• 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

    Chocolate Workshop

    14th December, 6:30 - 8pm - £20

    Please, join us for a bespoke Truffle Making Workshop. Guests will whip up rich cream ganache to pipe into truffles, dip into melted chocolate and decorate with different toppings.

     

    You will also discover the bean to bar journey and taste test chocolate like true Chocolatier!

    Chanukah Party

    Sunday 29th December, 3:30pm

    Fun packed Chanukah party with candle lighting and fireworks to finish it off!

     

    There will be something for the whole family: Chocolate Lolli-pop making, Fish& Chips, Edible menorah competition, decorating a doughnut, theatre and musical activity for kids.

     

    Candle lighting and Fireworks start at 5 pm.

  • Clubs and Courses

    "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 09:45am

    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

    12 April - 17 May - 14 June

     

    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

    events@rjch.org.uk.

     

    Cost £3 per session

    Monthly Film Club

     

    1st Sunday of the Month

    Next Film: Alexander Nevsky

     

    Sunday 3rd November

     

    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:

    18 April - 16 May - 20 June

     

    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

    Yoga for Men

    Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

    First session 26th February

     

    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

     

    If you are interested, please, email alex@brenner.org.uk

     

     

     

    Tribe Zone

    Monthly Sundays 12:40 - 2:45

    First session 15th

     

    Tribe zone is a skills and experiences programme for young people aged 10 - 15.

     

    If you wish to attend and for any questions, please contact

    events@rjch.org.uk.

     

     

     

     

    Table Tennis

    Every Monday 7:30pm

     

     

    Join our Table Tennis Club. Where everybody enjoys playing everybody else, even though our standards have quite a range. Friendly doubles, Championships and more.

     

    If you wish to attend and for any questions, please contact

    hirshcashdan@gmail.com.

     

     

     

     

  • Educational Courses

    Spring

    Lunch n Learns 12.30pm with Rabbi Shindler

    Mon 23rd Sept: Why is Honey Kosher and other New Year Riddles

    Mon 28th Oct: Famous Yiddish Tales

    Mon 25th Nov: Music that has Inspired me

    Cost: £5 per event

    GPS: The Guided Prayer Service

    Getting to know the meaning of the service and navigate it better!

    Mondays 8.00pm - 9:15pm, 28 Oct, 4 & 11 Nov

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

    Cost: £10 for the course

    Tanach in Technicolour: Elijah's Final Encounter

    A 2-part series unmasking some of the more perplexing biblical narratives

    Thursdays 8.00pm -9:00pm, 21 & 28 Nov, 5 Dec

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

    Cost: £10 for the course

  • Updates

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  • Richmond Cheder

    Message from the Head Teacher

    Welcome to Richmond Cheder!

    We are a warm and friendly Cheder with a hands-on, fun and engaging style of teaching, where every child is valued! It is our priority that your children come home with smiles on their faces! Our aim is to provide a Jewish education that will enable our children to leave Cheder with a solid grounding of Jewish practice and fluency in Hebrew reading. We hope to impart the next generation with a love of Judaism and a positive sense of Jewish identity.

    Please be in touch to find out more information about the Cheder. I look forward to hearing from you!

     

    Chaim Golker

    richmondcheder@gmail.com 

    07990293162

     

     

    When

    Sunday morning 9:30am- 12:30pm

    Gain Jewish knowledge and values, learn about shabbat and the festivals, develop Hebrew Reading skills!

     

    We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our teaching staff, high staff-to-student ratio and sending home happy kids home every week!

    Ages

    Ages: Classes range from nursery (age 3/4) until our Bar & Bat Mitzva Classes

     

    We follow local school terms, as closely as Jewish festivals allow, ensuring that there is minimal disruption to the children and their school holidays. For the academic year 2019-2020, we will be operating on 32 Sundays.

    Richmond Cheder is a warm and friendly Sunday morning orthodox Cheder that provides and fun and innovative way for our children to learn about their Judaism. Including Hebrew reading, festivals, and Jewish values and practice, our staff bring high quality, hands-on learning which engage children of all ages. There are also periodically special events and outings. We pride ourselves on our high staff-to-student ratio, including a one-to-one Hebrew Reading assistant. Our classes range from age 3/4 all the way up to our 'Bar/Bat Mitzvah' classes and GCSE Religious Studies class.

     

    Most importantly, parents tell us that all the children walk out with big smiles on their faces and look forward to each week!

     

    Curriculum

    Our curriculum is designed to impart Jewish knowledge and Hebrew Reading in a fun, engaging and interactive manner. Each class will acquire Jewish knowledge which is age appropriate and will build on their prior knowledge on the topic. We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our teaching staff, and enjoy a high staff-to-student ratio, including a 1-1 Hebrew Reading Teacher.

    Nursery - Year 2 Class

    Hebrew Alphabet

    Jewish Blessings

    Shabbat and Festivals

    Bat Mitzva Class

    Advanced Hebrew Reading

    Jewish Commandments

    Jewish Philosophy

    Advanced Jewish General Knowledge

    Year 3-5 Class

    Hebrew Vocabulary

    Jewish General Knowledge

    Jewish Prayers

    Bar Mitzva Class

    Advanced Hebrew Reading

    Hebrew Textual Skills

    Jewish Philosophy

    Advanced General Knowledge

  • Calendar

    September 15th - Sunday - Opera Mayhem

     

    September 18th - Wednesday - Talk: How To Be A Carer

     

    October 2nd - Wednesday - Photography Workshop

     

    November 13th - Wednesday - Ivrit Poetry Evening

     

    November 24th - Sunday - Supper Quiz

     

    December 29th - Sunday - Chanukah Party

     

    January 26th - Thursday - Holocaust Memorial Day

     

    April 29th - Wednesday - Yom HaAtzmaut

     

    May 17th - Sunday - Annual BBQ

     

  • 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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