Category Archives: Events

Pesach Communal SederTuesday 11th April It’s not too early to start planning for Pesach! If you would like to sign up to our second night Pesach Seder on 11th April, please contact The seder will be led by Rabbi Landau, with singing, Haggada insights, a wonderful three-course meal and lots of wine! Price is £25 for adults, £10 for children (concessions available).

Nicholas Winton auction

An auction of the personal estate of Sir Nicholas Winton will take place on 3 November 2016 at 12:00 at the Swan Fine Art Auction house in Tetsworth. Viewing dates are 1 and 2 November.

The auction can be “attended” in person or online.

Swan Fine Art is located on High Street, Tetsworth Nr Thame, Oxon OX9 7AB. 01844 281777

The catalogue website is:

SLJS Monthly Bulletin

If you are wondering what to do next month, stop wondering…

As October yields to November, events for the first few days of November appear on this month’s Bulletin – and soon, the SLJS website will update to all of November (and the first few days of December). This miracle of overlap occurs every month, I think/presume.

KYM September Meeting

by Hazel Green

The KYM (formerly Kingston Young Marrieds) social group marked Rosh Chodesh Ellul – the month in the Hebrew calendar which heralds the arrival of Rosh Hashanah – with an apples and honey blind tasting to a soundtrack ranging from Abba (“Honey Honey”) to Glenn Miller (“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”) and the “William Tell Overture”. To see photographs of the event, click Continue.  Continue reading

For Your Calendar

We have a busy few months ahead of us and are pleased to be able to offer a range of events and activities to suit all the family.
As advertised, on Tuesday 13th September we welcome acclaimed Jewish chef and author of multiple cookbooks Denise Phillips to our synagogue for a demonstration and four course tasting experience.

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KSDS Shabbaton in Bournemouth

by Hazel Green

Our shul held its first Shabbaton at the Water Garden Hotel, Bournemouth last Shabbat. Read more

Dror For the Wounded Concert

by Hazel Green

Dror For the Wounded Foundation, an Israeli charity which provides financial assistance to severely wounded Israeli soldiers, held its inaugural UK event in our synagogue last Thursday.

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Flowers for Shavuot

by Hazel Green

Every year, our two talented amateur florists, Elise Wolfson and Sharon Sulkin, create magnificent floral displays for Shavuot.

This year’s theme – Ezekiel’s Vision – is dramatically described in the Haftorah we read on first day Shavuot. The stunning arrangements portrayed the colours described in the Haftorah: amber, blue sapphire, bronze and flame, while their shapes included references to the storm, the wings and the four wheels. At the conclusion of the service, Elise gave a fascinating drosha explaining the Haftorah inspiration behind the floral displays.

Yomtov celebrations continued with a fantastic four-course lunch for 50 people catered by members of the Ladies’ Guild: butternut squash soup, fish goujons, smoked salmon, tuna and salads, a cheese course and ending with a delicious creamy trifle.

To enlarge the photos, click or double click each picture. A new screen will open, then click the back arrow to return to the main site.


Dror for the Wounded

Kingston Synagogue are hosting an event – 23 June 2016 – to raise funds and awareness for a very worthy cause.

Dror for the Wounded (DrorFoundation.orgwas started by a wounded IDF soldier, Dror Dagan. Initially thought to be dead, he survived. Although paralysed and in a wheelchair, he is now married and has two children.

Dror for the Wounded raises money and allots grants for conventional and non-conventional methods of rehabilitation: helping with college tuition, or a new laptop for a hospital-bound solider, or even new prosthetics.

The flyer below provides more information, including the website address to apply for tickets.




JULY 14TH (7.00pm in Kochav Yair)

Over the years many Kingstonians have made Aliyah from the 1970’s and also the Shlechim who were with us in the 70s & 80s.

We are planning our second reunion (the last one was over 10 years ago) and would like to receive information from you of any family members or anyone from the community who you know that now lives in Israel.

We know of the following extended families – Atkins, Berkovitches, Jacksons, Blooms, Hellermans, Lyons, Henleys, Kingleys, Grabmans, Beckers, Homers, Marks, Baharias, Sterlings, Sprigers, Ofirs, Kroziers, Azerias.

Also those who happen to be visiting Israel are welcome to join us.

Sharon Katz (Berkovitch) has set up a Whatsapp group on 972-54-7718665 or Contact Mark Hellerman by Email: for more information.