• 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

    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".

     

    The play is for kids aged 4-7 and their families. Performance is in Hebrew.

     

    Costs £5 per person

    “The Jews Who Helped Cure Nazis”

    A talk by Robert Bieber, MBE - Visiting research fellow in War Studies at King’s College, London.

    Sunday 17th February 2019 7:30pm

     

     

     

    The remarkable tale of Jewish army officers who used kindness to rehabilitate their SS enemies at a prisoner of war camp in Northumberland.

     

    Voluntary donation £5.

    Great Richmond Challah Make

    Thursday 28th February, 7:30pm

    Bring friends and family and make traditional delicious Challah with Rina Shindler in celebration of Shabbat UK 2019

     

    Cost

     

    Adults £7.50

    Children/Students £5

     

    Booking is essential

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    Talk by Dov Alfon

    Monday 4th March 2019

    Dov Alfon is a former Editor in Chief of Haaretz, intelligence officer in Unit 8200 and recently, a best selling author of a spy thriller, which has been 22 weeks at the top of the Israeli best sellers. As part of a Jewish Book Week, Dov Alfon is coming to RJCH, to talk about his book "A Long Night In Paris", which was just published in English, and to discuss the current issues in Israeli politics.

     

    He will be signing copies of his book after the event.

     

    Cost £5 per person

     

    tickets here http://bit.ly/DOVALFON

    Pre Pesach British Museum Tour

    with a guide from the London School of Jewish Studies

    Sunday 24thMarch , 10am-12:45pm

    Founded in 1753, the British Museum is probably the greatest museum in the world. It houses countless treasures from the biblical era. Join our tour for a truly memorable experience.

     

    Discover how the museum’s Egyptian artifacts can invigorate your seder in unforgettable ways. This tour shows you how to introduce Egyptology into the Haggadah and give a surprising historic angle to your seder.

    The handout is packed with pictures and info that can be used at the Seder table.

     

    New audio equipment for each participant will ensure that you will not miss a word from the guide.

     

    Cost

     

    Members £18

    Non-Members £23

     

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  • 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.

     

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    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

    events@rjch.org.uk.

     

    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

     

     

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    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

     

     

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    Yoga for Men

    Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30

    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

     

     

     

  • 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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