Redbridge Jewish Community Centre
Based in Ilford, Redbridge JCC (Jewish Community Centre) is for any member of the Jewish community who wants to join.
The centre is the largest of its kind in western Europe, delivering social, welfare, education and community programmes to more than 2,000 people every week. It offers play sessions for children, youth clubs and a wide range of activities for adults. Participate in Table Tennis, Yoga, Pilates, Line Dancing, Ladies that lunch, Salt Beef Bar social Thursdays and discussion groups.
Activities on offer include daily discussions, cookery classes, Chicago bridge, day trips and daily entertainers. There is also a special leadership training programme for people who want to give something back to the community.
May Half Term
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MIKE is Redbridge JCC's youth leadership programme that teaches life long skills, such as communication and teamwork. The MIKE course offers many volunteering opportunities within the community and is accredited by Ofqual, providing modules for participants to complete that are appropriate to their ability.
The leadership course begins in Year 9, developing over 4 years into volunteering, Jewish heritage trips abroad and job opportunities.
All MIKE levels are encouraged to volunteer at Redbridge JCC, as well as at other Jewish Care resources and within the community. MIKE is a yearly programme which colminates in an annual graduation ceremony at the end of June and offers additional training weekends away in March and November.
Sign up to the MIKE Programme
Get involved with the MIKE leadership programme by clicking on the relevant age group below and completing the registration form!
MIKE Rishon - Year 9
This programme takes place weekly on Wednesdays at 7-9pm
£45 to register followed by two payments of £50 due in Janurary and March 2018
To register for MIKE Rishon please click here!
MIKE Sheni - Year 10
This programme takes place weekly on Wednesdays at 7-9pm
£45 to register followed by a payment of £50 due in Janurary 2018
To register for MIKE Sheni please click here!
MIKE Sheli - Year 11
This programme takes place every other week on Wednesdays at 7-9pm
£45 to register followed by a payment of £20 due in Janurary 2018
To register for MIKE Sheli please click here!
MIKE Va'ad - Year 12 & 13
This programme takes place every other week on Wednesday at 7 - 9pm
To register for MIKE Va'ad please click here!
Kids and Young People:
- Messy Mischief: Wednesday and Fridays, Fables and bagels – Jewish Family Education Programme, Afterschool club on Thursdays, football training
- Half-term scheme recognised by OFSTED and Summerworld programme
- MIKE is our flagship volunteer and leadership programme – accredited by the Youth Achievement Awards
RJCC is the local base for the Shlichut Programme in association with UJIA and the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Our Shelicha Nofar leads seminars, organises Ivrit sessions and helps in local schools.
- First Aid Courses
- Line Dancing
- Ladies that lunch
- Chaps that chat
- Salt beef bar Thursday socials
- The Cutting Edge – discussions and debates led by key national and local figures.
- Sunday Evening extravaganza events – email email@example.com for early information
Daily Club with a wide range of activities designed to encourage creativity and engagement (Transport can be arranged)
Celebrations and Commemorations:
RJCC provides the community with a centre for everyone to come together to celebrate and commemorate. Community wide events such as Yom Ha’atzmeut and Yom Ha’zikaron as well as Communal Sedarim and opportunites to hear major keynote speakers provide the entire community with an opportunity to gather together regardless of age, affiliation or locality.
The range of facilities on offer include: a hairdresser, manicurist and chiropodist service. Outdoor football courts, badminton courts, stage, well area and dining room.
There's a gift shop, kosher shop and members can dine in the lively café area, open all day offering a meat or vegetarian lunch. Birthday parties can also be held at the centre.
Meals on Wheels
We offer a Kosher meals at home service for housebound people in the Redbridge area. You don't have to be a member of our Community Centre to benefit from fresh, hot Kosher meals. We are also able to provide frozen meals too.
Meals are delivered four days a week, Monday to Thursday.
All food is certified Kosher and we offer a varied, seasonal menu.
Telephone 020 8551 0017 to enquire about the latest facilities on offer.
