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.


Italian Jewish Cookery Course, with Silvia Nacamulli over 4 Sundays across January-March 2021

This is the chance for experienced and less experienced chefs among us to cook along with and/or learn from a top professional chef over 4 informal and relaxed sessions taking place online via Zoom.

Silvia will be preparing authentic Jewish Italian cuisine; a risotto, a fish dish, a chicken dish and, in the final week, dessert!


To find out more about the course, the dishes on the menu, about Silvia, and how to register, click here to access our Cuisine à la ELELS page.



‘From Eastenders to The Last Kingdom; a Jewish mum of two’s journey in TV making’

led by ELELS member Vicki Delow

Thursday January 14th 7.30-8.30pm 

ELELS member Vicki will share with us the ups and downs, twists and turns of her 22 year career in TV including overseeing storylines such as “Alfie and Kat – Your Money or your wife” and “Dawn’s baby” on Eastenders, as well as developing series such as Life on Mars and Broadchurch, producing Humans for Channel Four/ AMC and series four of The Last Kingdom for Netflix.

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


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 29th December- End of Year 2020 Quiz hosted by Robert Young
  • Sunday 10th January- Quiz prepared and hosted by Rachel Kamall and Russ Murray
  • Sunday 24th January- Quiz hosted by Gary Freedman and prepared by John Spero

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

For more info, please email


ELELS and SWESRS mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 with talks from survivors Susie Barnett and Eva Clarke

Both Susie and Eva are winners of the British Empire medal for services to Holocaust Education. They will tell us their stories.

Susie Barnett- Tuesday 26th January from 7.30pm

Eva Clarke- Monday 1st February from 8.00pm

To find out more about these sessions, about Susie and Eva, and how to register, click here to access our Learn Together/Grow Together page.


‘London Jewry: Jewish blueish plaques’  February  23rd & March 2nd, 7.00- 8.00pm

led by Caryle Webb-Ingall

There are over 1000 English Heritage Blue Plaques in London as well as plaques erected by other organisations commemorating significant individuals and buildings. In the first session we will look briefly at the history of Blue Plaques and how you can nominate someone, then look at some of those which have a Jewish connection. In the second session we can look further at English Heritage plaques and people and places commemorated by other organisations.

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