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.


Volunteer’s Shabbat Service, Saturday 1st August, 10.45am led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi

Join us or a special Shabbat morning service when we celebrate the wonderful contibutions that volunteers have made to our community, especially during the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Synagogue, and indeed many aspects of life have been turned on their heads in a short space of time, and yet the ELELS community has pulled together marvellously to reach out and to support each other. We have much to be thankful for, while also acknowledging our sad losses.

The service will include readings prepared by some of our volunteers and will be a chance for us all to come together and reflect as well as to look forward to building for the future.

Links for this service will be sent in our weekly emails

To find out more about the service, or if you have any questions please contact Nick at

ELELS Online Quizzes- 

ELELS quizzes have become a weekly 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 2nd August- Quiz prepared and hosted by David & Tina Gold
  • Sunday 23rd August- Quiz prepared and hosted by Emma James

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: ‘Newgate Prison and Old Bailey’, Thursday 20th August, 7.30-8.30pm led by Eleanor Bloom

Newgate Prison and the Old Bailey represent 1,000 years of criminal history all woven into London’s folklore; villains and debtors, their crimes, punishments and executions. Join Tour Guide and ex-Metropolitan Police Officer Eleanor Bloom as she takes us through the grim history of one London’s most notorious and storied locations.

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