Jewish Community Centre

Film festival pulls screening after Odeon says no to a women-only audience

By Rosa Doherty, June 12, 2015

The organisers of a festival of Israeli movies has pulled the screening of a film by a Charedi director after the Odeon cinema group said it would not bar men from the audience

Gift of Fire was due to be show at the Odeon in Swiss Cottage as part of Seret 2015 festival.

Director Rechy Elias had demanded that it be shown only to women for religious reasons.


Liverpool builds up care

November 6, 2014

Merseyside Jewish Community Care is to redevelop its Shifrin House headquarters next year to cater for communal use.

Incoming president Howard Winik told the MJCC AGM that the "exciting project will create a ground floor meeting room with disabled access. We will create a resource that will enable MJCC to pilot new projects where there is an identified need.


A state of the art, $5m synagogue in Siberia

By Nissan Tzur, September 24, 2013

It takes a five-hour flight from Moscow over the empty expanses of Sibera to reach Novosibirsk, a city known to outsiders mainly as a curious stopover on the Trans-Siberian railway.

But the city has a secret: a Jewish community centre to make shul-goers across the world green with envy.


JW3 tickets go on sale

By Marcus Dysch, September 3, 2013

Tickets for events at JW3, London’s £50 million Jewish community centre, went on sale on its website this week.

A launch season magazine and events programme has also been produced, featuring details of more than 1,300 events, activities, classes and courses at the Finchley Road, north-west London venue.


JW3: bringing the best of Jewish food to NW3

By Victoria Prever, July 4, 2013

Jewish diners are notoriously hard to please. So, one of the greatest challenges facing the trustees behind the JW3 community centre in relation to their new building was the catering.


Giving it all away

June 20, 2013

We make no apology for writing more or less the same leader at this time every year. Because every year the same thing demands to be said.


Declining demand forces the closure of Hull’s welfare home

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2013

Rising costs and diminishing community numbers have forced the closure of Hull’s Jewish care home for the elderly.

Run by Hull Jewish Community Care, Menorah House had operated as east Yorkshire’s only strictly kosher care facility since 1957 and provided accommodation for up to 25 residents.


Jewish identity project will stand the test of time

By Raymond Simonson, March 22, 2013

On Wednesday March 6 I attended a Jewish burial. It wasn’t at Bushey, Willesden or Waltham Abbey, and no, I wasn’t consigning a sefer Torah to its final resting place either.

It was, in fact, a joyous occasion; the burial of a time capsule under the piazza on the site of the new JW3 Jewish Community Centre on London’s Finchley Road.


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 Community Centre gets rebranding

November 29, 2012

London’s new Jewish Community Centre, currently nearing completion on Finchley Road’s Swiss Cottage, is set to open formally in autumn 2013.

But, before that, the project’s leaders have decided on a name change for the building: JW3, to reflect the postcode location of the centre.