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.
Having Jewish friends surrounding me, listening to the stories of Moses, Noah, Abraham and Sarah. Going to synagogue and celebrating all the festivals including Shabbat. Our family lighting the candles on Shabbat and knowing people are doing the exact same all around the world.
Being different at school which makes me feel special. There is only me and my brother Jonathan who are Jewish. And I love fishballs that my Nana brings from London and her chicken soup with lokshen and kneidlach.
Going to a Jewish school makes me feel Jewish, surrounding me with people of my own kind, learning about how badly my ancestors were treated. This makes me thankful that I am a Jew now. I am proud about being Jewish, standing up to the people who are against me.