• 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

    World’s History & Jews. Presenter: Ronnie Halibard

    9th February, 7:30pm £5

    An overview of world history and development: showing the rise and fall of countless civilizations in contrast to Jewish survival, achievement & destiny.

     

    Memory cues, sound bites, interactive maps and video aides telling the story in a way you’ve never heard it before!

     

    Please, RSVP to events@rjch.org.uk

    Parenting Talks with The Shindlers. At Mosaic Jewish Primary School

    26th February 10 am &

    25th March 10am

    As parents of four young children of their own, Rabbi Meir and Rina Shindler know a lot about the challenges of raising healthy, resilient and independent children in today's modern world. Rina has a Masters in Family Counselling and is working towards additional qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She is also a Clinical Manager for adolescent girls working for the charity Noa Girls. As part of couple's parenting journey they became close to Rabbi Malcolm Herman, a known expert in parenting within the Orthodox Jewish world who has done much research and produced a clear methodology based on Jewish wisdom. Rabbi Meir was part of an initial select group that was trusted to teach his material to deliver to others.

     

    Now is your opportunity to discover this unique methodology! Join us for the series of talks and gain practical tools alongside age-old principles to guide you on the wonderful journey called parenthood.

     

    Free Admission, Main Hall of Mosaic Jewish Primary School. Please, RSVP to school@mjps.org.uk .

    Purim Party

    9th March 5:00pm

    Magnificent, Magical and Mysterious Purim this time!

     

    5:15pm - 6:15 pm - Incredible BUBBLE SHOW for children of all ages from 1 - 100! £5 per child. Please, book here: http://bit.ly/PURIM20RJCH

     

    Watch on as an amazing Bubbleologist creates rainbow bubbles of gigantic proportions. Let him captivate your senses as he magically fills bubbles with smoke, fire and even children!

     

    This is one not to be missed!

    While children will be super busy and engaged in Purim entertainment, women are welcome to join Rebbetzin Rina Shindler for Megillah Reading.

    6:15 pm - Sandwiches for kids

     

    6:30 pm - Communal Megillah reading (with visual accompaniment)

     

    Followed by Cocktails and Hamantaschen for adults.

     

    Don't forget to dress up!

    Yaniv Iczkovits “The Slaughterman’s Daughter”. Book presentation

    30th March 7:30pm

    Israeli philosopher and a winner of the 2015 Agnon Prize and the Ramat Gan Prize, Yaniv Iczkovits, will present his latest novel, which is set in the 1880s in the Russian Empire.

    It has been impressively reviewed in Israel, published in 12 different languages, and won several major Israeli book prizes.

    Prepare to meet Fanny Keismann, an extraordinary heroine leaving chaos in her wake…

    The author will be signing copies of his book after the event. Copies of the English translation will be available for purchase.

    Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration

    at Mosaic Jewish Primary School.

    29th April 3:30pm

    Annual BBQ

    17th May

  • 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

    Womans Yoga Class

    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 £32 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

    9th Feb - 9:45

     

    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: Fill the Void

     

    Sunday 9th 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

    On Thursdays

     

    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

    Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00

    Sivananda Yoga - an adapted style of traditional Hatha Yoga.

     

    No previous Yoga experience is necessary, and it is applicable and beneficial to all ages.

     

    Price is £10 per class or £32 for a block of 4 sessions

     

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

     

     

     

    Tribe Zone

    Monthly Sundays 12:40 - 2:45

    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

    Check out our latest updates!

  • 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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