London Jewish Cultural Centre

Lottery pays out £408k for archive of war effort

January 18, 2016

A project to create a digital archive and interactive website detailing London Jewry's First World War contribution has received a £408,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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.


Ivy House regulars bemoan closure

By Josh Jackman, July 23, 2015

It is a week until the London Jewish Cultural Centre closes its doors at Ivy House in Golders Green following the merger with JW3, where some of its activities have transferred.


Lottery backs cultural centre's plan to record WWI contribution

July 9, 2015

The London Jewish Cultural Centre launched a £450,000 project to mark the contribution of London Jews during the First World War with a pilot information gathering event in Redbridge.


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.


Educators share lessons

By Barry Toberman, January 29, 2015

Six survivors and child refugees shared their experiences of educating about the Holocaust when they addressed the final HMD event at the London Jewish Cultural Centre before LJCC's merger with JW3.


Photographic memories of LJCC volunteer

January 8, 2015

Sir Nicholas Hytner, Grayson Perry, Howard Jacobson, Zoe Wanamaker and Lord Bragg are among celebrity London Jewish Cultural Centre speakers captured on camera by Adrian Dell since LJCC moved to Ivy House in 2005.

To mark the 10-year anniversary, some of Dr Dell's favourite portraits will be exhibited from next Monday in the café of the Golders Green centre.

Dr Dell honed his picture-taking


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.