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Weekday Services:
6.50am Mon & Thu
7am Tue, Wed & Fri
8.15am on Sunday


Weekday Services:
Rosh Chodesh
6.40am Weekdays
8am on Sunday & Public Holidays

Mon - Thurs at 1.45pm
Mincah & Ma'ariv in Summer
Mon - Thurs at 7.30 pm
Ma'ariv in Winter
Mon - Thurs at 7.30 pm
Minister: -
Rabbi Nissan Wilson
Tel: (020) 8418 2124
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Administrator: -
Angela Petar
Tel: (020) 8551 6533
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Synagogue Office Hours:
Sunday 9.30am-12.30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am-2.30pm


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Lag B'Omer

Lag B'Omer

Lag B’Omer Family Picnic

Bring your picnic, picnic blankets, chairs, family and friends and join Clayhall Shul for a great day out on Lag B’Omer, Sunday 18 May. The venue is the wonderful and nearby Thorndon Country Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ. We are meeting at the visitor centre at 11.30 am. All ages are welcome and there is no need to book.

Lag B'Omer

Children of the Holocaust Sefer Torah

On Shabbos 17 May, Clayhall Shul will be leining from a Sefer Torah dedicated to the Memory of the Children who perished in the Holocaust. This renovated Sefer Torah acts as a poignant symbol of their lost potential and the spiritual regeneration of our people since the Holocaust. The project was Inspired by Rabbi Geoffrey Hyman of Ilford Synagogue. He raised money by cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End to refurbish an old Sefer Torah lying in the United Synagogue vault for renovation by the Sofer, Rabbi B Benarroch. The wonderful Hachnassos Sefer Torah took place at Ilford Jewish Primary School in the presence of the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on 20 March 2014 and 400 enthusiastic children. It was used for the first time on Shabbos 22 March at Ilford Shul and it is Rabbi Hyman’s wish that the Sefer Torah travel round all the London Synagogues.

The Shabbos Project 2014
Keeping It Together

Following the phenomenal success of the first Shabbos Project in South Africa last year inspired by Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein, there is now the ambition and excitement to roll out the project worldwide. Shabbos Noach 24/25 October 2014 has been chosen for this wonderful event. A worldwide network is currently being put together to facilitate, direct and execute in each participating location. Conservative estimates are that around 35,000 South African Jews - comfortably more than almost half the community - kept the Shabbos of 11/12 October 2013 in its entirety, many thousands doing so for the first time in their lives. Over the coming weeks, look out for ways that the Shabbos Project will happen in Clayhall and the local area. Please reserve this special date in your diary now. More information is on

Clayhall Cares

Please let either the Shul office, Rabbi Wilson or Gordon Miller know of any member(s) who is/are unwell. We will arrange home or hospital visits and shopping if necessary. We treat all information in the strictest confidence. Sometimes, there are situations where we can only offer limited help or we simply do not have the time, expertise or resources. So never hesitate to call Jewish Care Direct on 020 8922 2222.

Clayhall Library

Please use our Shul library that is located in the Ackerman Resource Centre on the ground floor. Over 160 books to read or borrow covering a range of Jewish topics are available. We will shortly be sending out the list of books to encourage greater use. If anyone would like to donate books either in celebration of a Simchah or to commemorate a Yahrzeit, please speak to the Office. Click here for a list of books in the library.

Chessington - 7th July 2013
Purim 2013
Purim - 24th Feb 2013

Jubillee TeaDiamond Jubilee Tea - 2012

Mitzvah Day 2012
Mitzvah Day - 2012

Feast In ForestFeast in the Forest

Gullivers LandGullivers Land - 13th May 2012

Mitzvah Day
Mitzvah Day - 2013

Movie Night
Movie Night

Owls Play CentrePlaycentre 2013

Chanukah Party
Chanukah 2013



Clayhall Kehilla
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Calendar of Events
Monday 28 Rabbi Wilson Sabbatical start!
Wednesday 30 Rosh Chodesh Iyar

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