South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue
The South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue 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.
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.
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.
We are currently in the process of recruiting a new rabbi and are delighted to be supported by Rabbi Jackie Tabick during this time and an enthusiastic, valuable team of lay service leaders.
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.
Frances Brodie - Chairman
A FURTHER WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT
As President of the Synagogue, I would like to welcome you to our Website.Please take a few minutes to browse and look at our history and what we have to offer today.
We are a friendly and all embracing community, and we pride ourselves, in supporting all age groups.
I would like to invite you to join us for one of our services, to experience our beautiful prayer hall, our wonderful choir, our Rabbi and lay leaders, and so many of the congregation, who give so much of their time to encourage and make possible all of our activities.
We continue to support the small congregation in Stepney, with fortnightly Shabbat Morning services and the festivals and High Holy Days. Please do pay us a visit at either location, I look forward to welcoming you.
Ted Davis - President
THE TREE OF LIFE
We have a beautiful, unique Tree of Life in our foyer and when the doors are open, the leaves move in the breeze. Leaves can be purchased for happy occasions and to remember a loved one. Please contact the Shul office for further details.
Frances Brodie - Chairman