Forthcoming Events

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.


Adult Education at ELELS

Wednesday Evenings at 7:45 pm / 8:45 pm.

This term our Learn Together / Grow Together programme is led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi with two session each week:

  • 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm What Torah Are We Reading This Week?
  • 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm Antisemitism: A History in Six Hours

Refreshments will be available throughout the evening – all are welcome to take part.

Please Note: There are no classes on Wednesday 22nd January to avoid clashing with the Rosh Chodesh meeting.

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.


Jewish Historical Society of England (Essex Branch)

Next meeting is on Tuesday 11th February, is entitled – Historic Christian Antisemitism  with Methodist Minister Rev. Bruce Thompson.

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

Poster for the Hebrew Ulpan classes at ELELS

Hebrew Classes at ELELS in association with WZO

Nick Young, who now leads on ELELS Community Development, is working with the World Zionist Organisation (WZO) on hosting a Modern Hebrew Ulpan at ELELS. The course will involve 30 two-hour sessions (probably on either Monday or Wednesday evenings) over the course of a year.

WZO, who have run similar courses at Synagogues or Community Centres across the country, will co-sponsor the course and ensure the quality of the teacher/teaching. 

Details are still being finalised but we are hoping to offer a reduced rate to ELELS members of £150 per person (equates to £5 for every two-hour session).

Please contact Nick Young to find out more or to register your interest in attending.

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.

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