• Richmond Jewish Community Hub

    BRINGING JEWS OF SOUTH WEST LONDON TOGETHER 

  • About Us

    Richmond Jewish Community Hub was created in 2018 as an inclusive cultural centre for the Jewish community of South West London. Based in the beautifully functional building of the Richmond Synagogue, RJCH is bringing a fresh wave of creativity and energy to the area. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of The United Synagogue Community Development Fund.

    Our Vision

    Our vision is for the RJCH to be a hub of Jewish activity at the heart of the South West London Jewish Community. We seek to build an invigorated community infused with a fresh sense of unity and connected by strong Jewish values, a love for arts and culture, a passion for education, and a strong feeling of belonging.

    Our Role

    RJCH provides a place and programme of outstanding activities, clubs, courses and vibrant events that serve the whole Jewish community, regardless of age, denomination or level of observance.

     

    We do this by:

    • Reaching out to and building relationships with the diverse South West London Community
    • Listening to the kind of events that best serve this community and working to deliver on the needs identified
    • Acting as host to create a space where all feel welcome, appreciated, engaged and inspired.
  • What's On

    Art Exhibition with Jewish Art Fair

    Sunday 13th Jan 15:00 - 20:00

    Jewish Art is coming to Richmond! Over 40 Artists exhibiting their wonderful work!

    A chance to buy affordable Jewish Art and enjoy a lovely atmosphere.

    If you are interested in exhibiting or require further information please email Alan Hirschowitz at elalhirsch@hotmail.com.

     

    A percentage of the proceedings will be going to the Charities Arts Therapies for Children and to Richmond Jewish Community Hub.

     

    A voluntary donation of £5 per person is suggested

    Tu B'Shvat in Pyjamas

    Sunday 20th of January, 1:15-2:30 pm

     

    Let's get snuggly and cosy in our PyJamas, nibble on some biscuits with milk and listen to the fabulous stories from Dana Rubashov Venger.

    After that, we'll do some arts and crafts related to Tu B'Shvat.

     

    £5 per child, adults free.

     

    Each child will receive a gift book from PJ Library

     

    Don't forget your pyjamas!

    Holocaust Memorial Day

    27th January, 7:30 pm

    Richmond Synagogue and Richmond Council proudly invite you attend Holocaust Memorial Day at Richmond Synagogue.


    Guest Speaker:

    Philip Spencer

    Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies,

    Kingston University.


    Contributions from

    The Mayor of Richmond,

    Rabbi Shindler

    Holocaust survivors.

    Readings and violin music.


    Refreshments provided

    Klezmer Concert by Sklamberg and the Shepherds

    5th February, 7:30 pm

    A unique opportunity! Cofounder and lead singer of the Grammy winning legendary band "Klezmatics" Lorin Sklamberg, clarinetist/composer and a uniquely innovative force in the klezmer renaissance, Merlin Shepherd and a virtuosic vocalist/pianist/composer, Polina Shepherd are coming to RJCH during their Europe Tour!

     

    We invite you to enjoy this fresh blend of traditional and newly composed Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music with us!

     

    The webpage of the band:

     

    https://sklambergandtheshepherds.wordpress.com

    Kids Israeli Theatre performing at RJCH!

    10th of February, 1:30 pm

     

    The Orna Porat Theatre for children and youth is coming to London!

     

    The Israeli House and Richmond Jewish Community Hub are inviting you and your whole family to come and watch the play:

     

    " Mr Symon's Shoes".

     

    For kids 4-7 years old. Performance is in Hebrew.

     

    Costs £5 per person

    Parenting Talk

    with Dr. Howard Fine

    Sunday 10th March 2019

    We are delighted to have Dr Howard Fine, a prominent paediatric neuropsychologist, coming to RJCH to give a talk child's development and parents role in it.

     

    Dr. Howard Fine is a regular consulting psychologist on BBC 10 O’clock News, documentaries and health education programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky ( Secret Life of 4,5 and 6 Years Olds, Old People’s Home for Year Olds, Educating Manchester, Cutting Edge and Panorama), a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist with expertise in child development, child emotional and behavioural difficulties, traumatic and acquired brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    You can check out his website here www.drhowardfine.com

     

    The topic of the talk will be announced soon.

