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Welcome to Kingston Synagogue

Steeped in history, Kingston’s association with Royalty dates back to Anglo-Saxon times when seven kings were crowned here in the 10th century.

You will be assured of a warm welcome at our shul, the focal point and spiritual centre for our vibrant, friendly community of approximately 325 members, affiliated to the United Synagogue.

Latest News

Latest news and information 

Buses for EllulSunday 14 September and 21 September 2014: Bus schedule for transport to and from Bushey Cemetery and Waltham Abbey Cemetery for visits during Ellul.

(posted 16 August) VIDEO OF PANEL DISCUSSION For those who could not attend the talk in Wimbledon on Tuesday 5 August (Tisha B’Av), a video of the first 50 minutes is available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-tbyl5QFr8&feature=youtu.be (Editor's note: I watched this video and recommend it highly - worth the price of admission just to hear the moderator's response to Ahron Bregman's presentation. And if a video of the last 50 minutes surfaces, I will view that as well.)

Mammas and Bubbas (and Daddies too), Mondays, 10-12, in the Shul.

Mosaic Jewish Primary School in Wimbledon on Queensmere Road, SW19 is a cross-communal mixed school enabling children to "grow to their fullest potential as responsible and dedicated members of the Jewish community and of British society." The school's website provides comprehensive information: www.mjps.org.uk

NEW! Glasgow flew a Palestinian flag, and 600 Glasgow-bound American tourists changed their plans. I learned about the travel u-turn from this week's Israel Update (posted 21 August), which taps the usual sources (the excellent Gatestone Institute, Times of Israel, elderofziyon, Commentary magazine, and others) and some unusual ones (Yorkshire Post). Click on the Israel Update tab on the right side of the Main Menu.

Streetwise is holding a session on 31 August in northwest London and will announce a session to be held in September.

Shabbat 6 September, Special Kiddush: Sydney Assor’s second barmitzvah

Kosher Nosh Guide:

The Mums and Tots group has started!  Contact Rebbetzin Shoshana Landau.

Happy New Year! Send your New Year greetings, and dosh for aforesaid greetings, to Anne Lyons for Chadashot.

An Archive of recent articles has a temporary home at the bottom of this column. Scroll down to see it.

Latest website articles

Dates for Your Diary: 30 August to 21 December, plus table tennis and Israeli dancing.

"What's On in S London" and Kosher Food Outlets were posted 25 July. Click on Information, then S London e-Bulletin or Kosher Food Outlets. Also uploaded: What's On: Babies and Children.

Chief Rabbi Mirvis's ShabbatUK: 24-25 October 2014. See Future Events for more information.

Some of our clubs and groups: Learn about the Kingston Jewish Day Centre (Riverside Club), Israeli dancing, the KYM Social Group, League of Jewish Women, Kingston WIZO and South London Israel Forum by selecting "Community" then "Clubs and Groups".


4 August: Austerity Brunch photo-caption story.

(July 2014) “Children in the Ghetto”, a woodcut by Czech artist Helena Salichová, is on display in the Succah annexe adjacent to the Library. The woodcut was given to the KSDS Ostrava Group by Jan Svetlík, the Chairman and CEO of the Vítkovice Machinery Group.

(July 2014) KSDS contributes to Kingston Foodbank, June 2014.

(July 2014) Rabbi Samuel Landau's 29 June 2014 Induction: Chairman Martin Wolfson's Welcoming remarks; a United Synagogue report; photo album (21 pictures).

(June 2014) Kingston Ostrava Group Reunion, hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in April 2014.

Ostrava Newsletter #36, added 25 June 2014, is in the Community section.

(June 2014) Sydney Assor's Tunisia trip.






Service Times

NEW! The full KSDS High Holyday Schedule for 5775-2014 begins with Rosh Hashana on 24 September and ends with Simchat Torah on 17 October.

Tuesday, 26 August: 6.45am (Rosh Chodesh)
Wednesday, 27 August: 6.45am (Rosh Chodesh)
Thursday, 28 August: 7am

Friday/Saturday 29/30 August 2014
Friday 29 August: Service begins 7.00
Sedra: Shof'tim
Shabbat in 7:39; ends 8:41

Friday/Saturday 5/6 September 2014
Sedra: Ki Tetze
Shabbat in 7:24; ends 8:24

Friday/Saturday 12/13 September 2014
Sedra: Ki Tavo
Shabbat in 7:08; ends 8:07

Friday/Saturday 19/20 September 2014
Sedra: Nitzavim-Vayelach, Shabbat 6:52-7:51

Wednesday 24 September 2014
Sedra: Erev Rosh Hashanah Eruv Tavshillin

Wednesday/Thursday 24/25 September 2014
Sedra: Rosh Hashanah First day 6:40-7:39

Full KSDS High Holyday Schedule


Sedra: Bolok 21:06 22:24
4/5 Jul 2014
Sedra: Bolok 21:06 22:24
4/5 Jul 2014
Sedra: Bolok 21:06 22:24

If you can help with Minyanim, please contact:
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