Education and Young People


The Essex and North-East London Jewish community has a long and enviable youth work heritage and currently still maintains youth clubs, as well as one of the country’s leading leadership and development organisations for Jewish youth.

Chigs is one of the few remaining independent real “youth clubs” 4-16 and is a popular place for kids as well as older children, and is renowned for its work in training future youth leaders (madrachim). Chigs also has a summer scheme, and can be accessed from their website.

JLGB is a national organisation based in South Woodford, and is a leading organisation providing active citizenship training courses, clubs, bands and also DofE courses and expeditions and  summer camps.

Redbridge Jewish Community Centre  originally based at Sinclair House, was one of Europe’s largest JCCs and had facilities for all ages, from babies and toddlers through the our eldest citizens.

Currently Sinclair House is closed, whilst plans are being made to create a new community centre. Many activities, once based at Sinclair House are now based at Woodford Forest Synagogue in Churchfields, South Woodford.

Chabad in Buckhurst Hill is busy all year round with programmes and actvities, including their summer scheme, Camp Gan Izzy, Weekly Babycinno, and Cheder as well as C-Teen ensure that no young person is left bored!

Cub scouts are also in the area, please contact Joy Mallach: more information:.


Getting your child a great education is always a high priority and there are three excellent Jewish schools in Essex, all of which are close to one another in Barkingside, London Borough of  Redbridge.

Redbridge is one of the highest performing Local Authorities in England.

More information on Jewish Education can be found on the PAJES website. PAJES is under the auspices of the Jewish Leadership Council and provides a single point of contact for information and advice for parents and educators on Jewish schools and education in the UK. Additional information can be accessed through OFSTED, the Government’s inspection and evaluation service that reports on all schools.

Every Jewish school is also inspected by Pikuach, that reports on the impact and quality of Jewish education; Pikuach is under the auspices of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the overarching voice of the Jewish community in the UK.

Please click on each school to link to their websites:

Clore Tikva Primary School
Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School
King Solomon High School