Confessional couples promise to be good

By Rosa Doherty, July 23, 2015

It is not often that a hustings can seriously be described as "the hottest ticket in town", but Monday's event with the four Labour leadership contenders certainly attracted the crowds.

The 270-seat hall at JW3 was filled to capacity, and other rooms had to be made available to accommodate the ticketless who turned up and followed proceedings on a video link.


Record number get taste for Gefiltefest

By Simon Rocker, July 2, 2015

JW3's largest single event since its opening 21 months ago had, of course, to be about food.


Record crowd turns out for Gefiltefest

By Jessica Weinstein, June 28, 2015

Over 1,100 people attended Gefiltefest, the annual celebration of Jewish food, on Sunday.

The figure was a record for the festival, which has been running for six years, and a record for JW3, the Jewish community centre, which hosted Gefiltefest for the first time this year.


Charedi film to get private screening to women-only audience

By JC Reporter, June 16, 2015

A film made by a female Charedi director who insisted it be shown only to women will be seen in London after two planned screenings were scrapped over legal concerns.

The Gift of Fire was due to be shown as part of the Israeli Film and Televsion Festival, Seret 2015 this week.

Director Rechy Elias demanded that, for religious reasons, men should be barred from seeing it.


Equalities complaint forces JW3 to scrap women-only Charedi film screening

By JC Reporter, June 15, 2015

The Jewish community centre JW3 has cancelled its screening of a film by a Charedi film-maker over her insistence that it be shown to a women-only audience.

JW3 said it had made the "regrettable" decision on legal advice after a complaint had been received by the Equalities Commission.


Men banned from London festival screening of Charedi film

By Rosa Doherty, June 10, 2015

A Charedi film-maker has banned men from the screening of a film showing as part of the London Israeli Film Festival.

Israeli director Rechy Elias’s drama Gift Of Fire is to be screened at the Odeon in Swiss Cottage and at JW3, the London Jewish community centre, to a “female only audience” despite complaints from men who have requested to see the film.


Merged JW3/LJCC reveals its opening programme

By Simon Rocker, April 2, 2015

The London Jewish Cultural Centre and JW3 have published their first joint programme since formally merging last month.

Most of the spring events will now take place at JW3's Finchley Road site, although LJCC's premises will remain open until the end of July for a couple of exhibitions and its language courses.

"Everyone is excited about it," said JW3 chairman Michael Goldstein.


Lead roles examined with expert help

March 5, 2015

Leadership development group Lead partnered with the Jewish Volunteering Network to stage an event for communal organisation chief executives and trustees at JW3's Finchley Road premises.


Thriving youth key to stability, says Summers

By Josh Jackman, January 22, 2015

Western democracies will only survive if middle class parents are able to see a better future for their children, says former Chief Economist of the World bank Lawrence Summers.

The former US Treasury Secretary who has served under Presidents Clinton and Obama, told an audience at the JW3 centre in north-west London on Tuesday that slow growth and rising inequality will be the most important ch


Merger between JW3 and LJCC agreed

By JC Reporter, December 16, 2014

Agreement has been reached over the merger between JW3, the £50 million community centre, and the London Jewish Cultural Centre, it was announced today.

The two organisations will occupy a single site – at JW3 in Finchley Road, north-west London – from August 1 2015, when LJCC’s building, Ivy House in Golders Green, will close.