Redbridge Jewish Community Centre
Based in Ilford, Redbridge JCC (Jewish Community Centre) is for any member of the Jewish community who wants to join.
We will be looking to resume activity for the members of RJCC during the week commencing 4th October 2021 with the following service changes and updates:
We are now edging closer to the new campus that we have planned. We are currently awaiting the outcome of a pre-planning application to re-develop the site at RJCC which will house a new residential care home (to replace Vi & John Rubens House in Gants Hill) and to build a new community centre. We hope to have the approval for this from Redbridge council in the coming weeks and will update you with the next stage of our plans as soon as possible.
The rumours that a new campus is no longer happening are simply not true. We remain as committed as ever to delivering this much needed, state-of-the-art campus to the community on the current Sinclair House site.
Our arrangements for the East London and Essex area are therefore interim and are as follows:
Redbridge Jewish Day Centre will now operate 4 days a week from Monday-Thursday to reflect attendance being primarily on those days. It will not be reopening on the current RJCC site until we are able to open the new campus. It will run from within local synagogue halls or communal buildings, subject to risk assessment and suitable access.
We plan to begin in-person activity here on the week beginning 1st October, after the High Holy Days when the synagogue buildings will be available.
We will continue to offer a hot, kosher meal on site, and a Jewish Care minibus will operate for those members who need additional help with transportation. If the minibus runs at full capacity, we will assist people with other options, such as booking Dial-a-Ride.
There will be no changes at all to our membership or attendance fees, and they will remain as they were before the pandemic.
Redbridge Adult Programming will be run from local synagogue halls and communal buildings as and when needed. This includes monthly restaurant nights, Entertainment/Quiz evenings, Chaps that chat, Ladies that Lunch and Weekly Well Being activity such as Pilates, Yoga, Line Dancing and more.
The MIKE Youth Leadership Programme will continue to meet online weekly until we are able to meet in person at a local communal location on a Wednesday evening. We are also looking to resume in-person activity for this group during the week beginning 1st October, after the High Holy Days.
Over the last few years, the local community has seen an increase in activities for Jewish youth provided by the local Jewish schools and other communal groups. We have therefore taken the difficult decision not to resume our in-person youth activities when social distancing restrictions are further lifted.
We are confident that those who attended youth activity at the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre will have ample options and provision from communal partners in the area. Clore Tikva Primary School is planning to run their own holiday schemes and we are exploring partnership opportunities here and with others.
Community Services available to members:
This is the place to catch up with your friends from Redbridge Jewish Community Centre in our social events such as chatty cafe, tea parties, chaps that chat and more.
From online speaker events to quizzes and cooking, we've got a variety of online events. You can see the full programme of activities at jewishcare.org/keepingactive
Jewish Care is providing Meals on Wheels to 3 times more people than before the Covid-19 pandemic. To access Meals on Wheels for Redbridge Jewish Community Centre please click here.
If you or someone you know is feeling lonely or isolated and needs our services, we are still open and here for you and them. Find out more information about requesting a Befriender here.
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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.