This branch re-opened on 10th November. We are awaiting information about their entertainment programme.

JACS is the acronym for Jewish Association of Cultural Societies and was set up to fill a perceived need among people who, though retired, were looking for a way of using their still active minds. It was felt that age should equate with maturity of judgement, not the apathy of senility. With this sentiment in mind  JACS was set up over 35 years ago and there are now many branches. Although most branches are in London, there is also one in Brighton and of course Westcliff. The Westcliff branch members go along each Wednesday for intellectual pleasure. Doors open 1pm. Apart from their own activities the Westcliff branch also take part in those that are shared with the whole body of JACS such as holidays at home and away.

JACS  warmly welcome all new members.

We have a range of guest speakers, entertainers, outside visits and individual events connected to the Chagim (festivals).

After the presentation / entertainment we serve tea or coffee and cakes.

Branch Chairman: Mr. Allan Goldstein.

Social Events

PROGRAMME FOR: January 2020 - March 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020 -  Quiz - Light Hearted Quiz to start off the New Year

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 -  Muhammed Ahsan - 'The Essex Fire Brigade'

Wednesday 29th January 2020 -  John Whitehead - 'Radio and TV Frantic 40s'

Wednesday 5th February 2020 -  Meryl Catty - 'The Newspaper Heritage Exposed'

Wednesday 12th February 2020 -  Mike Rogers - 'What it is like to be a Steward at The Globe Theatre'

Wednesday 19th February 2020 -  In House - It's time to have a session of Current Affairs

Wednesday 26th February 2020 -  John Hawkins - 'Find out about Age UK'

Wednesday 4th March 2020 -  Hollie Blue - Music from a local singer

Wednesday 11th March 2020 -  Nigel Coleman - 'Edward G. Robinson'

Wednesday 18th March 2020 -  TBA - TBA

Wednesday 25th March 2020 -  Annual General Meeting - Time to come and meet your Committee and air your views on the club - 1.30pm start


Wednesday 15th June 2020 -  Robert Warren - Will sing Jazz, Swing and Standards

Wednesday 22nd June 2020 -  Current Affairs with Barbara and Maurice

Wednesday 29th June 2020 -  Hollie Blue - Returns to entertain us with her great range of songs

Wednesday 6th July 2020 -  John Whitehead - 'The history of Television, Sounds of TV from 1936 - the Fifties'

Wednesday 13th July 2020 -  Paula Short - 'Stars and their War' including Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich

Wednesday 20th July 2020 -  Get your brains into gear for one of Barbara's quizzes

Wednesday 27th July 2020 -  Nigel Coleman - Monologue on Dirk Bogarde

Wednesday 3rd August 2020 -  Robert Milne - 'How forensics came to Scotland Yard'

Wednesday 10th August 2020 -  Nick Dobson - 'The story about Agatha Christie'

Wednesday 17th August 2020 -  Barbara will present Desert Island Discs with ???

Wednesday 24th August 2020 -  Eve Regelous - will give us with one of her interesting talks