ELELS Online- Our Community is Open!

At this challenging time, our Synagogue is very much open; actively serving and supporting our members and families. We are offering a full range of online activities including Shabbat services, educational programmes and social activities. Most important, however, is our care network that has been reaching out throughout our community to ensure that everybody has support if they need it. Click here to move to the ELELS Online section of our website (now being updated), which gives further information about our community’s activities.

You can also read this article published in the Jewish Chronicle on 24/4/20, by our Rabbi, Richard Jacobi, on how ELELS is warming to the virtual world.

A warm welcome to East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS).

We are:

  • A modern, egalitarian, forward looking community.
  • Built on the solid foundations of our two legacy communities.
  • A community built on tradition and heritage- respectful of but not stuck in the past.
  • A new community of like-minded Jews.
  • A Jewish community for the 21st Century.

A browse of our website, which is currently under redevelopment (revisions started April 2020) provides a flavour of who we are and what we offer even under the present exceptional circumstances.

You can find information about all our Religious Services including the different types of Shabbat Services held at ELELS; our Forthcoming Shabbat services; Festival celebrations and Family & Life Events

ELELS also offers a range of Educational activities for all age groups – including EL² , our Cheder for those aged between four and sixteen; Bar/Bat Mitzvah, activities for Tots and preschoolers; as well as Adult Education including Access to Judaism (conversion)classes, Hebrew reading, Modern Hebrew Conversation (Ulpan), Torah study services, a range of speakers and much much more.

On the Events page we also provide information about various wider local community activities, including those provided by Liberal Judaism and progressive religious or communal groups.

For membership enquiries, or for any other queries, please contact our office on administrator@elels.org.uk or 07745790869 (Chair, Stewart Spivack). We’re always happy to help.