Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation, The Talmud Torah Hall, Finchley Road, SS0 8AA Call 01702 334 655 Send an email

connect@southend is for more active, independent older Jewish people. Meet your friends, make new ones, have a chat!

Now Open!

Opening Times

Mondays 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Thursdays 1.30pm - 4.00pm


To find out more, please call 01702 334 655 or email Chris Sternshine.

Available Services

The centre will re-open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is to reflect the changes in attendance we had noticed before the pandemic with these days being the most attended and preferred by our members.  

We will continue to offer a hot meal on site. For those members who require transport, this will be co-ordinated by Jewish Care using community transport resources such as Dial-a-Ride, volunteer drivers and private hire.    

There will be no changes at all to our membership or attendance fees, and they will remain as they were before the pandemic. 

Activities include Active Life on Mondays - exercise sessions for improving physical fitness and maintating a healthy lifestyle - a range of classes to suit everyone - healthy snacks provided.

connect@cafe on Thursdays -  discussions, art, 1-2-1 computer sessions, monthly guest speakers, music appreciation, Spanish class, board games, borrow a book. Come alone or with a friend - you'll be very welcome.

Community Services available to members:

connect@southend’s online social groups and activities

This is the place to catch up with your friends  from connect@southend in our social events such as chatty cafe, tea parties, chaps that chat and more.

Online Events and Speakers

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

Meals on Wheels

Jewish Care is providing Meals on Wheels to 3 times more people than before the Covid-19 pandemic. To access Meals on Wheels for connect@southend please click here.

Linda who is a befriender now keeps in touch with older members of the community on the iPad and phone now.


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.

Support with Technology

Do you or someone you know need a helping hand when it comes to technology? Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email for more information.

Jewish Care Direct Helpline

Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email for more information with a member of our confidential Helpline.

Social Work and Community Support Service

Supports individuals, families, carers and communities by enabling people to make a meaningful difference to their lives, with dignity and choice. Find out more here