The BCHC Guild and Catering

We have an experienced and dedicated Guild of ladies and gentlemen. Our team expertly prepares and hosts the weekly and festival kiddushim, crafts excellent meals for celebrations and commemorative events, and manages fundraising and other functions, for BCHC members, guests and visiting dignitaries. The Guild also has a strong and established tradition of chesed activities.

If you are available regularly, occasionally, or even rarely, we would love to welcome you to be a part of our team. Do get in touch if you are willing to offer your services, info@bhcshul.co.uk

All cooking carried out in the Shul Kitchens is fully under the supervision of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Jesner.

Please note that all milk used in the Shul and for all events will always be Chalav Yisrael.

History

The Bournemouth Hebrew Ladies Guild has been an integral part of the Congregation since it was founded in 1918, with its own constitution, finances and committee.

In 1918, weekly membership was sixpence and, with the express aims of visiting the sick and needy and raising funds for those in financial straits, the Guild has raised well over £100,000. Generous donations have been sent to, among others, Magen David Adom, Hadassah, Shaarei Tzedek, Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals.

Over the years the Guild entertained us with hat and fashion shows, educated us with talks by eminent lawyers, enlarged our waistlines with lunches and dinners and enlightened our minds with a variety of writers and politicians.

The Guild has provided welfare for those in need, visited the sick and lonely, supported the Synagogue with kiddushim and social functions and raised funds for both Jewish and non-Jewish local and national charities. We also used to prepare lunch once a month at the Social Centre, for some of the senior members of the Bournemouth Community.

We have always extended a warm welcome to new members of our Shul, and maintained a modest, annual membership fee.