Covid-19/Coronavirus Update

ELELS is following the latest advice from the Government to help prevent the spread of infections. This does mean that we have suspended all traditional face-to-face services and events - the Synagogue building is closed, including the office. However, at this challenging time, the Synagogue is very much open and active, serving and supporting our members and families. We are offering Shabbat services online, as well as educational programmes and socialising opportunities throughout the week. 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.

We will shortly create a section of the website dedicated to what we are offering during the current outbreak, but for more information on this, or anything else about our community, please email administrator@elels.org.uk.


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, and 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 development-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; activities for Tots and preschoolers; 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 on 0208 989 7619. We’re always happy to help.