We are Modern Orthodox and are a constituent member of the United Synagogue

Kingston, Surbiton & District Synagogue (KS&DS)

Welcome to Kingston Synagogue, an Orthodox community in South West London. It was established on its present site in 1957 just a few minutes walk from the beautiful River Thames.

Our members come not only from Kingston and Surbiton but from the surrounding areas and some who have moved to North London still retain their links with us.

The community welcomes visitors and we provide services on Shabbat, all the Holy Days and some weekdays. There is a wide range of social and cultural events and we play host to a number of groups and organisations.

Give us a try and see if you like us.


Our Rabbi

Rabbi Yechezkel Mandelbaum grew up in a mountain farmer’s family in the Swiss Alps. After discovering his Jewish roots during his Theology Studies at the University of Basel, he studied at various institutions in Israel and subsequently became a rabbinic assistant of the Admor mi Biale Ha Rav Benzion Rabbinowitz, then the community rabbi of Lugano, Switzerland

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Kingston Synagogue is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in South London,
and prides itself on its warmth and friendliness.



Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in South London,  and prides itself on its warmth and friendliness. It is situated near the River Thames, just south of Kingston town centre and Kingston University.

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Service Times

Friday Evening

In winter, services start just before Shabbat begins.

Shabbat Morning

Services start at 9.30 am.


Services normally start at 9.30 am.


Please refer to the SHABBAT & FESTIVALS tab at the top of the page for further details.

Weekday services are usually arranged for Rosh Chodesh and Chol Hamoed, and for yahrtzeits on request. However, at the moment there are no weekday services taking place until further notice.

Israel Update

Israel Update 11.7.24



  HEZBOLLAH’S WAR AGAINST ISRAEL     Two Israeli civilians, Noa and Nir Baranes from Kibbutz Ortal, both aged 46,  were killed were killed after their vehicle sustained a direct hit from a Hizbullah rocket strike in the Golan Heights on Tuesday evening, amid a barrage of some 40 rockets fired by Hezbollah. They leave […]