Jenny Jankel announced as new President of North West Surrey Synagogue

We are delighted to announce Jenny Jankel as the new President of North West Surrey Synagogue (NWSS).  Jenny, is a founder member of NWSS.  She has been Chair of what she describes as “our precious and beloved community”, 3 times. Her four children and now several grandchildren have all grown up at the heart our […]


Mitzvah Day November 2019

Read the full article about our Mitzvah Day celebration in Get Surrey, published on November 17th 2019.


Lekach recipe – for a Sweet New Year

Lekach –  There is no one definitive recipe, as different communities have their own traditions. However, this moist, well-flavoured cake is always based on honey, for the hope that the New Year will be sweet. Nuts – chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, pistachios or pine nuts – add texture, and apples – diced, grated, as juice […]


Purim Oneg 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along to make our Purim Oneg so special. A musical Erev Shabbat service was a a lovely way to start. It was followed by a Megillah reading/spiel performed in our usual crazy NWSS way. All the performers really entered into the spirit but special mentions should be made to […]


Voices from the Dust

Sunday 15th July at NWSS was a night to remember, for two reasons.  The programme ‘Voices from the Dust’ was memorable because it was beautifully produced.  In a most professional style, Anthony Sheppard, Anita Fox and Alex D’Olier presented their choice of poetry and music to mark the first nine days of the month of […]


Interview with Colin Shindler

INTERVIEW WITH COLIN SHINDLER Jean Cohen As the lead-up to this year’s NWSS Foundation Lecture, I made a Shindler’s List ( I couldn’t resist saying that!) and, as usual, electronically sat down with Colin Shindler, who was in Caesarea, to discuss BDS and anti-Israel student groups. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed, Colin. I’d […]


Interview with Rabbi Dr Jonathan Magonet

I sat down recently with Rabbi Dr Jonathan Magonet.   Since Rabbi Dr Magonet is the much-anticipated guest speaker at the upcoming NWSS Foundation Lecture on 15 January 2017 on Leo Baeck: The Man and the College (mark your calendars!), the subject was going to be “Leo Baeck, the man.”   But then I thought […]


Live Streaming Consultation

NWSS is currently undertaking a consultation regarding the option of Live Streaming our services. We’ve studied a number of other communities who have implemented a Live Stream and produced an interim report. We’ll keep you posted on any developments


Yom HaShoah Remembrance 2018 – Voices of the Lodz Ghetto

“Give me your children” – surely the most chilling words that any parent could hear, especially when they know that, if they do, the children are going to their deaths, but if they don’t the children will be taken nonetheless. In 1942 these words were spoken by Chaim Rumkowski, known as “The Eldest”, a Jew […]