JW3

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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JW3's triumph

October 3, 2013

Four years and two weeks ago we urged the community to get behind the fundraising campaign for the then Jewish Community Centre for London, now known as JW3. At that stage it was not even a building site. Now, gloriously, it is a living, dynamic building which has in its first week established itself at the heart of London Jewish life.

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Mirvis and Kapoor get their JW3 (mezuzah) fix

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has praised the new JW3, calling it, like the mezuzah he was affixing at the venue, “glorious on the outside, magnificent on the inside”.

Rabbi Mirvis blessed the mezuzah, designed by renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, at a ceremony on Tuesday evening.

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Eden blooms at JW3 opening

By Jenni Frazer, October 3, 2013

The gates did not open until 10.30 but long before that there was a queue — well, a Jewish queue, in which almost every other person had a pressing reason why he or she should not really need to be in the queue at all.

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