Half Term at Redbridge JCC
Get ready for a week of activities, fun and games at the Redbridge JCC. Designed to be suitable for all children including those with additional needs, the themed week promises to be engaging and fun for ages 4-11 across five days with five exciting themes. We provide nutritional kosher snacks and lunch.
This is a downloadable application word. Please complete the form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply!
Tuesday 29th May - Thursday 31st May
10am - 4:30pm
Friday 1st June
10am - 2pm
£20 per child per day (£15 on Friday)
£2.50 per child for Breakfast Club (8:30 - 10am)
£2.50 per child for Tea-time Club (4:30 - 6pm)
20% off when you book before 11th May
For more information on half term schemes at Redbridge JCC please see the FAQs below and download our Parent and Guardian Handbook.
What will my child be doing?
Each day the children get to do a mixture of creative, energetic and entertaining activities lead by our youth leaders. Each day is designed to be engaging and interactive so that attendees get to do a variety of different, fun things.
Does my child need to be Jewish to attend?
We operate an inclusive scheme and welcome non-Jewish children. The environment and programming feature aspects of Jewish culture and Way of Life but not to the exclusion of others.
What will my child be eating?
Our company’s catering service provide kosher catering for scheme. The children have a selection of fruit at morning break and a biscuit at afternoon break. Lunches always include a salad pot and a hot meal. This can vary from pizza and pasta with tomato sauce and cheese (on the side), fish and/or falafel and chips. We always provide a vegetarian option and can provide a gluten free option if requested beforehand.
My child is turning 4 years old this year, can they attend?
We cannot take any child under 4 years of age on our schemes for legal reasons.
Can my child change age groups to be with their siblings/friends?
If a child is over 6 ½ then, dependent on there being space in the desired age group, we may consider moving them to the 7-11 age group. Similarly, if the child is under 7 ½ then we may consider moving them to the 4-6 age group. However, we will need to speak to the parents about this first to approve any move as scheme activities are designed to suit the particular age group and if they move they may find the activities too easy or hard.
My child has additional needs, is scheme suitable for them?
We always try to cater to children with additional needs on scheme and have a network of one to one support workers for children with additional learning needs. Please feel free to get in touch so we can talk to you about ways we can support your child. We do ask that you get in touch AT LEAST 3 weeks in advance of the start of the scheme, to allow reasonable time to make any extra arrangements necessary.
I/my family are in receipt of statutory benefits, does this change the cost of Scheme?
Concessions are available for those families who are recipients of benefits. Please contact the Centre Manager to discuss individual circumstances. Proof of the benefit will need to be provided.
Can I bring medication for my child?
Prescribed medicines can be given to our lead first aider and Welfare Officer, but must be in the original container, labelled with the child’s name and dosage and accompanied by a ‘consent to administer medication’ form filled out by the parent/guardian. If necessary, a Care Protocol may have to be written up by the Welfare Office.
What time do I pick up my child?
You can pick up your child in the afternoon between 4.15-4.30pm. We give this window of time for flexibility as we know that some parents might need to pick up children from other places. Please make sure you are on time - if your child is with us after 4.30pm we will include them in our Tea-time club and there will be an additional charge of £2.50.
Do the leaders have specific training?
We provide training for our youth leaders and ensure they have plenty of experience working with children aged 4-11. They design and deliver their own creative activities under guidance of the senior staff.
How can I pay for the scheme?
We accept payments by cash, cheque (made out to Jewish Care), credit or debit card or online through the request of our payment link. We can also accept most Childcare Voucher payment schemes.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
We do not refund payments or carry forward credits for non-attendance other than in exceptional circumstances.
Jewish Care in Essex Magazine
Welcome to the second edition of Jewish Care in Essex. Jewish Care is proud to be able to highlight to the community the work we are doing across the whole of Essex, through our wide range of services reaching out to all generations.
Jewish Care is the heartbeat of the community. Regardless of level of observance, the connection to Jewish values still remains strong in this vibrant community.
Read the first addition of Jewish Care in Essex - Spring 2018