Daniels, the Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager at the Movement for Reform Judaism, who will offer a participative and interactive presentation ... Read more

  • Jewish Historical Society – Essex Branch

    The next Jewish Historical Society – Essex Branch – meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th November, 8pm at Clore Tikvah School. The talk will be  Jews in Medieval England – What We Learn From a European Comparison and this will  given by Prof Miri Rubin.

    Professor of ... Read more

  • RSY-Netzer Israel Tour: the summer of a lifetime

    Israel Tour is a once in an lifetime opportunity for current year 11s to be inspired and empowered through exploring Israel’s diverse society, hiking through beautiful scenery and engaging in creative prayer. Applications open on 26 November. For further details click here

  • We Will Remember Him!

    It was a fitting tribute that over 30 members of SWESRS attended the Rememberance Service on the 11th November for fallen WWI Canadian Soldier Second Lieutenant Harry Jassby who is buried at St. Peter’s Churchyard on Oaks Lane.The service was led by Rabbi Lisa Barrett.

    (Thank you to ... Read more

  • 84th AJEX Parade – Mitzvah Day – Sunday 18th November

    This year marks the 84th Anniversary of the AJEX Annual Remembrance Ceremony and Reunion. The Jewish community have served in the Sovereign’s Armed Services for over 300 years.

    AJEX Parade is one of the many events linked to Mitzvah Day – why not do your bit and support ... Read more

  • JJBS Bulb Spree!

    The JJBS are continuing their programme of planting in the Woodland Cemetery (Cheshunt) and  have more bulbs to plant  and are looking for willing volunteers to help on Sunday 25th November 2018, 11am-2pm

    All welcome – you need suitable clothing, a trowel or bulb planter, possibly a ... Read more

  • Special prayer marking 100 years since the end of the First World War

    Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism, has written a special prayer marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

    At the centre of our cities, towns and villages there is always a monument. The pain of the First World War left a scar on ... Read more

  • What’s on at Redbridge JCC?

    For more details about what is currently on offer at Redbridge JCC take a look at the newsletter from our Community Shaliach Oded Gvaram.

  • Jewish Film Festival – East London/Essex

    There are two films being shown this year at  The Odeon, South Woodford.

    The Testament – Sunday 11th November – 4pm. As he investigates a hidden Holocaust-era atrocity in Austria, Yoel, a world-renowned Israeli historian, is unearthing a painful truth close to home. An accidental ... Read more

  • Free Jewish Children’s Books

    Don’t forget to sign up to receive FREE Jewish children’s books every  It would be great if every family raising Jewish children in the UK had their own Jewish bedtime library.

  • Paperweight Trust

    The Paperweight Trust is a professional service providing practical guidance and assistance in all manner of paperwork, bureaucracy and domestic administration to those alone or in crisis with nowhere else to turn. If you or someone you know could benefit from their support please contact Deborah or Janine in the office.

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