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

Kingston, Surbiton & District Synagogue (KS&DS)

Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus and increased cases, the Synagogue is closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly services as soon as we are able to reopen. However, Rabbi Mandelbaum presents Kabbalat Shabbat services every Friday afternoon and Havdalah on Saturday evenings via Zoom. Times can be obtained from the Synagogue office.

Welcome to KSDS one of the largest Orthodox communities in South West London yet small enough to give a warm and friendly welcome to all. 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

Shabbat  Calendar  2020 Shabbat Begins Shabbat Ends Shabbat Service Times
Chayei Sarah – 13 November 2020 15.59 17.03
Toledot – 20 November 2020 15.50 16.55
Vayetzei – 27 November 2020 15.43 16.50
Vayishlach – 4 December 2020 15.38 16.46
Chanukah – 10 December 2020
Vayeishev – 11 December 2020 15.36 16.45
Mikeitz – 18 December 2020 15.37 16.47
Fast of Tevet – 25 December 2020 06.15 16.44
Vayigash – 25 December 2020 15.41 16.51

Shabbat Morning

Services start at 9.45 am.


Services normally start at 9.30 am

Weekday services are usually arranged for Rosh Chodesh and Chol Hamoed, and for yartzeits on request.

Israel Update

Israel Update 4.3.21



ATTACK ON ISRAELI-OWNED SHIP   An Israeli-owned cargo ship, the MV Helios Ray, was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman overnight last Thursday.A U.S. defence official said the blast left holes in both sides of the vessel’s hull above the water line. The ship stopped at Dubai for repairs. Israeli officials suspect that Iran […]