Loughton Shul - Affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues

Our Shul – A Modern Community with Traditional Values

At Loughton Synagogue we pride ourselves on being a modern community with traditional values. We are affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues.

Loughton Shul - Affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues
Loughton Shul offers a warm, caring and non-judgmental environment to every person who walks through its doors.

We’re not just a Shul, we’re a vibrant, youthful and energetic hub for Jewish families in and around the Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Theydon Bois, Chigwell and Abridge areas.

Loughton Synagogue Forthcoming Social Events

Ladies Luncheon with Guest Speaker Pamela Wagman – Tuesday 21st March 2017 – 12:00pm

Pesach Bake Sale & Recipe Auction – Sunday 2nd April – 10am to 12pm

Communal Seder – Tuesday 11th April

AGM – Members only – Thursday 11th May

Rabbi’s Half Marathon – Sunday 21st May

Children Service led by Rebbetzin Orly – 2nd Shabbat of each calendar month.

Shabbat Mevorchim Kiddush is also the Shabbat that precedes Rosh Chodesh (New Moon)

Sunday Shacharit Service and Breakfast – 2nd Sunday of each calendar month.

Forthcoming Social Events

Recent Events

The Loughton Synagogue Community enjoyed a wonderful Purim today (12th March, 2017)

Below are a few pictures, not necessarily in the right order, showing our Rabbi, President, Chairman, Chair Lady of the Ladies Guild and the community letting their hair down – or putting their hair on which ever may be the case!?!

Barmitzvah next Shabbat – First Aliya Shachrit Purim – Not the conclusion – but the beginning teaches Rabbi Svi Portnoy – Father Stephen, Grand Father Michael and President Leigh look on. Today we have two presidents – see below!!

Stanley Perry sports his Egyptian colours.

Our Rabbi Zvi Portnoy aka King Henry VIII

Rabbi Zvi Portnoy and warden Gary Roll

Rabbi Zvi, accompanied by his wardens – Alan Kurt and Gary Roll

Our Chairman, Michael Newman, contemplates Shul affairs.

Our President, Phillip Leigh, addresses the community

Our Ladies’ Guild Chair Lady – Ruth Leigh – leads the incredible effort of her team.

Our Administrator, Sheryl Weintraub with one of her children

Some children watch a slide show – the story of Purim

Mary Poppins (Leslie Adams) dropped in to direct the ceremonies – better than a spoon full of sugar.

A Shule with 2 Presidents? Well done Alan Kurt – Warden

Our Rebbetzin with two of the family’s four children.

Is that you Grandma and if it is, why are you wearing that funny gear???

Visit by President of the Board of Deputies to Loughton Saturday 19th November 2016 (Motzei Shabbat)


Members of Loughton Synagogue have been invited by Barbara and Richard Cohen to join them at their house to question Jonathan Arkush about his role at the Board of Deputies at 5.30 pm (after Shabbat) in an informal setting with tea and soft drinks. 


We are always looking to improve our Shul.

Loughton Shule

Loughton Shule

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Loughton Schule – Our beautiful flower beds – lovingly maintained by Pauline Witzenfeld

Loughton Schule

Loughton Schule

4th November 2015

Ashley Blaker Loughton

Pictures from this event……

23rd/24th October – Shabbat UK 2015

shabbat uk 2015

Pictures now on Portnoy Brothers

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget her cunning.
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,
If I remember thee not;
If I set not Jerusalem
above my chiefest joy.
(Against) who said:
‘Rase it, rase it, even to its very foundation.’

אִם-אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלִָם–
תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי.
תִּדְבַּק-לְשׁוֹנִי, לְחִכִּי–
אִם-לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי:
אִם-לֹא אַעֲלֶה, אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם–
עַל, רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי.