Supporting your move to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Work-Life Balance

With relatively close proximity to London, commuting can be from around two hours, and property prices are considerably lower. Bournemouth and the surrounding areas offer ready opportunities for employment with thriving commercial, financial services and technology sectors. Bournemouth University is proving to be a leading educator in the disciplines of media, generating potential for growth in that sector too. Key employers such as LV, Siemens, Nationwide, JP Morgan, Merlin, Magellan Aerospace, Sunseeker Holdings and Vitality Health, to name but a few, offer job opportunities in the immediate area and, with Southampton and Portsmouth within an easy commute, the job market is broad for those seeking new work challenges.

There are also great opportunities for entrepreneurs, with backup via highly supportive business networks.

It is also a lovely place to work from home!

All of this is waiting for you, with an established Jewish Community on your doorstep.

Life after Work

For many, the idea of early retirement is an attractive proposition. Where better to come than somewhere where you can combine fresh air, sun, sea and beautiful countryside with a wide range of cultural, leisure and sporting activities all year round? With the added opportunity to downsize and release equity, it makes your move down to Bournemouth an ever more attractive proposition.

How will you fill your time productively? There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer within BCHC and across the Community, so everyone can feel they are able to contribute to the welfare and social enrichment of our kehillah. You can come forward and participate in just one, a couple, or even several voluntary and charitable activities locally. Volunteering is a great way for you to get involved, get to know people, support the community and gain personal fulfilment.


Apart from the obvious miles of sandy beaches being some of the best in the country, reminiscent of Netanya – with which Bournemouth is twinned – we have swimming, surfing, paddle-boarding and for the more adventurous, kite surfing and sailing. The extensive promenades, paths and green spaces are a haven for walkers, joggers and cyclists.

There are first class hospitals in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, along with excellent private health facilities. There is ready access to good quality primary and specialist care.

Bournemouth benefits from two first class entertainment venues, the BIC and the Pavilion, each attracting world-class concerts, performances and shows, as well as being frequent venues for commercial exhibitions and conferences.

The BH2 is a modern state-of-the-art multiscreen cinema complex including Odeon Isense, providing the IMAX experience. Bournemouth is, of course, the home of the outstanding Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, with frequent performances in the town and across Dorset.

With countless museums, historical properties, fabulous gardens and parks, and the New Forest just minutes away, life in the Bournemouth area is like being on a perpetual, tailor-made holiday.

Today, Bournemouth offers the ideal conditions for a long and healthy lifestyle.

Property, Solicitors, Accountants, Jobs & Schools

Making Bournemouth your home shouldn’t be a daunting exercise, so at BCHC we have links with local estate agents to help our prospective new members to find the perfect home to suit their needs. From luxury homes to retirement apartments, holiday flats or sea front villas, the choice is yours. Many of the most sought-after properties and developments are within easy walking distance of the Shul and all the facilities we offer.

We can even reach out to our community and members to discover what properties may be about to come to market before they are listed.

So don’t wait until after you move to get in touch. Make contact with us when you begin to plan and let us help you make Bournemouth your home.

Once you are ready to proceed, we can suggest options for introductions to all professional services needed.

We can also put you in touch with appropriate recruitment agencies, depending on your profession or speciality.

There are numerous, excellent State and Private schools in our area.