The Friendship And Social Club
Every week the Friendship Club attracts between 40 and 50 members! They come to meet with friends both new and old and are greeted with tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. Some play cards, others enjoy a variety of games and even play conkers! For those who wish to attend, at 11am the Minister usually gives his weekly shiur on the sedrah of the week or on other topics of interest.
The highlight of the club day is undoubtedly the lunch. A three course meal of soup, main course and fruit is prepared and cooked by Rowena with her helpers. The main course may be roast chicken, fish, quiche or another delicacy.
Members start arriving at the synagogue hall on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 am onwards until 4pm.
All of this for just £5.
There has been a Maccabi youth presence at Catford for as long as there has been a synagogue here. Over the years, hundreds of children aged 5+ have come to our weekly sessions and the Summer Project. Many have graduated to become young leaders, and then taken part in the annual Israel tour for young adults aged 16+.
Our current attendees include those who are following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents.
We have a fabulous and well-equipped clubhouse. A lunch and all activites are included. Please get in touch to join our email list, and to find out more.
The Ladies Society
The Ladies' Society plays many roles in the day to day running of the Shul. However they are best known for preparing our Kiddushim.
The Society provides a small tea and cake kiddush at the end of every Shabbat morning service, as well as celebratory Kiddushim when required. The Ladies Society takes great delight in preparing these Kiddushim for members of the Synagogue and their families.
Additionally the society organises catering to complement the religious festivals celebrated during each year and at least one fundraising event. We are always looking for new members, so please come along and join us.
The Benevolent Fund helps those in our community who find themselves in less fortunate situations.
The confidentiality of any recipient remains sacrosanct.
The fund relies upon donations to support its assistance to those in the community needing help. If you are celebrating a simcha or would just like to make a contribution to the synagogue, please remember the Benevolent Fund.
The Chai Society
We are a social group which organises regular meetings to appeal to all ages. We are entertained by speakers from all walks of life who cover many diverse topics. We have music evenings with musicians of all genres including classical, jazz and music hall. Sometimes we even make out own entertainment!
Days out are arranged to various places of interest with the occasional trip to the seaside, and also short holidays. We enjoy the occasional coffee evening in a member's home as well. Come along to one or two of our meetings to see if you like us. You will be welcome.
Bromley WIZO Eretz
Bromley WIZO Eretz is the last remaining WIZO group in South East London, and has been in existence for nearly 50 years. We are a group of enthusiastic women raising funds for severely disadvantaged families in Israel. We hold coffee mornings, arrange outings, lunches with speakers, bridge and quiz events.
WIZO would welcome your involvement and hope that you will join them. By supporting their events you will be helping the women and children in Israel whilst enjoying good company.
Chairman: Marilyn Burchell
Treasurer: Jean Garelick
Secretary: Barbara Fiszzon