October 26, 2015

The celebration at Chatham Memorial Synagogue of The 150th Anniversary of the Laying of the foundation stone held yesterday was deemed a success by the Jewish community and guests alike.
It was a great pleasure to welcome the Lord Lieutenant & Viscountess De L'Isle the...

September 27, 2015


An enjoyable morning for all ages, decorating the sukkah on Sunday 27 Septaember 2015, in time for the service in the evening.

September 16, 2015


Mazeltov to Harry Gamp on becoming Life Vice-President of the synagogue. Chairman Jon Weiner presented Harry with a commemorative certificate and his wife Anita with a bouquet of flowers at Rosh Hashanah. Harry and Anita have been members of the community for many yea...

June 28, 2015

On Sunday 28 June 2015, Chatham Memorial Synagogiue was treated to a strawberry tea and a concert of performances by talented members of the synagogue and the welcome return of the choir of Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue led by Ruth Colin. The concert showed of...

June 26, 2015

On Sunday 21 June, Jo Freeman attended a reunion of members of the Goldstein family, who were all descendant's of Jo's great grandfather Max Goldstein.


From the original 12 children 3 died in infancy and 9 survived, of which 2 went to South Africa. 6 of the siblings we...

April 28, 2015


We announce with great sadness that Marie Halpern, Guild President of Chatham Memorial Synagogue, passed away in New Zealand on 28 April 2015, while visiting members of her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family at this very sad time. She will be rem...

April 22, 2015

Following memorial prayers for Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron, a Yom HaAtzmaut event was held at the synagogue on Sunday 19 April 2015. Nicholas Saphir, chairman of the New Israel Fund and former synagogue chairman, led a lively discussion about the current situation in...

April 5, 2015


40 people enjoyed a communal Seder in the Chatham Shul style at Nucleus Arts on Saturday evening 4 April 2015. As is usual in our community, this felt more like a large family Seder with everyone reading a passage from the Haggadah, intermingled with a few "Silly Sede...

March 15, 2015

2015 is the 150th anniversary of the laying of the Synagogue's foundation stone. Two major events are being planned, on Sunday June 28th & Sunday 25th October. For further information, please visit our what's on page.

March 8, 2015

Purim in Chatham is always celebrated on a Sunday. We read the Megillah (book of Esther), make a lot of noise to drown out the name of Haman (the bad guy),  then we dress up and eat a lot.


This year we all had fun, adults, children, bears of all sizes and even the...

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