JLGB is so much more than a youth group:  
It’s a proven investment in your children’s future.

Thousands of young people benefit from JLGB’s character-building and life-enhancing skills programmes

Shana Tova from JLGB, we hope you’ve had a great 5777. As we enter 5778 and think about the year ahead, this year why not make an important commitment to your children’s future by enhancing their potential with JLGB.

At JLGB we focus on the individual and aim to recognise and enhance every young person’s potential, building their character to develop their leadership, communication, organisation, initiative, resilience, confidence and creativity.. Our local weekly groups have skilled up and empowered Jewish young people across the UK, giving them a wide range of new skills while honing their unique abilities to enable them to achieve in the future.

On a national level, our ‘evolve - youth volunteering & skills initiative’, continues to remove barriers so that all Jewish young people can participate in programmes and national volunteering awards recognised by universities and future employers, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and National Citizen Service, without compromising on religious practice.

JLGB have been part of several national studies which highlight some of the benefits from the programmes we offer:

  • 82-83% of young people who were part of structured youth organisations said their confidence and leadership skills had greatly increased
  • 68% of young volunteers in higher education felt greater motivation and self-discipline as a result of volunteering
  • 84% of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants said the Award increased resilience and responsibility

Building young people’s assets and enhancing their skills starts from as young as 8 years old at your local JLGB group. This year alone over 1,000 unique skills programmes, run by young leaders, were delivered at our 30 weekly groups across the UK, including, Jacob, aged just 11 who taught an entire coding course at JLGB’s Woodford Juniors.

With a proud history of over 122 years, JLGB’s values are deeply rooted in social action and service to the Jewish community and wider society. We were incredibly humbled and proud that JLGB weekly groups combined refugee project was awarded Mitzvah Day’s ‘Biggest Impact Award’ in November.

It has been another phenomenal year at JLGB and we were enormously honoured to showcase the whole range of JLGB’s provisions to HRH Prince Charles at Yavneh College in February. The display particularly focussed on British citizenship and Jewish identity and how these traditions and values intertwine seamlessly at JLGB to create proud British Jewish ambassadors and role models. In the same week HRH also heard JLGB Redbridge Band perform at Buckingham Palace while receiving an award for their social action in the local community.

Ask anyone and they will say JLGB is one giant family, bringing together young people in school years 3-13 from communities across the UK and wider world, creating networks and forging friendships that last a lifetime. In addition to weekly meetings, JLGB hosts a series of regional and national events, camps and competitions throughout the year. This year’s emoji themed Summer Camp united 560 people from England, Scotland, Wales, France, Russia, Israel and the Netherlands, making it the largest camp in over 20 years. Following on from this success, hundreds of people have already signed up for JLGB’s Maze-themed Winter Camp which will run in the last week of December, including a New Year’s extravaganza.

When making important choices for your children, we understand that there is a huge pressure on parents to enable their children to take part in every extra-curricular activity on offer and it can be difficult to decide what is best. JLGB is dedicated to ensuring a positive future for all Jewish young people and presents a unique opportunity for your children to gain transferrable skills and positive values, in a fun and engaging environment so that they can become the leaders of tomorrow.

Make a commitment you won’t regret this academic year. Register your children for two weeks free at your nearest local weekly group in September now at www.jlgb.org/september.

For more information email getinvolved@jlgb.org or call 020 8989 8990

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