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East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) came into existence in January 2017 with the merger of Bet Tikvah and Woodford Liberal synagogues. For more about the merger and the two legacy communities please see: Legacy Communities – where you can also read information about our: Czech Memorial Scroll; Oral History Project; and some Unification: Frequently Asked Question 

You can also 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; Adult Education such Kedem, Study Buddies, and Access to Judaism classes. 

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.