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OCTOBER continued...

Thursday 20th – Postnatal Class

Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st Half Term Music Club

Sunday 23rd – Soups, Shuls and Schools Thursday 27th – Postnatal Class


Sunday 30th – Tiny Tales: Sukkot Special

Tuesday 13th – Dads’ Night

Sunday 30th – Creative Cooking

Sunday 18th – Mitzvah Day


November/December – Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming

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Thursday 4th – Postnatal Class Thursday 11th – Postnatal Class


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Thursday 18th – Postnatal Class

November/December – Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming

Sunday 21st – Family Disco Monday 22nd – Antenatal Classes Monday 22nd – Starting School Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st Half Term Activities Club

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Thursday 6th – Plato and Play-Doh Sunday 9th – Tiny Tales: Hannukah Special Sunday 23rd – Thursday 27th December JCC at Limmud

introduction Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Booking, Prices and JCC Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


The programme UNMISSABLE EVENTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Family Disco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 – 11 Mitzvah Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 – 13 Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming . . . . . . . 14 – 15 JCC at Limmud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 – 17 BUMPS (Expecting) Antenatal Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


BUBBULAS (0-5) Postnatal Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Tiny Tales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Plato and Play-Doh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 MINI MAVENS (5-10) Soup, Shuls and Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Creative Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Half Term Activities Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 – 29 Half Term Music Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 – 31 JCC Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 – 33 BETTER PARENTING Starting School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Dads’ Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 TEEN SPIRIT Coming up at the JCC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

JCC Families an action-p kicks off this season acked offer w ing of event ith s! Welcome to JCC Families this autumn! Celebrate the holidays JCC style: Rosh Hashanah boasts our ‘Little Bees’ schools’ project, Sukkot offers creative cooking and crafts, and Hannukah has the sensational production of Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming at the Roundhouse.

We’ll be continuing the adventurous Half Term Club, exploring East London and making a splash at Limmud! There’s something for you and all of the family: parenting events, courses, classes and much, much more… With all this excitement, we think we’ll need a cup of tea to calm ourselves down. Hope to see you at an event soon!

Families team at the JCC



Doors opening: Finchley Road, September 2013 Building Facilities include: + Multi-purpose hall and performance space + Kosher cafĂŠ/bar/restaurant + Screening room + Demonstration kitchen + Studios for dance, rehearsal, arts and crafts + Resource centre + Learning spaces For more information, visit

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A Note About Bookings decide to come to an event. We are always delighted when you it really helps us make sure If you can book online in advance to go around. les there are enough chairs and nibb Thank you!

PRICES & CONCESSIONS We know that times are tough. At the JCC, we try to price our events to make them accessible to all. We produce events for everyone, and want to make sure as many people as possible can afford to come along.

This season, we’ve made an effort to keep our prices at the same level as they’ve been for several years. We offer concessions and opportunities to attend our events as a volunteer – just phone and ask.

JCC Online Do you follow us on Facebook and Twitter? FACEBOOK Get involved with the JCC and our community on Facebook. ‘Like’ our Families fan pages, JCC Family Fun and JCC Bubbulas as well as our general page JCC for London, to stay up to date with our events, exclusive competitions and special offers.


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Join 2,500 people from all backgrounds and perspectives for the hottest event in the coolest month of the Jewish calendar – with specially tailored programming and facilities for families with babies, children and teenagers.

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Sunday 21st October Get your groove on at the JCC family disco! Dance under the disco ball, move to the retro tunes and enjoy a fun afternoon with your family. • ·Come dressed to party or help yourself to the fancy dress selection • ·Take on Dad at the Limbo rock • ·Dress up as a super hero • ·Get the whole family face painted • ·Relax and unwind with one of our fabulous mocktails Suitable for children aged 0-6 with their families

Time 2.30pm – 5pm Venue  artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA Price £5 To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866


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Sunday 18th November Looking for family-friendly Mitzvah Day activities? Look no further – join the JCC with its flagship Mitzvah Day programming. Food Collection 11AM – 4pm Can you help us on Mitzvah Day outside Tesco Express, Heath St, Hampstead, for a couple of hours or more? We’ll be collecting individual donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries from customers in aid of the New North London Synagogue Drop-In Centre for destitute asylum seekers. The centre provides this vulnerable group with a much needed lifeline. Come with a big smile and friendly conversation!

