Jewish Poetry Society


This is the year!  In 2018 we are celebrating our tenth anniversary - Yippee, or should that be Mazeltov!  Either way, we’ve got the friendliest group of poets you’ll find anywhere. 

    You want to know more about us?  Just read on.

2017 was a tough year in that we lost some of our beloved members, Sally Fiber, Hill Slavid, John Clarke, Helene Brooks and darling Alfred Laitman.

    Several new members joined and we regularly have over twenty people round the table, enjoying the poetry and cake - not necessarily in that order!

    We are going to be starting our meetings from 2 in future and not 3.  Which means that members will be arriving any time from 1.30 for a chat before we officially start.  So if you want to join us, come along nice and early.

    Poetry is more popular than ever and The JPS  invites you to express yourself through poetry and stay positive in these challenging times.

    We like to keep up with present trends and were even featured in Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 



Judy Karbritz, Harrow’s Community Poet, was recently a guest on Helen Legh’s BBC Three Counties Radio faith programme:

At the JPS we want to encourage and enable you to find the poet within, offering you the chance to enter our competitions, have your work published in the press and our newsletter and read your poetry at our social gatherings.

    We hold regular and friendly meetings which are normally on the first Thursday afternoon of the month in Glebe Hall, Stanmore HA7 4EL where we always give our poets a challenge - why not email if you’d like more information.  

     Judy’s latest book, Tower of Bagels, has now been published. It included poems about the Jewish year and family life, cleaning the house before the cleaner arrives and the joy of shopping for a bargain. Contact Judy for more information.




Judy Karbritz

Pattie Greenberg




Wayne Sleep OBE

Elaine Feinstein

Martha Reeves

(without her Vandellas!)

Fiona Sampson

Welcome to the Jewish Poetry Society.