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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

As JLGB local groups return, more and more parents are making an important commitment to their children’s future by enhancing their potential through JLGB.

After a two-year delay in marking its 125th Anniversary JLGB is back; bigger, better and bolder than ever before! The upgraded JLGB is ready for the next 125 years, and local JLGB groups across the UK are ready to start back in September.

The future is looking bright for the next generation of JLGBers, as over 620 Jewish people from across England, Scotland, Wales, France, Malta, Germany and Israel have just returned from the biggest JLGB Summer Camp in over 40 years.

Sarah, parent of Jake from Leeds aged 13 said: “I have to be honest, my memories of JLGB were a little dated, and I possibly had preconceived ideas. Not anymore! My son who is never enthusiastic about anything, gave it a 10/10! He has loved every minute and has already told his brother that he will love it next year too!”

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.

Neil Martin OBE, JLGB’s Chief Executive said: “In preparation for our Anniversary, JLGB has been able to implement many changes that have been long in the pipeline and are now coming to fruition as our local groups prepare to return.  The pandemic has been tough in so many ways, but it’s also been a catalyst for upgrading and creating new digital systems that have streamlined the way JLGB activities run at local and national level.”

‘JLGB FUEL’ is the new centralised system that powers local groups, providing them with shared themes and resources and programmes, further enhancing JLGB’s impact across the UK. This means that JLGB can open up new groups in new areas with minimal effort and in greater partnership with local communities.

As local groups get ready to start back in September, JLGB has launched a new campaign called “COUNT ME IN!” as more adult and student volunteers are needed to support the increased number of young Jewish people and children who are taking part in JLGB activities post-pandemic. JLGB is counting on the heroic efforts of parents, grandparents, young adults and students in the community to allow the waiting lists of young people wanting to join existing groups to be opened, and to expand into new communities to meet demand from parents who want JLGB activities in their local area for their children.

On a national level, JLGB’s ‘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, Yoni Jesner Award and National Citizen Service (NCS), without compromising on religious practice.

Building young people’s assets and enhancing their skills starts from as young as 8 years old at your local JLGB group. Skills programmes, run by young leaders, are delivered at our 30 weekly groups all across the UK. Find a group reopening soon in your area, including:

Barnet, Birmingham, Borehamwood, Brighton, Bushey, Cardiff, Edgware, Finchley, Glasgow, Hampstead, Kingston, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Mill Hill, Muswell Hill, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Radlett, Shenley, Redbridge, Wimbledon, Woodford and more.

Places will be limited, so parents please make sure you register in advance online at: www.jlgb.org/local

To find out more about your local JLGB, call 020 8989 8990, email hello@jlgb.org or find @JLGBHQ on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


For over 125 years, young Jewish people have been discovering just how brilliant they can be and how they can make the world a better place through JLGB. Whether you're 8 or 18, whatever you want to be, join in and be your best self with us! 

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