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Winter/Spring 2020

Arts & Culture



Classes & Courses

Welcome TO JW3 Happy New Year and welcome to our new season at JW3 where we have created and curated another packed programme to satisfy all interests and ages. I am delighted to introduce our new Winter/Spring 2020 season’s What’s On Guide, filled with exciting events, fantastic festivals and amazing activities to inspire, entertain, challenge and educate. Flicking through this What’s On Guide you will see another JW3 season full to the brim with a range of top quality classes, courses, talks, discussions, concerts, plays, festivals, social action projects, family fun and much, much more. Don’t miss our line-up of fascinating “Live from JW3” evenings, including with award-winning actor (currently Golda in the West End’s Fiddler on the Roof) Maria Friedman (p3), multi-award winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (p4), and Les Miserables composer Claude Michel Schonberg (p5); a moving performance of The Mozart Question with Michael Morpurgo (p11); the return of the JQ-Wingate Literary Prize (p15); a discussion on The Line Between Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism with Trudy Gold in conversation with senior political figures and diplomats (p26) and, of course, our hugely popular annual Party on Purim! (p47) and Family Disco (p46) for all the family to enjoy. We have some superb cultural festivals coming up this season, with a focus on the written word. We’re delighted to welcome back our partners, Jewish Book Week (p12) along with the return of our very own annual children’s book festival, Bookniks (p48), which will see some of the most outstanding children’s authors take your children though their wonderful adventures and tales. As always, there are a range of inspiring Social Action initiatives to get involved in, whether it’s donating at our collection station for Bloody Good Period, volunteering your baking skills at Challah for Hunger (p24) or attending our Interfaith Iftar or Interfaith Seder - there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to help make a difference in an enjoyable way. I look forward to seeing you again soon at JW3 for what looks set to be one of our busiest seasons ever!

Raymond Simonson Chief Executive

CONTENTS Live from JW3 Global Jewish Conversations Arts & Culture Music


Health & Fitness



Krav Maga


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Families & Youth


Family Sundays

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Jewish Book Week


Israeli Families




French Families


Visual Arts


Russian Families


The Salon






Early Years


Kids Zone





Live Arts on Screen




Film Studies & Talks



Young Professionals


Israeli Communities


Social Action


Holocaust Education


Classes & Courses


Talks & Discussions


Oxford Series


History & World Affairs


Jewish Identity





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LIVE FROM JW3 Sunday 12 January, 7.30pm

TONY PARSONS Life as a Bestselling Author In Conversation, £15 Tony Parsons is a bestselling novelist and an award-winning journalist best known for his multimillion bestseller Man and Boy; for appearing for many years on BBC’s Late Review; for his newspaper columns and the Max Wolfe crime series. Tony will be talking about his work in journalism and fiction and his life as a writer. He will be signing books following the event.

Sunday 19 January, 7.30pm

MARIA FRIEDMAN West End and EastEnders In Conversation & Performance, £22 Four-time Olivier Award winning actor and director, Maria Friedman, talks to producer Neil Marcus about her illustrious career and working relationship with famous composers and lyricists Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Adam Guettel. Enjoy an evening of conversation with typical JW3 flair, and some musical interludes from an absolute award-winning legend.

Tickets 020 7433 8988



Sunday 26 January, 7.30pm

LAURENCE MYERS In Conversation, £15 Laurence Myers talks about his legendary life and career as the music business executive who signed the little-known David Bowie and worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and Donna Summer.

Sunday 9 February, 7.30pm

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ From Godspell to Pocahontas In Conversation & Performance, £22 Award winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz talks about his career from the 70’s, when Pippin, Godspell and The Magic show were running concurrently on Broadway, to Children Of Eden, megahit Wicked and the forthcoming Prince of Egypt.


(Photo by: Nathan Johnson)

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Sunday 1 March, 7.30pm

CLAUDE MICHEL SCHONBERG Touching Human Life with Music In Conversation & Performance, £22 Claude Michel Schonberg, award-winning composer of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, talks about his distinguished career. Illustrated with songs from his rich repertoire and behind-the-scenes stories about some the biggest musicals the world had ever seen.

Wednesday 18 March, 7.30pm

GRAHAM GOULDMAN in conversation with Paul Gambaccini In Conversation, £15 Graham Gouldman, one of the four singer-songwriters of the British popdefining band 10cc, comes to JW3 to talk about songwriting, his life and the music business in the 70’s and performing around the world at the age of 70.

Tickets 020 7433 8988


GLOBAL JEWISH CONVERSATIONS Tuesday 17 March, 3 or 7.30pm

SARAH HURWITZ In Conversation, £15 As senior speechwriter for President Obama in 2009/2010 and head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama from 2010 to 2017, Sarah Hurwitz crafted some of the most memorable speeches that defined an American Presidency. She was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council after leaving the White House and is author of Here All Along - Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism (After Finally Choosing To Look There). Join us for an unmissable evening exploring Sarah’s connection to her Judaism and how her identity has shaped her outlook.

