JW3 and LJCC deny merger is in crisis

By JC Reporter, November 20, 2014

JW3 and the London Jewish Cultural Centre have denied that the merger between the two organisations is on the brink of collapse.

The JC reported this week that the plan was foundering because of a failure to agree the financial arrangements underpinning the proposed new body.


LJCC merger with JW3 on brink of collapse

By JC Reporter, November 19, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: The planned merger between JW3, the £50 million London community centre, and the London Jewish Cultural Centre is believed to be on the verge of collapse.

At the announcement of the merger in September both parties stressed that negotiations had been harmonious and that they were near to a conclusion.


Community welcomes JW3 merger

September 23, 2014

Representatives from UK Jewry have responded positively to the news that JW3, the Jewish community centre, is to join forces with the LJCC, the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

The trustees approved the structure and timetable for the merger in a meeting last Tuesday.

Philanthropist Dame Vivien Duffield, whose brainchild JW3 was and who has donated over £40 million to project, said: "I think


Two cultural institutions with very different stories

By Marcus Dysch, September 18, 2014

The amalgamation of JW3 and the London Jewish Cultural Centre marks the coming together of Anglo-Jewry's cultural newcomer and one of its longest-standing arts and education establishments.

The LJCC was born out of the Institute for the Study of Jewish History and Culture, set up by educators Robin and Nitza Spiro in the early 1980s.


JW3 and LJCC set to unite in historic merger

By Stephen Pollard, September 17, 2014

JW3, the £50m London community centre, is to merge with the LJCC, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, based at Ivy House in Golders Green.

The merger, which has long been predicted but has been repeatedly denied by both organisations, will be completed within the year.

As yet there is no name for the new joint organisation. But both bodies are keen to maintain their identities.


JW3 marks Yom Hashoah

April 25, 2014

JW3, the Jewish community centre in Finchley Road north London, is marking Yom Hashoah this weekend with a series of events the centrepiece of which is After Images, a discussion between three daughters of Holocaust survivors -- Lisa Appignanesi, Aloma Halter and Anita Peleg --- each of whom has a new book out relating to Holocaust memory.


No empty gestures as Michael Gove raps Riba architects

By Marcus Dysch, April 3, 2014

Education Secretary Michael Gove has attacked British architects’ opposition to Israel, becoming the most high-profile politician to speak out on the issue.


Michael Gove: it's common sense to be a Zionist

By Marcus Dysch, April 1, 2014

Education Secretary Michael Gove spoke to hundreds of JC readers at a special event in London last night.

In a wide-ranging discussion with former JC editor Ned Temko, Mr Gove revealed his thoughts on issues including faith schools, the teaching of evolution and antisemitism on university campuses.


The creative way to capital growth

By David Glick, February 14, 2014

The Jewish community’s contribution to the creative industries is beyond question, yet those industries are sometimes treated with less regard than other areas of business.


My ambition? To remake The Odd Couple, reveals Kevin Spacey

By Jenni Frazer, November 28, 2013

“So,” drawled Alan Yentob, “a roomful of Jews, is it?”

He was right — nearly 300 film and theatre fans gathered on Monday night to see Mr Yentob, the BBC’s creative director, in conversation with the Hollywood star Kevin Spacey.