Forthcoming Events

Adult Education at ELELS

On Wednesday Evenings we have Introductory Hebrew at 7:30 pm and Access to Judaism from 8:30 pm.

Dror Israel Image

Dror Israel – The Educators’ Kibbutz

On Wednesday 4th December, ELELS will host Mirit Sulema the coordinator of Dror Israel who will speak about the work, experiences, goals and hopes for the future.

Further information about the event can be found on this poster and about Dror Israel on their website.

Refreshments will be available and all are welcome to attend.

Logo of the Rene Cassin human rights charity

Human Rights Shabbat

ELELS will be hosting ECAMPS events for Human Rights Shabbat on 6th & 7th December

  • On Erev Shabbat we have a Chavurah Shabbat supper followed by Oneg talk from a Rene Cassin speaker
  • On Shabbat afternoon two speakers from Rabbis for Human Rights will be speaking about the work of that organisation

Jewish Historical Society of England (Essex Branch)

Following its successful relaunch, the Essex Branch of the JHSE has announced its programme of events to June 2020. Next meeting on Tuesday 10th December, is entitled – Meschuggenahs with Guns: Politics, Revolution and Violent Death in the Old Jewish East End Professor Clive Bloom will present a fascinating and macabre journey into the heart of the old Jewish East End.

Full details of JHSE events can be found in this flyer.

Poster with date and times for Chanukah party

Chanukah Party

The annual ELELS Chanukah party will be held on Sunday 22nd December – between 16:00 & 18:00. There will be Donuts and Games for all the family.

It’s the first night of Chanukah, so don’t forget to bring your Chanukiah for the lighting of the first candle.

LJY-Netzer Israel Tour 2020

Registration for the 2020 LJY-Netzer Israel Tour is now open – aimed at those in School Year 11 and expected to take place from 12th July to 4th August 2020. There will be a Taster Day on Sunday 12th January, followed by a parents evening. Further details are available on the LJY-Netzer website.

Rosh Chodesh Group

We are delighted to welcome Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis who will lead the ELELS Rosh Chodesh group this year. The first meeting took place in November and discussed ideas for the future programme based on some suggestions from Eleanor in this blog post – the next meeting is on Wednesday 22nd January.

For more information please contact Mich Sampson via the office.


Poster for Yom Ha'Atzmaut Quiz in February 2020

Calling all quiz fans – we have advance notice about the annual RJCC Yom Ha’Atzmaut Quiz will take place on Sunday 2nd February 2020, full details in this flyer.

ELELS won the quiz last year and the year before – can we put together a team to win the hat trick? If you’re interested in taking part please contact Bob Kamall via the office.


Biennial Conference 2020 – will be from Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May (prior to late May Bank Holiday Monday on 25th May)