Forthcoming Events

“Our building may be closed, but our community is very much open”.

ELELS, like many other Synagogues or religious communities, is following the latest COVID-19 advice to avoid unnecessary social contact. However, all of our events are now online- and you can find out about our online offer by clicking here.

This page contains information about other activities that we are hosting or encouraging our community to attend.

ELELS Online Quizzes- 

ELELS quizzes have become a regular highlight, featuring rounds based on a mixture of topics from general knowledge, to music, movies, food, geography and more, plus an interval round. Quiz teams are a maximum of 6 people- so please continue to invite family and friends.

Our schedule for upcoming quizzes is as follows:

  • Sunday 18th September- Quiz prepared and hosted by David & Tina Gold
  • Sunday 25th September- Quiz prepared by John Spero and hosted by Rachel Kamall

To register, sign up on this Google doc. The links will be sent on our ELELS emails as usual.

For more info, please email

Learn Together/Grow Together: ‘Criteria’- Naomi Joseph will talk about her award winning film based on her mixed Jewish heritage, Thursday 22nd October, 7.30-8.30pm

Naomi will talk to us about the film, from the experiences that led to its development to how the film was made and her thoughts on the issues that it raises. The talk will be followed by a Q&A. Criteria is now available to watch online. We will show the film before the talk, but we recommend that you watch it before the evening.

To find out more about session, about Naomi, how to watch the film and how to register, click here to access our Learn Together/Grow Together page.


Learn Together/Grow Together:’London Jewry from the Norman Conquest to the 19th Century’, November 3rd-24th 2020 led by Caryle Webb-Ingall

ELELS member Caryle originally ran this course over 3 weeks back in June 2020. It was hugely popular and oversubscribed, and so we are delighted that Caryle will return in November, this time extending the course over 4 weeks. The course takes in the first settlement of Jews in the City, their treatment under different monarchs, Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries, famous personalities and more. Each week there will be time for questions and comments.

To find out more about session, about Caryle and how to register, click here to access our Learn Together/Grow Together page.


‘My Dad’s experience in the Western Desert with the Long Range Desert Group’ led by Elliott Porte

Tuesday November 11th from 7-8pm

ELELS member Elliott Porte tells the story of his father who, after growing up in the East End in the 1920s/30s became one of the youngest members of the Radio Society of Great Britain. He was eventually  attached to the Long Range Desert Group working behind enemy lines in the Western Desert listening to German and Italian radio communications.

To find out more about the session and how to register, click here to access our Learn Together/Grow Together page.