Songs of Praise gets a taste of collaborative work

By Rosa Doherty, November 12, 2015

In front of a camera crew from BBC's Songs of Praise, Christians and Jews cooked for the homeless in an early Mitzvah Day activity at JW3's Finchley Road premises.

Respective favourites such as mince pies and apple strudel were on the menu and participants swapped cookery tips.


JW3 experiencing a post-merger numbers boom

By Simon Rocker, September 24, 2015

JW3 chief executive Raymond Simonson says it has begun to reap the rewards of its merger with the London Jewish Cultural Centre earlier this year.

Whereas JW3 was recording an average of 4,000 visits a week before the two organisations united in April, that number has risen to around 4,500 in the succeeding months.

Bookings for films, shows and other events during the April to August period


LJCC chief stands down from JW3 role

By Simon Rocker, September 17, 2015

The deputy chairman of JW3, Louise Jacobs, has stepped down after seeing through its merger with the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

Ms Jacobs, who was chief executive of LJCC, said it was "the right time to move on.


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.