JSCN is a “front desk bureau” offering a bridge, for both individuals and organisations, to access small Jewish Communities outside the main conurbations around the UK.
The JSCN platform also enables those communities to reach a wider audience.
JSCN supports resilience within small communities, and promotes their inclusion in the wider national Jewish debate which is normally conducted within the larger communities.Through its website and newsletters…
- JSCN enables individuals – to find community resources and help around the UK
- JSCN enables communities – to extend their reach and accessibility
Education, Welfare, Family Heritage, Faith Issues, Resource Locating etc etc etc…
…the list is endless.
• an index of every Small Community in the UK.
• a digest of News & Features
• a toolkit to help meet some of the key challenges in contemporary Jewish life.
JSCN is registered with the Charities Commission No. 1168499
Created in 2003, JSCN is coordinated by its Director Ed Horwich.
Ed grew up in Southport, in its heyday a Jewish community of around four to five thousand but now numbering less than two hundred. He served on the Management Committee of Southport Hebrew Congregation from 2004-2011, so he knows the challenges facing small and declining communities. More recently he was Hon.Sec of Whitefield Hebrew Congregation in Manchester. Ed has also been a regular presenter of BBC Radio Manchester’s ‘Jewish Hour’.
Not Just an Information Listing
As well as our comprehensive information about communities across the UK, JSCN brings you articles of interest from a wide range of sources, featuring News, Events, Competitions and of course Food!
But its not just one way!….Tell us what your community is up to. Send us some photos.
Just email them to us, with a few words explaining what’s going on.
Better still, add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your community mailing list, we love to get your emails.
Keep us Updated
If your Community Details are missing or need updating, please contact using the form below.
We also provide a platform for small Jewish communities wishing to reach wider audience.
In addition JSCN provides a number of information resources which would be helpful to this audience.
How we do it
JSCN delivers this through a number of channels: its website, email newsletters, audio streaming, social media etc.
We act predominantly as a bureau or network, where necessary signposting enquiries to the appropriate communities or specialist organisations.
Why we do it
Community without ‘togetherness’ is something of a contradiction.
We seek to bring the community of small communities together, to make it more inclusive within both the Jewish community and the wider UK community.
Sharing experiences, best practice, and ways to contact one another can improve the foundations on which our society is laid.
JSCN provides a non-judgemental and non-denominational environment where you can safely seek information.
We are currently developing a series of meetings, bringing regional communities together.
Heritage & Document
In addition we are creating parallel projects to record the histories of communities, and to document them as they are today.
Working on multiple levels
JSCN works with… individuals, communities, Regional Jewish community bodies, local & national Jewish organisations, plus European and other International charities and groups.