The Jewish Life Centre
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Our Mission

What We Stand For

At Chabad, every person is welcomed with unconditional love and respect. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower every Jew in Elstree & Borehamwood to increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment.

Our Facilities

Warmth, Love & Jewish Education

The Jewish Life Centre will provide programmes, events, and educational classes together with social experiences for Jewish people of all ages and stages of life. The success of this will be powered by the well known attitude of Chabad to be warm, welcoming, and accepting of all Jews regardless of background, knowledge, or affiliation.


Our Vision

Empowering You

From a young age children soak and learn from example around them. When they are in a beautiful, Jewish, and warm atmosphere, it will sow the foundation of their Jewish roots.

Kids Clubs | Calendar

Teens are questioning, exploring and experimenting in the pursuit of understanding themselves and life in general. Having a safe and loving environment that they can call their “home” with role models they can ask questions without judgment, is one of the invaluable offerings of the Jewish Life Centre.

Teen Zone | Calendar

Learning, growing, and meeting new people enhances our life in a meaningful and real way. The Jewish Life Centre offers opportunities to educate and inspire one self as well as encouraging and empowering them to give and help others.

Adults Circle | Calendar

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Today, over 3,500 Chabad institutions are located in more than 85 countries, with a new couple moving on shlichus every ten days! In South Africa, South America, Russia, Australia, the UK, and across the USA, Chabad has become arguably the most dynamic and dominant force within the Worldwide Jewry.

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The Shluchim

Rabbi Chaim & Leah Hoch moved to the Elstree and Borehamwood area in 2011 with their baby Tamar. Now, going on eight years later, they and their four girls are instrumental in running Chabad in the area and founding the Jewish Life Centre.

We would love to personally meet you, have you over for a shabbat meal, or just to chat. Our home is open for you! Be in touch 

The Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of the charity. They ensure that the Jewish Life Centre is carrying out its charitable role for the benefit of the Elstree & Borehamwood community, and help to shape the future.

Abe Braun

Abe Braun

Trustee - Chairman

Melissa Redbart

Melissa Redbart

Trustee - Community Outreach

Rabbi Odam Brandman

Rabbi Odam Brandman

Trustee - Judaism and Vision

Rabbi Chaim & Leah Hoch

Rabbi Chaim & Leah Hoch


Nikki Hyams

Nikki Hyams

Office Admin

Ricky Simons

Ricky Simons


Gemma Roskin

Gemma Roskin


Challot Given

Participating Souls

Shabbat Families

Over Past Year

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The Jewish Life Centre

Unit 5 Key Stone Passage, Borehamwood

0208 049 8090