About Us

Our Community
 
  • Only remaining community between York and Tyneside
  • Member of Movement for Reform Judaism - Men and women play equal parts within our congregation
  • Our membership is drawn from a wide area and from many walks and stages of life, diverse Jewish backgrounds and observance.
  • Non-Jewish partners are made most welcome when they accompany members to services and other synagogue events. Associate member status  available for partners/ spouses of members, £5 p.a.
  • Low membership fees, students £10, single member £70, all  for a  whole year!
  • Social Group: Informal group organising  get togethers open to all members and any interested persons. A wide range of actvities planned to include an oneg shabbat, theatre and museum visits and much more!
  •  Weekly email newsletter 
  •   Lifelong Learning, Cheder and Beit Midrash classes for children and adults. Email for more details.
Our Synagogue
 
  • Recently constructed, small but perfectly formed and cosy synagogue
  • Kiddush/function room and kitchen
  • Disabled facilities
  • Small lending library available to members
  • There are toys, books and drawing and craft  materials avaiable  to keep youngsters amused during services and any children are most welcome to use them. (Please note that children remain under the supervsions of their parents).
Services
  • Shabbat services held monthly using the  Reform Siddur which has transliteration for most prayers, Nobody need feel left out whatever their level of Jewish education.
  • High Holy Day  and major festival services.
  • Own beautiful scrolls
  • All services followed by a generous Kiddush and a good natter.
  • Channukah party, Purim event and Communal Seder.
  •  Rabbi Dr  Barbara Borts available for our members to consult and seek advice about any Jewish matter including children's Jewish education and preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
  • We  may be able to provide for  life cycle ceremonies and services in Darlington. We have our own section in a Darlington cemetery.
  •   Oneg Shabbat-a short Friday evening service followed by a  convivial communal Shabbat meal in the synagogue. Please see the diary page for dates. Places limited so email to reserve a seat.