Events Archive

MAY 14TH 2024

ISRAEL 76: OUR COMMUNITY ENJOYING THE CELEBRATIONS!

On the 14th May our community enjoyed a wonderful Israeli inspired meal together in the Thelma Cowan Hall. The Bournemouth Hebrew Guild provided an outstanding feast, and the hall and tables were decorated to reflect the joyous occasion.

25TH JANUARY 2024

TU B’SHEVAT – PLANTING TREES IN ALEXANDRA PARK

There was a good turnout at Alexandra Park for the planting of trees for Tu B’Shevat. Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld, our Chair Simon Lurie and his wife Barbara, and Co-Chair Simon Pinner got stuck in! Thanks to all who took part.

JANUARY 14TH 2024

“STAND WITH ISRAEL” RALLY IN LONDON

The “Stand With Israel” Rally took place on January 14th at Trafalgar Square in London. Speakers included Eylon Levy, Official Spokesperson for the Government of Israel, The Right Hon. Lord Pickles, UK Special Envoy For Post-Holocaust Issues, The Right Hon. Christian Wakeford, MP, Ayelet Svatitzky, a British-Israeli woman whose mother and brother were kidnapped by Hamas, Ben Freeman, author and educator, and others. Included in the crowd was Suella Braverman, who Stands with Israel.

JANUARY 7TH 2024

CRISIS IN ISRAEL BOURNEMOUTH GROUP CONCERT

On the 7th January BCHC hosted a concert to raise money for the crisis in Israel. An astounding 220 people came to hear the dulset tones of Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld and Jonny Turgel, accompanied by Stephen Levey. All who attended agreed that it was a “BRILLIANT, FANTASTIC AND AMAZING” concert! Here are a few photos!!

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NOVEMBER 26TH 2023

MARCH AGAINST ANTI SEMITISM

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OCTOBER 29TH 2023

RABBI ADRIAN AND REBBETZEN PAMELA’S FAREWELL TEA

In November we said goodbye to Rabbi Adrian and Rebbetzen Pamela Jesner. They had served the Bournemouth Community Hebrew Congregation since 2008, but decided it was time to retire. We wish them long life and happiness in this new phase of their lives. On October 29th we celebrated their time with us with food – of course!! A wonderful tea-party to say good-bye!

GOLDEN WEEK

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Feburary 2023
Tu bishvat tree planting and tea

On Feb 6th, BCHC celebrated the festival of Tu Bishvat by planting three new trees to mark the completion of the latest extension to our Cemetery at Throop.
Members gathered for the planting ceremony where the three trees were dedicated to both the Men’s and Ladies Chevra Kadisha and also to Ann & Mahir Ozdamar in recognition of the dedicated service to planning and managing the new area of our cemetery.
Mahir planted the first tree on behalf of the Men and Megan Kosky planted one on behalf of the Ladies. Anne Ozdamar planted the third tree.

The members headed back to the Menorah suite at the Shul to enjoy a beautifully prepared festive tea, organised by the Guild, led by Marion Reichwald.

July 2022

The BHC Whisky Group BBQ

A fun afternoon for all. 4 Whisky’s and 3 Gins were sampled alongside a sumptuous selection of meats, burgers, sausages, vegetarian options and other delights. The favoured whisky of choice was Glenkinchie 12 year matured. The event was kindly hosted by Marilyn and Stephen White.

The next meeting will be the first anniversary of this club during Succoth (October ‘22)

June 2022

Queens Jubilee Party Shabbat

On Shabbat 4th June 2022 we held a Fab Street Party to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

We were honoured by the presence of the newly installed Mayor of Bournemouth Bob Lawton who gave a speech during the service and also at the Kiddush street party afterwards.

May 2022

APRIL 2022

Pesach: Communal Seder

Friday April 15th 2022

A wonderful and well attended Communal Seder was held in the Menorah Suite.
Expertly organised by Jenny Lamski and a hard working team of helpers.
The Seder service was led by David Harris along with the participation of members of the community.
This Seder could not have been made possible without the generosity of Donors in the Community whose contributions subsidised the meal along with  the support of the Chief Rabbi’s office.

MARCH 2022

Purim: Megillah Reading and Party – Be Our Guest

Wednesday 16th March, 7.00pm

Purim: Megillah Reading for Ladies and Light Luncheon

Thursday 17th March, 12.00pm

FEBRUARY 2022

Bournemouth Jewish Community Whisky Group

Sunday 27th February – 7.30pm (£)

Table Tennis

weekly, Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Israeli Dancing

weekly, Tuesdays 8.00pm – 9.00pm

Art Group

weekly, Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

Mobility and Stretch

weekly, Wednesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm (£)

Meet ‘N’ Munch

fortnightly on Tuesdays, 2.00pm – 4.00pm (£)

Until the Menorah Suite renovations are completed Meet ‘N’ Munch is taking place in the Simcha Hall. For further details contact the Shul Office.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Sunday 27th February, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

BHC Annual General Meeting will take place in Shul and over Zoom. Please attend in person if you are able.

JANUARY 2022

Table Tennis

– weekly, Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Table Tennis

weekly, Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Israeli Dancing

weekly, Tuesdays 8.00pm – 9.00pm

Art Group

weekly, Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

Mobility and Stretch

weekly, Wednesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm (£)

Men’s Parsha Discussion Group

Sweekly, Thursdays 11.15am – 12.15pm

Special General Meeting (SGM)

9th January, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held Sunday on Zoom, convened to approve the proposed changes to the CIO Constitution.

DECEMBER 2021

Chanukah Dinner

Sunday 5th