By Simon Rocker, July 24, 2008
After a long day's work, a smart City lawyer takes a short journey by Tube. She has time for a quick swim, and hurries down a kosher salad, before catching a class on kabbalistic meditation or a new stand-up act from America.
Or imagine the mother who drops her toddler into the nursery, goes upstairs to enjoy a mother-and-baby yoga session with her youngest, and then shares a coffee with some friends.
Welcome to the Jewish Community Centre, the all-purpose social and recreational complex that has long been a feature in cities from Dallas to Sao Paolo.