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The idea is simple: fill a shoe box with gifts and it will be given to someone in need. Items like a new hat or scarf, or perhaps a small toy for a child will be much appreciated by those living in poverty in the UK. If you would like to fill a box or to help us distribute them, please get in touch! To get your school involved e-mail

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Schools Project: Shoe Box Appeal

Sunshine for Seniors 2.30pm – 4pm Warm up your vocal chords and join us – and musician Emily Rose Simons – as we sing to the residents of Spring Grove Care Home. Bring family and friends and a lot of spirit and soul! World Peace Garden 11am – 4pm Continue to support the regeneration of this formerly disused piece of land and help us as we continue to transform it into a World Peace Garden! Last year we did a phenomenal job clearing, digging and planting. This year we’re getting our hands back into the soil. We’ll provide everything you need, but if there are any tools or gloves you can bring with you please do let us know. You can sign up to our Mitzvah Day activities on and get your friends and family involved too! For more information please contact: David Yehuda Stern on 020 7317 8817 or


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Wednesday 28th November – Sunday 30th December YaD Arts in association with Tall Stories (the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom) return to the Roundhouse this December after Tall Stories’ sell out run of Twinkle Twonkle last year. Our Hannukah Latke jumps from the boiling pan and races through the wintery village which is deep in the throes of festive preparations. Lost amongst the snowy landscape, the Christmas lights and pine trees, will our Latke ever find where it belongs? Co-commissioned by the Roundhouse and the Jewish Community Centre for London, this new adaptation of the absurdly funny Lemony Snicket story is vividly brought to life by Tall Stories. A show about being yourself and appreciating others, Latke is the perfect family show to see this winter. Supported by Arts Council England and the Family Circle. Age range: 5+

Time  11am & 2.30pm Venue  Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH Price  £10, £8 Concessions, £32 Family Ticket To book 15

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whole family fun

Sunday 23rd – Thursday 27th December Puppetry, carnival and circus skills fuse to create a unique family offer at Limmud! Make and operate larger-than-life animal puppets, sharpen your circus skills from juggling to tight-rope walking, and get ready to show off your creations to all at the showstopping Limmud Gala. Age Range: 3+ This is a closed event for Limmud participants only. Come and join the fun by booking for conference at



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Starting Monday 22nd October*

ANTENATAL CLASSES Why book an antenatal course with the JCC? The JCC presents a comprehensive antenatal course, with a uniquely Jewish perspective. Some of the topics we cover include: • Realistic information on what happens during birth • Your pain management choices • Practical skills for labour including breathing, massage and birth positions • Early days with your baby • Jewish rituals surrounding birth and what it means to be a Jewish parent

Our tailored classes guide parents to be through the maze of birth and parenthood, helping you learn everything you need to know to prepare for childbirth. Our teachers are Emma Bloom, an NCT trained antenatal teacher, and Jessica Overlander-Kaye, an experienced Jewish educator and NCT trained antenatal teacher. You will come to our classes as individuals, and leave as a community. The course will be held in Muswell Hill. If you’d like more information, please call 020 7431 9866 or email *Times/dates flexible depending on due date

Time 8pm Venue  Muswell Hill. Address will be advised on booking. Price £200 per couple To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866




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Postnatal course

September 20th and 27th and October 4th, 11th and 18th

The JCC, in partnership with The Babyworks, is proud to offer our very popular programme for brand new parents. This course will answer all the burning questions you didn’t even know you needed to ask until your baby arrived.

Session 1

Our expert teachers will look at sleep, feeding, development, health and illness, bonding, travelling and becoming a family. We’ll also take some time to see how you are doing with the transition into parenthood and all the ups and downs it entails.

Session 3

Plenty of free parking, space for your buggy, changing facilities and café on site!

Becoming a parent – a psychological understanding of the changes you are undergoing.

