Youth Group

From the Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade (JLGB) 

On behalf of our Director of Communications, please find attached and below an article that we would be delighted if you would include in your upcoming newsletter. JLGB has had a landmark start to February with young people coming from across the country, including Greater London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham and Manchester, to celebrate the work of the organisation at three royal events with HRH The Prince of Wales. I have also attached a photo from the week of our Juniors with HRH.

A trio of Royal events puts JLGB at the forefront of British society
It has been a remarkable time for JLGB, celebrating achievements of Jewish young people across the organisation at three different royal events in one week!

These auspicious events, all attended by HRH The Prince of Wales, recognise the tremendous work that everyone at JLGB does to create a positive future for Jewish Youth by delivering faith-sensitive, character building programmes and awards. Each of these opportunities give young people the best possible chance to succeed and become active citizens within our community and wider society.

The week began with a JLGB Band collecting a Youth United Social Action Award at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, where they were given the added honour of playing at the Award Ceremony in front of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The very next day, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited Yavneh College in Hertfordshire, where the social action undertaken by hundreds of pupils, both inside and outside the classroom was showcased. The Prince met young JLGB representatives from across the country including Greater London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham and Manchester.

As it does in all Jewish schools across the UK, the JLGB provides an age-progressive framework of national awards through JLGB’s evolve, young volunteering initiative, where over 6,000 young Jewish people have given back to society through the DofE, NCS, vInspired and Yoni Jesner Awards.

To complete the royal trio, JLGB CEO, Neil Martin, went to Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE for Services to Young People and Interfaith Relations, from HRH The Prince of Wales. During Neil’s 12 years at the helm, the JLGB has become an organisation that is truly ahead of the times, leading the way with youth social action and with strong Jewish and British values at the core.

JLGB President Lord Levy, said recently:
As President of the JLGB, I am extremely proud of everything JLGB does across all its local groups across and through the strong partnerships it has with all Jewish Schools across the country, to make social action accessible to young people of faith, especially at a time of so much uncertainty around the world. I simply cannot think of any better message and no better organisation than the JLGB that shows both our own community and wider society how you can be proud to be British and proud to be Jewish. JLGB gives young people the tools and skills they need to navigate a digital and global world, empowering them to become‎ the innovative leaders of tomorrow who in turn then give back to society with abundance."

At local JLGB groups up and down the UK, young people from as young as school year 3 all the way up to year 13 and beyond can take part in a huge range of exciting activities, events and community projects in a safe and friendly atmosphere. JLGB gives young people opportunities and skills in many areas including volunteering, teamwork, communication, creativity, organisation, confidence and leadership. In the last 2 years alone, 500 more Jewish young people have joined their local JLGB groups giving them opportunity to make friends that will last a lifetime, not just from the UK but from all around the world.

JLGB Young Leader, Lily Ross, 19:
“Reflecting on the opportunities, skills and values that JLGB has given me; quite frankly it has changed my life… it is only now that I have realised the true extent that JLGB has shaped my youth.”

There really has never been a better time to join JLGB, attending our local weekly groups is the best investment you can put into your children and grandchildren’s future. There are JLGB groups in 30 communities across the country in: Barnet, Birmingham, Borehamwood, Bushey, Cardiff, Edgware, Finchley, Glasgow, Hampstead, Hendon, Kingston, Leeds, Liverpool, Loughton, Manchester, Mill Hill, Newcastle, Nottingham, Redbridge, Shenley, Southend and Manchester.

Sign up today and get the first two weeks free at or call 0208 989 8990 or email for more information.

Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Warmest regards

Ellie Pendred
Director of Communications



Claudia Potter  was Bat Mitzvah in the synagogue on Saturday 9th June 2018.

She was supported by her mother Katia Di Dominica who is from Italy.

Claudia took much of the service and read from the Torah beautifully.

We were also treated to a translation of the Torah in Italian.


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