My Jewish Identity Project: News

Encapsulated: UK Jews for future reference

By Jenni Frazer, March 7, 2013

Sir Trevor Chinn put it simply. “As a community, we have a decision to make. Do we accept decline as inevitable, or do we challenge it?”

There seemed no doubt that, on a cold but sunny morning in the grounds of JW3, the new Jewish Community Centre for London, the decision had been taken to take the challenge to the barricades.


Jewish identity: This is what we feel now

By Anna Sheinman, February 28, 2013

We asked you what being Jewish means to you and you answered in your hundreds, with your words, pictures and even your glitter pens.

You told us about your fondness for gefilte fish, your meditations on Torah and your fervent love of Spurs, and over 100 Year Five and Six children, the future of Jewish identity in this country, created artworks, illustrating what being Jewish means to them.


Dame Vivien Duffield puts the final touches to her project

By Simon Round, February 28, 2013

Dame Vivien Duffield claims she is tired. The new Jewish community centre for London, to be known as JW3, is approaching completion and Dame Vivien, honoured for her massive philanthropic efforts, says that this may be her last big project.

However, when she discusses JW3 and the influence she hopes it will have on the community, she seems to lack nothing in energy.


Nightingale House residents group submission

By Anna Sheinman, January 14, 2013

Residents of Nightingale House, the Jewish care home in south London, took advantage of the Tuesday night late opening of their Garden Cafe to create a combined submission to the My Jewish Identity project.

Eighteen residents from as far afield as Singapore, Rangoon, Johannesberg, Newcastle and Glasgow and aged from 85 to 100 shared memories and came up with, in no particular order:


Words and music of being Jewish

By Anna Sheinman, January 10, 2013

Submissions for our Jewish identity project with JW3, the Jewish Community Centre for London, on what being Jewish means to you have continued to fill up our inbox.

The plan is to bury a time-capsule of people’s 50-word testimonies in the grounds of the new building in Swiss Cottage on March 6.


Our Jewish identity art contest

January 6, 2013

As part of our drive to encourage younger members of the community to take part in the wider Jewish identity project, we are delighted to be launching an art competition for primary schools.

Pupils should answer the same question: “What does being Jewish mean to you?”


The Jewish Identity Project: We’ve uploaded our 50 words...

January 3, 2013

Submissions have begun to pour in to our Jewish identity project, launched in conjunction with JW3, the new Jewish Community Centre for London.

Our aim is to give future generations a snapshot of what it is like to be Jewish in Britain today. We have one question: What does being Jewish mean to you?


Who are we? Jewish identity in the 21st century

January 2, 2013

What does being Jewish mean to you?

Today the Jewish Chronicle and JW3, the Jewish Community Centre for London, launch a project with an ambitious aim: to present a snapshot of British Jewry, which will be studied by future generations in a century’s time.

To make that happen, we are asking every Jew in the country to participate.