Jewish Community Centre

Limmud leader Simonson heads for the JCC

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2012

A prominent British community educator has been appointed to take the reins at the new Jewish Community Centre for London.

Limmud’s Raymond Simonson will start as the Finchley Road centre’s chief executive when the JCC opens in autumn next year, and work side-by-side on its programme and development with its present chief executive, Nick Viner.


Finchley Road community centre starts to take shape

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

The topping out ceremony at the Jewish Community Centre building on London’s Finchley Road afforded supporters the opportunity to take a tour of its colossal shell, which will eventually house a kindergarten, cinema, restaurant, bar, community space and art, drama and music facilities.


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


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.


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.

Photos: Jeremy Coleman



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.


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.


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.


£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".


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.