     

    Cost £5 per person

     

    RSVP by

    emailing us at events@rjch.org.uk

    or call us on +44 (0)7741 801 292

  • Clubs and Courses

    Bridge Club

    Tuesdays, 2:30 pm. ​

    Afternoon bridge Please join us for bridge on Tuesday afternoons at 2.30.

     

    All standards (and kibitzers) welcome.

     

    Please confirm if you will be coming by emailing us at kay@familycolton.co.uk or call us on 020 8878 5770. Once confirmed you will be given the venue address (Rotating location in Kew).

     

    We look forward to seeing you then!

     

    P.S Let us know if you have a bridge table you can bring.

    "Still Singing!"

    Every Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 pm

     

    Come and join a new group for voices at RJCH and share your favourite music!

    Do you enjoy singing or listening to singing?

    Jewish sung music includes a rich repertoire in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino as well as the treasures of Chazzanut.

     

    Every meeting a new theme.

     

    Free

    Wake up! with Morning Okido Yoga for Women

    Thursdays at 09:30am

    Start the day connecting to your body and breath. The focus of the exercises will be to release stress and tension, improve body alignment and gain strength and flexibility.

     

    All levels of abilities are welcome!

     

    Price is £10 per class or £8 for a block of 4 sessions.

     

    More Info

    Luncheon Club

     

    Thursdays at 11:00

    Arrive from 11:00 onwards and join us for coffee, lively topical discussion and lunch (starts at 1 pm).

     

    New members are very welcome.

     

    Suggested donation £4

     

    If you are interested in coming or have any questions please contact

    Helene Fireman on: 0208 948 7407.

     

     

     

    "Zaatutim" Baby and Toddler Group

    Monthly - Fridays 9:45am

    16 Nov, 7 Dec, 18 Jan

     

    Enjoy a coffee and a chat whilst the kids play, sing songs and dance to the music, all in Hebrew! For the children from 0 to 3 and their carers.


    For any questions, please contact Elite on

    elite.av.torbit@gmail.com.

     

    Cost £3 per session

    Monthly Film Club

     

    1st Sunday of the Month

    Next Film: Blazing Saddles

     

    3 February

     

    Arrive from 2.30 pm

    Film starts at 3 pm

     

    Donation £5 per person

     

    Due to a high demand to see these films would you please confirm your booking by email: ivor.deitsch@btconnect.com

     

     

    More Info

    Kehillah Advice

    Monthly

    Next Surgery:

    Thursday 22nd November 2018

     

    Appointments from

    11:30 - 14:00

     

    If you are interested, please, sign up for a time slot here http://bit.ly/KehillahAdvice ,

     

    email events@rjch.org.uk

     

    or call Iryna on +44 (0)7741 801 292

     

     

    More Info

  • Educational Courses

    Autumn/ Winter

    A Taste of Talmud (3 weeks)

    An opportunity to delve into this rich, ancient and complex Jewish text. Suitable for both beginners and those who have studied Talmud before.

    Thursdays 8.30pm, 22 & 29 November, 6 December

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

    Hebrew Reading Crash Course (5 weeks)

    5 week Hebrew reading course for beginners or those who are a little 'rusty'.

    Thursdays 8.00pm, 10, 17, 24 & 31 January, 7 February

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

    Cost: £15 for the course

    Exploring Jewish Ethics (3 weeks)

    An advanced textual look into some tricky ethical scenarios.

    Tuesdays 8.30pm, 22 & 29 January, 6 February

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

    Cost: £5 donation welcome

  • Calendar

    January 13th - Sunday - Jewish Art Exhibition (15:00-20:00)

     

    January 20th - Sunday - Tu B'Shvat in Pyjamas (1:15-2:30 pm)

     

    January 27th - Sunday - Holocaust Memorial Day (7:30 pm)

     

    February 5th - Tuesday - Klezmer Concert by Sklamberg and the Shepherds (7:30pm)

     

    February 10th - Sunday - Kids Israeli Theatre "Mr Symon's Shoes" (1:30pm)

     

    March 10th - Sunday - Parenting Talk (19:30)

  • Contact us

    Get in touch if you have any questions

    Richmond Synagogue, Lichfield Gardens, TW9 1AP
    Anytime
    +44 (0)7741 801 292
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