Jewish Kent - Communities

Chatham Memorial Synagogue is home to an independent traditional community which welcomes Jews of all denominations. Although we are a small provincial community with limited financial  resources, we hold regular services for Shabbat and festivals as well as social  and cultural events.

Margate Synagogue remains an independent Orthodox congregation , providing services and support for Jewish people of South east Kent.

Kent Liberal Jewish Community - Ohel Rachel (KLJC) is part of Liberal Judaism. We have around 50 members living all over Kent and hold monthly services in Maidstone. We welcome all Jews including those with non-Jewish partners and those who are Jews by choice.

Thanet & District Reform Jewish Community, serving the Jewish Communities of southern and eastern Kent, are a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism. We hold regular services at our Synagogue in Ramsgate and have an active programme of social activities


Canterbury Jewish Community consists of members from all Jewish denominations and holds a number of social events each year. Many of its members also belong to one of the other communities in Kent.

Bromley Reform Synagogue has a Kent postal address but is in fact in a London Borough. Founded in 1964, the community now has 370 members and it is affiliated to Jewish Kent with a representative on the organising committee. For further information visit the web site at

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Jewish Kent - Website last updated 18 March 2014