Sleep and routine workshop. Session 2 0-3 months – your baby’s development and your experience. Feeding, routines and play. Teething. Travelling. Health, illness, basic first aid and vaccinations. Session 4 Weaning for baby and health and fitness for parents. Session 5

Please e-mail for information about our November/ December sessions. Time 12pm – 1.30pm Venue Topsy Turvy World, Brent Cross, Unit L1, Prince Charles Drive, London NW4 3RW Price  £10 per session. £40 in advance for all 5 sessions To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866



Sunday 30th September and Sunday 9th December

Tiny Tales

presented by ‘Stories Come to Life’ Celebrate the holidays with this fun-filled workshop, brimming with creative ideas and exploration! Take part in storytelling, crafts, puppets and music with Elinor Honigstein. Sukkot Sunday 30th September • Storytelling performance • Crafts • Build a take-away mini sukkah • Create puppets to hang in the sukkah Time 4pm – 5pm Venue  LRRA Hall, 1 Dresden Close, London NW6 1XP Price £8.50 per child To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866


Hannukah Sunday 9th December • Create a clay hannukiah • Decorate doughnuts • Paint cast menorahs/dreidels • Create a Hannukah crown • Puppet performance Plus games, dancing, stories and more! Age range: Children aged 3-6 and their families In partnership with Stories Come to Life


Thursday 6th December

Plato and Play-Doh

a coffee morning with a difference! Remember the days before nappies and severe sleep deprivation? Remember books, arts and culture, current affairs, clothes without weird little stains on? Well we’re not going to promise to bring all that back but perhaps we can give you a small reminder of it! We will send you a SHORT article to read in advance of the event – then we will meet and discuss it. Like grown-ups. With coffee, some good munch, and toys and games for the little ones. And if you like it then you can suggest the next article… Time 11am – 12pm Venue  Love Food Café, 202 West End Lane, London NW6 1SG Price FREE To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866



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Sunday 23rd September

Soup, Shuls and Schools Explore the Jewish East End with your Family Join JCC favourite Rachel Kolsky for a family-oriented tour of Brick Lane. Discover all the hidden secrets of the Jewish East End! The tour is specially designed for children of primary school age and their families. Bring sharp eyes, a little imagination and a lot of energy! These tours are very popular so advance booking is essential.

Time 11am – 1pm Venue  Meeting point will be advised on booking Price  Adults £10, Children £5, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 or 3 children) £25 To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866

Age range: Children aged 5+ and their families. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.



Sunday 30th September

Creative Cooking Scrummy Sukkot and Super Sweet SimchaT Torah Build an edible sukkah and a tasty Torah in Fabienne VinerLuzzatto’s kitchen! Create delicious dishes to share and celebrate, in this hands-on holiday workshop. From savoury to sweet, there’ll be something for all tastes! Age range: 6 – 10. This is a drop off event. The event is Kosher but unsupervised.


Time 2.30pm – 4.30pm Venue  Hampstead Garden Suburb, N2 Address will be advised on booking. Price £20 To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866

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AD We hope you’ve enjoyed the design of this brochure, because we did it. In fact, we’ve been the creative agency for the JCC for all its branding, design, marketing and advertising, in print and on the web, since its inception. To see how we provide creative, integrated marketing for clients in many business sectors, visit And if you’d like to find out more about how we might help your business or organisation, call Lionel Salama on 020 7400 1331 or email


Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st October

Half Term

Activities CLUB Stretch your mind, body and creativity with our famous JCC half term workshops. They are designed to create physical and mental challenges in a stimulating and fun environment, with plenty of activity options. Come along to learn something new and make a whole bunch of great friends in the process.

Choose from our array of activities and spend each day learning new skills and creating something amazing!

Day 1 Art/Circus Skills/ Photography Workshops

Day 2 Football/Cooking/Art/ Puppetry Workshops

Day 3 Outdoor Activities – Climbing, Abseiling, High Ropes, Pedal Karts, Aeroball, Orienteering Join us on a trip to Tolmers Scout Centre and test your physical abilities to the limit!



Join the whole 3-day package for a reduced price, or sign up for the individual days that appeal to you most! Contact for a booking form. Age range: Year 1 to Year 6

Time Venue

10am – 4pm Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road, London NW5 1RL Price  £40/day or £100 for the 3-day package To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866

NEW! Kiss and Fly: our supervised drop off will be in operation, no need to park!




