Jewish Community Centre

Wanted: high fliers to lead Jewish Community Centre

By Jenni Frazer, April 11, 2012

The Jewish Community Centre for London's announcement that it is seeking a new chief executive means that three high-profile Jewish community posts are now up for grabs.

Aside from the JCC job, the chief executive position at Bicom, the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, until recently held by Lorna Fitzsimons; and the chief executive role at the United Jewish Israel Appeal, who

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Jewish Community Centre in hunt for new chief exec

April 4, 2012

The Jewish Community Centre for London is to seek a chief executive to work alongside incumbent Nick Viner, it has been announced. Mr Viner, who joined the JCC in 2005, will stay on with the organisation until the opening of the newly-built community centre, scheduled to open in autumn 2013.

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Boris Johnson helps to start work on the JCC in London

October 26, 2011

Mayor of London Boris Johnson took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the £50 million Jewish Comunity Centre for London. The idea for the 35,000 square-foot centre in Hampstead was conceived by Dame Vivien Duffield.

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Boris Johnson joins groundbreaking ceremony for Jewish Community Centre

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

The long-awaited Jewish Community Centre on the Finchley Road in north London moved a step closer to completion today as a groundbreaking ceremony was held.

The centre, designed by architects, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, is set to open in 2013, ten years after it was first discussed.

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All in the family for LJCC role

By Jessica Elgot, August 18, 2011

The London Jewish Cultural Centre is keeping it in the family when replacing its gedenkdiener - someone undertaking community work with Holocaust survivors as an alternative to Austrian military service.

Lukas Wieser, 21, is leaving the LJCC next week to pursue his legal studies in Vienna.

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Pearls from care clients are pure gold

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

When Anita Wiseman was offered the opportunity to perform as a dancer in America, she pondered it but declined.

Instead, she gave up a glamorous showbiz life - performing at cabarets, music halls and prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium - to get married.

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£44m Golders Green care campus is looking to broaden its appeal

By Jessica Elgot, June 2, 2011

It cost £44 million to construct and has state-of the-art welfare and social facilities. But nine months after opening the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus in Golders Green, Jewish Care wants the wider community to appreciate that the building is not "just a care home".

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The JCC finally gets the builders in

By Jenni Frazer, April 21, 2011

It has taken a little longer than anticipated but Dame Vivien Duffield's ambitious plans for a Jewish Community Centre in London, first mooted in October 2003, are finally taking physical shape. The old Mercedes showroom in north-west London's Finchley Road has been razed and construction is likely to begin in late summer or early September.

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Signs of The Times at JCC

By Jessica Elgot, April 14, 2011

James Harding of The Times has spoken about the pressures of being a Jewish editor when Israel is in the headlines.

Mr Harding was interviewed by former Sunday Express editor Eve Pollard at a JCC event, discussing his career, antisemitism and the media and British reporting of the Middle East.

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Trees grow local links to the JCC

February 3, 2011

In anticipation of its move to permanent premises in 2013, the Jewish Community Centre for London has created an environmentally friendly project for young people.

Ten schools near the new building in Finchley Road, Hampstead, will each nurture a fruit tree sapling during the construction process over the next two-and-a-half years.

Pupils will give regular updates of their trees' development to the JCC's website and Twitter feed. Once the building opens, school representatives will be invited to a ceremony at which they will be asked to donate their trees to local institutions.

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