Chatham Memorial Synagogue is an independent traditional synagogue, which means that we are not affiliated to any major religious body. All of our services are run on traditional lines by lay members of the
community who between them have many years of liturgical experience. Although we are a small community with limited financial resources, we hold regular services for Shabbat and festivals as well as social and
cultural events. Please visit our Services page or our This Month page for further details.
Ten years ago, in 2001, we had a serious look at how best to secure the future of our community into the 21st century, and so continue to practice our religion in our beautiful Synagogue. This process was called “The Way Forward” and details appear on a separate page.
We are always pleased to welcome visitors to the area and their families as well as new and prospective members. Please contact us for further details.
As a community we are conscious of our responsibilities in the field of education both within the Jewish Community and the wider community. We regularly host visits by groups of local school children as well as assisting religious education students at local universities and colleges of education.
We have warm and friendly links with the other Jewish Communities in Kent through a network called Jewish Kent.
The community is also involved in Inter-Faith matters and works closely with Medway council, Rochester Cathedral, Medway Inter-Faith Action Forum and the Medway Youth Parliament in organising annual commemorative
events in Medway for Holocaust Memorial Day.