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Half Term

Music CLUB Calling all young musicians! Come and take part in an exciting new course, involving chamber music, orchestral playing, singing, improvisation and more. Working with players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment this course encompasses the creative aspects of making music. The music sessions will culminate in a performance for all the family which will include Biber’s Battalia, as well as other pieces and songs. The course will include: Innovative Musicianship Explore and develop your composition skills.



Chamber Music Develop your creativity through ensemble playing. Orchestra Play together with children of all ages and stages. Dalcroze Eurhythmics Learn all about musical structure through movement. Director: Debbie Diamond Music Club is open to all with an interest in music. Please let us know if you play an instrument and to what level. Please email for more information and to book your place. Age range: Year 1 and upwards

Time 10am – 4pm* Venue  Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road, London NW5 1RL Price £150 To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866

NEW! Kiss and Fly: our supervised drop off will be in operation, no need to park! *Number of hours dedicated to music varies each day


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In 1926, Ab Solomons brought his wage packet home for his wife Celie. As a token of his love, he doodled on the packet. From then on, Ab drew Celie a cartoon every week, recording the ups and downs of their family’s life in the East End. In 2009, writer and director Danny Braverman discovered a crate containing over 3,000 of Ab Solomons’ cartoons. In these special performances, he tells the story of Ab and his family. It’s a chronicle full of humour and sadness, giving a glimpse into the Jewish East End and allowing the public to see Ab’s cartoons for the very first time.


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Little Bees

Participating schools will learn about a day in the life of a worker and queen bee, the structure of the hive, the production of honey, and how we can collectively encourage honey bees to visit green spaces.

Join the growing JCC schools’ community! This term we will be increasing young people’s awareness of ecological issues and teaching about the critical role of the honey bee in our delicate ecosystem.

The JCC is committed to developing a passion for pollination in young people. We also hope to encourage school communities to one day host their own hives.

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Better Parenting

Monday 22nd October

Starting School Meet Sarah Ebner, writer of The Times education blog School Gate, and author of The Starting School Survival Guide: Everything you need to know about starting school (White Ladder Press). If you have pre-schoolers or children who have already started school, and have more questions than answers or just need a bit of support, then this session is for you!

Time 8pm Venue  The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, London NW3 7JJ Price £5 To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866 Please note that the venue is in an upstairs room. Please let us know if accessibility is an issue.

Advance booking advised.

Tuesday 13th November

Dads’ Night First time dad? Old hand? Stepdad? Adopted dad? Gay dad? Wannabe dad? JCC Parenting invites you to join our inaugural Dads’ Night. We’ll be screening A Dad is Born (Love Productions) – a documentary about the journey into fatherhood for three very different men. The screening will be followed by a full and frank discussion about what it means to be a dad. Men only.

Time 8pm Venue  The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, London NW3 7JJ Price £5 To book Online at or call the JCC office on 020 7431 9866 Please note that the venue is in an upstairs room. Please let us know if accessibility is an issue.

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Teen Spirit

Things are about to change…forever!

Summer 2013 at the Jewish Community Centre for London It probably seems like a long way off, but Summer 2013 is going to be a big summer at the Jewish Community Centre for London on the Finchley Road. If you are aged 15 or above, now is the time to register your interest in one or more of our upcoming projects – and to let us know what you think.

Travel the World We’re not the only Jewish Community Centre in the world you know! We’re currently putting together programmes in association with JCCs in Europe and the US. Want to know more? E-mail us on to register your interest. Be an intern

Join the Team Are you a leader? Do you want to be? We need staff for our Summer Scheme. Whether you have loads of experience working with kids, or none at all, our comprehensive training and planning programme will mean you have everything you need to be the best you can be! You will develop great professional skills, have a unique work experience for your CV, make loads of friends and have great fun. What more could you ask for? Oh yes, we’ll pay you as well.

We have many opportunities for internships next summer. If you want to find out more about life in admin, finance, event management, fundraising, building management, marketing or more, then let us know and we’ll set up an interview. If you’re selected, you’ll have the opportunity to have some amazing work experience and to shadow senior managers. E-mail us on to register your interest.

E-mail us on to register your interest.




Stories Come to Life

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