• Richmond Jewish Community Hub


  • 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

    Russian Poetry Evening

    Wednesday 14th November 19:30

    The third event in our poetry evening series returns to exploring Russian poetry.


    Join us to explore the titans of Russian poetry - Pushkin, Lermontov, Yesenin


    Poems will be read in Russian with English translation. Includes reflection, discussion and some music pieces.


    It is a free event, please do reserve your place.


    RSVP by

    emailing us at events@rjch.org.uk

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

    Supper Quiz

    Sunday 18th November 19:30

    An exciting and challenging Community Supper Quiz. Bring a table of 8-10 and get a prize!



    £25 Per Person | discounted to £20 for Early Bird Bookings


    RSVP by

    emailing us at events@rjch.org.uk

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

    Chanukah Tour at the British Museum

    Sunday 25th November

    The British Museum is probably the greatest museum in the world. It houses countless treasures from the biblical era.

    Join Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum , Dean of LSJS , on the Chanukah tour for a truly memorable experience.


    The ancient Greece collection affords a perfect window into the meaning of Chanukah. Pots, coins, reliefs and sculptures reveal the ideological battle that is symbolised by the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple in Jerusalem. New audio equipment for each participant will ensure that you will not miss a word. Transform your Chanukah.


    Cost: £20 per person

    Or Register Interested by emailing us at events@rjch.org.uk or calling us on +44 (0)7741 801 292

    Please, mention, if you would prefer to have transport to and from the museum at an extra fee.

    Art Exhibition with Jewish Art Fair

    Sunday 13th Jan 15:00 - 20:00

    A fantastic opportunity to browse and buy a variety of high quality 'Jewish' and general art at reasonable prices.


    Entrance £10 per person


    RSVP by

    emailing us at events@rjch.org.uk

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

    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

    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.




    Monthly Film Club


    1st Sunday of the Month

    Next Film: The Red Tent


    November 4th 2018


    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


    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

    "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



    Cost £3 per session

  • Educational Courses

    Autumn/ Winter

    Foundations of Judaism

    A 5-week crash course covering some of the fundamental knowledge in Judaism, including Biblical narrative, Life cycle events, the Jewish Calendar, Jewish Values and the Synagogue services plus some resources to help you share your knowledge with others!

    Tuesdays 8pm, 30 October, 6,13, 20 & 27 November

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

    Cost: £15 for the course

    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

    October 23rd - Tuesday - "Food and Jews" (13:00)


    October 29th - Monday - Ivrit Poetry Evening (19:30)


    November 14th - Wednesday - Russian Poetry Evening (19:30)


    November 18th - Sunday - Supper Quiz (19:30)


    November 25th - Sunday - Trip to British Museum (TBC)


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


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

  • Contact us

    Get in touch if you have any questions

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