connect@southend

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!


We were heartbroken when we were forced to close the doors of our 12 community centres in March due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, but we are absolutely still open and providing a number of key services to meet the needs of our community. 

Jewish Care is providing Meals on Wheels to 3 times more people than before the Covid-19 pandemic. Our befriending volunteers are calling over 1000 people a week. Our lively virtual programme of talks, digital entertainment and online activities is growing every week. 

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 jewishcare.org/keepingactive 

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.

Befriending

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 helpline@jcare.org for more information.

Jewish Care Direct Helpline

Please contact our Jewish Care Direct Helpline on 0208 922 2222 or email helpline@jcare.org 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 

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.

Entry: Join us weekly for £3.25 (two sessions for the price of one)


Opening Hours

Mondays 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Thursdays 1.30pm - 4.00pm

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