Welcome to Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue

All of the activities listed below are now on hold.

However look out for announcements re Zoom activities on Shabbat and for Adult Education.

Weekly Shabbat Morning  services.  Now via Zoom

One Friday night service a month which is followed by a Chavurah meal.  Now via Zoom. This generates lots of interesting conversation and people bring great food.  

Lunch & Learn sessions at least once a month after a Shabbat service.  Now via Zoom.

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 (Please go to the Education page for details of classes on line)


Lehrhaus classes in conjunction with the Leo Baeck College.  Many sessions now via Zoom.

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.  now conducted on line.

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.  Suspended during Covid-19

Book Club meetings on a regular basis.  Now meeting on Zoom.

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. 

The following Yoga & Pilates classes have stopped due to the Pandemic.

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

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


In the menu bar   go to Education then Adult Education.



Dear Members

In March of this year,  Government announcements and guidelines, an emergency meeting of the Synagogue Council was held on at which it was decided to suspend all Synagogue activities.  Accordingly, all shul services cease and Cheder was cancelled until further notice. 

From then and for the foreseeable future all Shabbat and Erev Shabbat services will be held via Zoom.  Access to Zoom can be obtained from the Synagogue Administrator. (See under services above).  All committee meetings, including Council meetings and Adult Education sessions , are now also held via Zoom.  All shul hirings and any other activities, including school visits are cancelled.

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 have not been too inconvenienced by the drastic, but necessary measures taken over the last few months, and I also hope that you all stay healthy.

Kind regards & Yours sincerely

Jeff Soraff

Chair of Council

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

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On 1 July, 2020 Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).


We continue to be known as Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue. Our registered, operating and e-mail addresses are unchanged. We do, however, have a new Charity Registration Number – 1188399.


The Trustees of Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue (Unincorporated Charity) have become the Trustees of Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue (CIO).


The property, assets, rights and options of the unincorporated charity have transferred to the CIO and the CIO has assumed responsibility for any liabilities of the unincorporated charity. The CIO has taken over from the unincorporated charity the benefit and burden of any contracts with effect from 1 July, 2020.


Should you require further information, please contact the writer at the above address or by e-mail at

treasurer@sukkatshalom.me.uk or by telephoning 07985 213283


Yours sincerely,


Jeff Lustig


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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