Welcome to Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue

We are friendly Reform community based in Wanstead London E11 1UL.   Our synagogue is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II* listed building that was once part of the old Wanstead Hospital complex and prior to that the Merchant Seaman’s Orphan's Asylum. With a growing community of over 450 Full Members and Associate Members plus around 110 children, Sukkat Shalom offers its members  a choice of services and activities as listed below.

During the Covid 19 outbreak the synagogue would be happy to receive stories and anecdotes on the situation for inclusion on the website and in the Shema



Dear Member

Following recent Government announcements and guidelines, an emergency meeting of the Synagogue Council was held on 17th March at which it was decided to suspend all Synagogue activities, with immediate effect. This decision was not taken lightly and we regret that we have no other option if we are to prioritise the interests of and our responsibility to the community.

Accordingly, all shul services will cease and Cheder will be cancelled until further notice. The Communal Seder is cancelled, as is the quiz scheduled for 21st June.  

All committee meetings, including Council meetings, are cancelled; although virtual meetings may take place.

All study sessions are cancelled and, here again, virtual sessions may take place.

All shul hirings and any other activities, including school visits are cancelled.

Subject to any change in Government guidelines, the above decisions will be reviewed in 3 months’ time.

We are currently exploring the possibilities of making some activities available on line and will issue further information in due course and would advise you that a list of synagogues that stream live services is available on the website of the Reform Movement, go to reformjudaism.org.uk. and click “Synagogues” at the top of the page.

We would like to thank anyone who has already volunteered to help by collecting shopping or prescriptions and would appreciate it if, in these troubled times, more people could volunteer to assist and also to phone and chat to anyone who is isolated or vulnerable in some way.

If you are isolated or frail and require assistance, in the case of emergency please telephone Rabbi Becker on 07535 710460 or 01322 865132, if your problem is administrative please either email the administrator at admin@sukkatshalom.me.uk or telephone 020 8530 3345 (answering service which is monitored regularly)

I hope that you are not too inconvenienced by the drastic, but necessary measures taken, and hope that you all stay healthy.

Wishing you a very happy Chag Pesach Sameach.

Kind regards & Yours sincerely

Jeff Soraff

Chair of Council

All of the activities listed below are now on hold for 3 month as the synagogue has closed down

Weekly Shabbat Morning  services.

One Friday night service a month which is followed by a Chavurah meal.  

This generates lots of interesting conversation and people bring great food.  

Lunch & Learn sessions at least once a month after a Shabbat service

We celebrate all of the festivals and hold a Communal Seder every year.  

Cheder (Religion School) classes for our children on a Sunday morning

for about 30 weeks in the year. 

Adult Education & Lehrhaus classes in conjunction with the Leo Baeck College.

Some sessions are held in conjunction with our neighbouring synagogues. 

A Text Study class.  Hebrew classes, Conversion classes. Bar/Bat Mitzvah tuition.   Lunch & Learn sessions. 

Tikkun Olam Group, Social events. i.e Quizes, Cabaret Nights, Musical Concerts. 

Joint services with other local Progressive synagogues. 

Bridge play on a Wednesday night at Woodford Progressive Synagogue in

Marlborough Road South Woodford.

Book Club meetings on a regular basis.

We also offer:-

A friendly family orientated atmosphere at all services and events.  Full inclusion for women in all services and management of the synagogue.

Wedding ceremonies both in the synagogue and at outside venues. 

Pilates classes with Han Cherry on 07799691195.  Tuesday & Thursday nights

Yoga classes with Hannah Loveday. On  07747 848781. Monday nights

Finally as our Hebrew name translated says, we are a "Shelter of Peace".

You can read more about the history of the community on this website and

there are a number of videos to watch as well.   

If you are interested in joining the synagogue please contact

Frank Godson on 07545349999 or  admin@sukkatshalom.me.uk

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Clore Tikva Primary School

The school has temporarily closed down as of Friday 20th March

Clore Tikva is a two form entry Jewish Voluntary Aided primary school and nursery for children aged three to eleven. 

Open since 1999 ,they are conveniently located close to the center of Barkingside, in the London Borough of Redbridge. Housed in a well designed modern building, the children enjoy stimulating surroundings and facilities that support their learning.

Telephone: 020 8551 1097  |  E-mail: admin@cloretikva.redbridge.sch.uk

Website: https://www.cloretikva.redbridge.sch.uk/

Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue

1 Victory Road,
Hermon Hill,
London E11 1UL

Tel: 020 8530 3345 | Email: admin@sukkatshalom.me.uk
Registered Charity Number 283615.

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