Welcome to Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue

There is nobody working at the shul at this time.

If you wish to speak to anybody please call

020 8530 3345 and leave a message on the answerphone and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

You can also call the Administrator on his mobile which is 07545349999 or email admin@sukkatshalom.me.uk

 Shabbat Services

Saturday services in January will be held in the building from 10.00am.

ABOUT US

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.   
We are a
 growing community of over 475 Full Members and Associate Members plus around 90 children, Sukkat Shalom usually offers its members  a choice of services and activities as listed at the bottom of this page. 

Pilates Classes have resumed at the synagogue.  They are held on a Wednesday at 9.00am  & 7.00pm
Monday evenings at 7.00pm.  Please contact Han Cherry on 07799 691195


Go to the Rabbi section of this website to read about our new Rabbi.     Rabbi Dr Tali Artman-Partock

 

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1st Bar Mitzvah in the synagogue after the "Lockdowns"

Harlan Shepherd was Barmitzvah on Saturday 9th October 2021.

He was supported by friends and family.

Very Well Done Harlan.

                        Our 2nd Barmitzvah in the synagogue

                        after the Lockdown was for Kris Tedman.

                                       His Barmitzvah was on

                                  Saturday 23rd October 2021.

                 The synagogue was full with both members

                                      and guests present.           

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The synagogue is Twinned with Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Juneau Alaska PO Box 22071

Over 70 people attended the Synagogue Tea held on Sunday 22nd August.  There was lots of chat, nice food and an opportunity to meet our new Rabbi Tali

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Clore Tikva Primary School

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.

Contact
Telephone: 020 8551 1097  |  

E-mail: admin@cloretikva.redbridge.sch.uk

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

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SUKKAT SHALOM REFORM SYNAGOGUE

1 Victory Road, Wanstead, London, E11 1UL

 

COVID 19 COMPLIANCE RULES FOR SYNAGOGUE SERVICES

(15-12-21 onwards)

 

1)You no longer need to register to attend Shabbat services.  You do need to register for Shabbat services where there is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah also for some special services.

 

2)Hand sanitisers are in place at the entrance to each building must be used on entry and exit.

 

3)You should not attend a service if you are unwell, have Covid-19 symptoms or have a temperature.   If possible, please take a Lateral Flow Test before attending.

 

4)There can be a maximum of 30 persons in the body of the synagogue as individuals or 60 as pairs.  There can be 3 persons on the bimah.   We are also able to use the balcony.

 

5)Pairs of chairs are set approximately 2 metres apart with one chair for sitting on and one for books and bags. The chairs can be moved so couples and families can sit together but they should be returned to their original position after use .

 

6)Entrance & exit to the synagogue is via the front door.  The windows should be open during services.  The side door can be closed during the Winter months.

 

7) In line with current legal requirements, SSRS requires everyone attending services and the synagogue building in general, to wear a mask. Masks may be temporarily removed if you are the service leader or doing an Aliyah or reading the haftarah. Anyone doing an Aliyah or reading the Haftarah can either come up on the bimah and stand 2 metres away from others on the Bimah or read it from their seat.    If you are exempt from wearing a mask you must wear an official badge and take a Lateral Flow Test before attending services, meetings and events.

 

8)Anyone using a synagogue prayer book should leave the book after the service on the book trolley in the foyer “. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THEM ON THE SEATS.

 

9)Physical contact such as handshakes, hugs, pats on the back etc should be avoided and you should respect other people’s views on social distancing

 

10) Processing of the Torah Scrolls will take place.

 

11)Singing without a mask is only permitted for the service leader

 

12)Kiddush will held outside in good weather.  If not good weather, it will be held inside.

Tables for normal services will be set up at the back.  For Bar or Bat Mitzvahs the tables will be behind the rows of chairs where the family and friends of the Bar Bat Mitzvah will sit.

 

13) The front rows of the synagogue chairs will be reserved for the family and friends of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. And will be placed closer together.  This arrangement will be cleared with the parents of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

 

 

 

General Information

 

A. Vaccinations - while not being a cure, vaccines do help to reduce the severity of Covid infections and offer a great deal of protection to the vaccinated.   SSRS encourages all members to get vaccinated when offered the chance to do so and to ensure that they get both doses of the vaccine and the Booster.

 

B. Masks or Face Coverings -  SSRS encourages everyone attending the synagogue to wear them unless exempt for doing so or when leading part(s) of the service.

 

C. Covid Testing - all adults can get free lateral flow testing kits with the government encouraging regular testing. Therefore, SSRS encourages members to do regular self-testing. If anyone tests positive from a lateral flow test, they are asked to stay away from the shul unless and until a PCR test is negative. Likewise, if experiencing Covid symptoms, we ask that you also stay away unless and until testing negative.

 

D. Good Hygiene - is another way of helping to prevent the spread of infection and SSRS encourages everyone to wash or sanitise their hands regularly especially after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose; before eating or handling food; after coming into contact with surfaces like door handles, handrails, work counters, etc; and when using sensitive areas like kitchens or bathrooms.

 

E. Shul Capacity - SSRS will keep shul capacity under constant review and, where appropriate, will limit numbers allowed. This may limit numbers at services or specific events, so attendance limits may have to be managed. At the time of writing there are two areas of specific concern: the entrance foyer and kitchen, both being small areas where people tend to congregate. SSRS asks that you do not wait in the foyer area and avoid greeting or talking to others in this area; likewise, we ask that no more than two people are in the kitchen at any time.   Windows will be opened for all services.