• 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

    Chanukkah Science Lab for Kids 4+ and Their Families

    Sunday, 13th December, 3:15 pm

    Magical Chanukah with a splash of science this time! Children will become little scientists and experimenters. They will learn that science can be fun by doing lots of hands-on activities and using engaging equipment that will spark their imaginations.

    During our Chanukah Science Lab we will do some exciting experiments and investigations in a very interactive way, using OIL and CANDLES of course!

    Communal Candlelighting 

    Sunday, 13th December, 4:15 pm

    After our Kids Programme, we are inviting everyone to join us and light the Candles together!

    Please, join here or type in the following zoom details:

    Meeting ID: 845 7354 4674

    Passcode: 408954

    Looking forward to seeing you soon!

    Women's Yoga

    Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30

    Women's Yoga from the comfort of your home!
    Please, join Junko Maria Furugori, a holistic therapist and experienced Okido Yoga trainer online and start the day connecting to your body and breath, release stress and tension, improve body alignment and gain strength and flexibility.

     

    Thursdays, 10:30 -11:30 am. £8 per class.

     

    To book or ask questions, please email Junko at junko@eighthelementhealing.com

  • Catch up on our recorded events

    Question and Answers with

    Ambassador Mark Regev

    Israeli Ambassador to the UK

    Question and Answers with 

    Alex Brummer

    English Economics commentator, Financial Editor of the Daily Mail and The Guardian.

    COVID-19. Could the UK Have Handled it Better? An Interview with

    Dr Peter Feldschreiber

    President of the Board of Deputies

    An Interview with

    Marie Van Der Zyl

    President of the Board of Deputies

    Anti-semitism in a new political world.

    An Interview with

     

    Lord Mann

    The Governments independent Advisor on Anti-semitism

  • Updates

    Check out our latest updates!

  • Clubs and Courses

    "Still Singing!"

    Postponed due to Covid

    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 10:30 am

    Online

    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 £8 per class.

     

    More Info

    Luncheon Club

    Postponed due to Covid

    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

    Postponed due to Covid

    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

     

    Postponed due to Covid

    Next Film: Ida

     

    Sunday 5th April

     

    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

    On demand, please get in touch if you need an 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

    Postponed due to Covid

    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

    Postponed due to Covid

    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

    Postponed due to Covid

    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

    Lunch n Learns 1 pm with Rabbi Shindler

    Mon 23rd November: Crossing the Ashkenazi/ Sephardi Divide: A Historical Milestone

    Mon 28th Dec: Quantum Theology: Matching Modern Physics with the Divine

    Learning Luzatto

    with Rabbi Shindler

    Every Thursday, 8.00pm

    with Rabbi Meir Shindler 

     

    Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto (RamChal) was an 18th century Jewish philosopher, Kabbalist and Ethicist who wrote many great works. We will be focusing on Daat Tevunot - "Knowing the Reasons" which covers topics of good & evil, reward & punishment, death, afterlife and much more.

  • Richmond Cheder

    About Us

    Richmond Cheder is a warm and friendly Sunday morning Cheder that provides a fun and engaging way for our children to learn about their Judaism.

     

    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. Our staff bring high quality, hands-on learning that caters for children of all ages.

     

    We pride ourselves on our high staff-to-student ratio, including one-to-one Hebrew Reading teachers. We run special events around the Jewish festivals and periodic outings to bring Jewish education to life.

     

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

     

    Please contact our Head Teacher to find out more information about the Cheder.

     

    Chaim Golker

    richmondcheder@gmail.com 

     

     

    When

    Sunday morning at 9:30am- 12:30pm

     

    Timetable

    9:30 - 10:00 - Assembly & Parsha

    10:00 - 11:00 - Lesson 1 & Hebrew Reading

    11:00 - 11:30 - Break & Snack

    11:30 - 12:30 - Lesson 2

    Ages

    Ages: Classes range from nursery (ages 4+) until our Bar & Bat Mitzvah class and Religious Studies GCSE class (ages 14-16).

    Calendar

    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 2020-2021, we will be operating on 32 Sundays.

    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

    Bar & Bat Mitzva Class

    Advanced Hebrew Reading

    Hebrew Textual Skills

    Jewish Philosophy

    Advanced General Knowledge

    Year 3-5 Class

    Hebrew Vocabulary

    Jewish General Knowledge

    Jewish Prayers

    Religious Studies GCSE Class

    Follows AQA GCSE Curriculum

    Religious Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

    Exam Technique Preparation

  • 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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