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Breaking down barriers Building bridges

The Jewish Community Council of Gateshead  is the trusted community anchor organisation and representative body for the Orthodox Jewish community in Gateshead. 

We support the local community

We advocate for
its needs

We provide it with

Our Partner Projects


Opening Dialogue, Opening Doors

Located in the densely populated urban core of central Gateshead, an area of deprivation and disadvantage, the Jewish community’s cultural and religious barriers often result in social inequity in the forms of economic and health inequalities and digital exclusion. As a BAME community, these barriers increase disadvantage, resulting in inhibited life chances. 

Our mission is to break down barriers and open doors of opportunity to ensure equitable access to everyone.

Through ongoing dialogue with the Local Authority, local and regional NHS health bodies, voluntary sector support organisations and the police, we play a key role in fostering the growth and empowerment of people and organisations within the community.

By forming effective local and regional partnerships we aim to remove barriers and work together more effectively, thereby solving local issues and improving the social, economic and health & wellbeing prospects of the Orthodox Jewish community in Gateshead.

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One Community, Many Resources

Some of our wide-ranging initiatives that carry the community forward and upward every day.

Cultural awareness workshops
Welfare guidance & advocacy
Community liaison for public bodies
Social housing
Employment support and skills training
Hospital chaplaincy
Health & wellbeing education and awareness
Mother & baby events
Safeguarding training
Guidance for voluntary organisations
Multi-purpose hall

A Cornerstone Of The Community


There is opportunity for support available for organisations and individuals within the community — who are often overlooked or difficult to access. 

We create user-led programmes to help the community access support in a culturally appropriate way, reducing isolation and ensuring the many local charities and families don’t miss out.


The Jewish community is ‘hard to reach’, creating barriers to access for the wider community. We serve as the community’s voice and public liaison, acting as a single point of contact and  enabling more effective partnership working with external agencies.


We aim to raise aspiration and improve life chances by providing services in a culturally appropriate way, and work with external agencies to do the same.

This enables and encourages equitable access for the community and increases confidence, effecting lasting social change and giving families a foundation for the future.

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years of trusted advocacy and representation


key workers educated in cultural awareness


local families supported daily by our services

These kind partners work with us in giving
our community better chances every day.