South London Jewish Community Services

Welcome to the South London & Southern Countries Outreach Support Service website

This website aims to help Jewish people living in South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, to find information on care and support services, including local and national organisations which are listed in the Services Directory.

The website also includes information on:

To download these documents go to the Ebulletin and Other Documents page on the left-hand menu. If you prefer to have these documents emailed to you go to the Register page on the left-hand menu.

The information is compiled by the South London Community Support Service who are in regular contact with synagogues and Jewish community organisations.

The South London Community Support Service is set up to provide vital support to older members of the Jewish community. To remind you of the service, please download our leaflet. If you would like copies sent to you for your community group or Synagogue please contact us. Or for more information please phone 020 8922 2222.


Jewish Care Presents
A reminder that the Jewish Care Presents programme is open to everyone anywhere providing talks, interviews, musical performances and discussions with lots of variety to suit all tastes. It even offers to help individuals who are not familiar with using Zoom. To see what's on this month, please click here.
To join any of these events, please email to register for free, you will then be emailed the Zoom joining details.

Volunteer Coordinator (Voluntary Role)
The service is looking for a volunteer coordinator. This is a management role involving some supervising and supporting volunteers and keeping in touch with them and perhaps organising one or two events for them each year. The time commitment could be around 5 hours a week on average. If you are interested or need further details please contact Stephen Ison.

Volunteer Drivers
We are looking for more volunteer drivers, if you have a car and a few hours spare please contact Stephen Ison for further details.

Hospital Visiting & Chaplaincy
Pleased to inform you that Hilary Nissenbaum is now visiting Kings College Hospital every week as a Jewish volunteer. Ezra Umprah now have provided a "Shabbat Trolley" for Jewish patients. This consists mainly of kosher food, which is easily prepared or ready to eat. It is located near the Multi-denominational Chapel in the hospital. Hilary will visit any Jewish patients but of course needs to be made aware. Kings Chaplaincy 020 3299 3522 or email Hilary

Similarly, Rabbi Natan Asmoucha is the official Jewish Chaplain at St Georges Hospital and also visits some other hospitals too; he will visit any patients that he is informed about.

Jewish Hospital Visitation Line: 020 8343 6238. (This phone line is not checked on weekends, bank holidays or Jewish holidays). Email:

Volunteers needed in South London
We need volunteers (regardless of faith) in South London, Kent and Surrey areas. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

Volunteer at Nightingale Hammerson

Do you have some free time during the week? Would you like to support some of the many activities in the Home? Nightingale, the nursing and residential home based in Clapham housing around 180 residents, always needs volunteers who enjoy working with the older generation. Whether it is 2.5 hours in the shop once a month, half a day in the Activity Centre once a week or spending time befriending a resident, there is something that will match your interests. To find out more go to or phone 020 8772 2309.

Jewish Volunteering Network

Lots more volunteering opportunities are advertised on the Jewish Volunteering Network website, which also lists 250 opportunities from other charities. For details, go to