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

Kingston, Surbiton & District Synagogue (KS&DS)

Welcome to our new website

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 Date Shabbat Begins Service Time Shabbat ends
Vayakhel-Pekudei 20-21st March 17:59 17:59 19:02
Vayikra 27-28 March 18:11 18:11 19:14
Tzav        (Hagadol) 3-4th April 19:22 19:00 20:27
Pesach 8-16th April *See Festival page for times
Chol HaMoed Pesach 10-11th April 19:34 19:00 20:40
Shemini 17-18th April 19:46 19:00 20:53
Tazria-Metzora  24-25th April 19:58 19:00 21:06
Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 1st-2nd May 20:09 19:00 21:19
Emor 8-9th May 20:21 19:00 21:33
Behar-Bechukotai 15-16th May 20:32 19:00 21:46
Bamidbar 22-23rd May 20:42 19:00 21:58
Shavuot 28-29th May – See Festival page for times
Naso  5-6th June 20:58 19:00 22:18

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

Israel Update

Israel Update 14.10.21

October 14, 2021


ISRAELIS SECRETLY EVACUATED 167 AFGHANS     Humanitarian aid group IsraAid coordinated the evacuation of 125 vulnerable Afghans via Albania earlier this month. The group included judges, professional cyclists, journalists, TV presenters, human rights activists, relatives of Afghan diplomats, artists, law enforcement officers and scientists. In September, IsraAID took part in the evacuation of 42 Afghan women […]