With the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), we are excited to introduce you to our unique speaker series: The Global Jewish Conversations series. The principal aims of the series are to deliver a rich, diverse and inspiring range of speaker events on Jewish themes, that will educate and entertain through high level conversation and debate. The Global Jewish Conversations series will spark discussion around contemporary issues of relevance to the Jewish people, by hearing from inspiring Jewish speakers of the highest calibre: Jewish leaders, philanthropists, politicians, journalists, business people, artists, writers, and thinkers from across the Jewish world – with a particular focus on bringing the very best of the Jewish Diaspora to the British-Jewish community.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

ARTS & CULTURE MUSIC Thursday 30 January, 7.30pm

THE PETTICOAT LANE FOXTROT Live Music, £15 Alan Dein, curator of ‘Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London’s East End 1920s To 1950s’ is joined by special guests to present the remarkable story of long-forgotten Jewish-themed jazz 78rpm discs, when swinging hot dance bands were still all the rage on the streets of Whitechapel.

Saturday 8 February, 8.30pm

THE NE’IMAH SINGERS in Concert Live Music, £17 The Ne’imah Singers have inspired a generation of congregations and audiences in London, Paris, New York, Krakow, Monaco & Amsterdam with their melodious and thrilling performances of the classics of synagogue music. This Silver Jubilee concert, conducted by co-founder Marc Temerlies, will feature many favourites from their illustrious journey. Tickets 020 7433 8988


Thursday 27 February, 7.30pm

FAREWELL TO VIENNA: A New Beginning Live Music, £17 Join Ensemble Burletta on a journey from the Vienna of Mozart and Brahms, to the dark days of pre-war Austria and the flight of Jewish-born nationals from the Nazi regime. As part of the Insiders Outsiders festival, Ensemble Burletta perform works for clarinet and strings celebrating the musical links between Vienna and those who were forced to leave it for a new life in Britain. Music by Bach, Mozart, Brahms and Jewish émigrés Hans Gál and Joseph Horovitz. Insiders/Outsiders is a nationwide arts festival taking place from March 2019 to March 2020 to celebrate refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Thursday 5 March, 7.30pm

THE WOLF OF BAGHDAD with Carol Isaacs and 3yin Live Music, £15, £7.50 per child After two sell-out performances, we are delighted to welcome back The Wolf of Baghdad, which tells the story of a family remembering their lost Iraqi homeland and of a city haunted by its missing Jews. Told through stunning visuals and evocative music from 3yin, an ensemble playing the repertoire of Iraq and its ancient Jewish community. This special evening launches The Wolf of Baghdad DVD, with extra scenes and special guest musicians. Led by musician/artist Carol Isaacs (aka cartoonist The Surreal McCoy).

Tickets 020 7433 8988

Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm

SIMON & GARFUNKEL SINGALONG with Gideon Conn and Tom Briggs Live Music, £15 Gideon Conn and Tom Briggs return to JW3 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of the classic album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Bring your finest voices and harmonies and reconnect with this iconic album that defined a generation.



Thursday 6 February, 8pm

TOVA LEIGH: Live on Stage Comedy, £20 After the huge success of Tova’s first live show in London, Tova is taking her raw humour on stage once again in this fun night out for women (and the men who support them) she talks frankly about what all women are thinking but dare not say out loud. Combined with her successful online weekly live show Pyjama Party & Confessions, it is a night of no secrets, pure fun and a reminder of why women are so amazing! Tova is real, honest and hilarious -no subject is off limits!


Sunday 22 March, 8pm

Scratch@JW3 Performance, £5 with a glass of wine Scratch@JW3 is your chance to experience exciting new theatre and performance in its early stages of development, including a chance to help the artists shape their work. And we’ll even throw in a glass of wine. Because we’re nice like that. Shortly after Purim and International Women’s Day, the performances this month will be celebrating QUEENS.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Sunday 5 April, 4pm

Ages 8+

THE MOZART QUESTION with Michael Morpurgo Performance, £15 per adult, £9 per child Former Children’s Laureate and multi- award winning author of over 1000 books including War Horse, Michael Morpurgo comes to JW3 with a moving performance of his bestselling book, The Mozart Question. A remarkable story of friendship and family, truth and secrets, enveloped in live music and set against the background of the Holocaust. Expertly narrated by Michael Morpurgo and directed by Simon Reade, this performance is beautifully enhanced and embellished with extracts from music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi. Featuring Daniel Pioro on violin and string quartet The Storyteller’s Ensemble. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Tickets 020 7433 8988


JEWISH BOOK WEEK 2 - 4 March £10 per session, £25 for 3 sessions

Monday 2 March, 1.30pm


Tuesday 3 March, 1.30pm

THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN VIENNA: The Life of Alma Mahler with Cate Haste, chaired by Patrick Bade

GLOUCESTER CRESCENT: Me, My Dad and Other Grown-Ups with William Miller, chaired by Brian Daniels

In Conversation, £10

In Conversation, £10

At the epicentre of fin-de-siècle Vienna’s artistic and intellectual life, the story of one of history’s most complex and charismatic muses is illuminated by acclaimed biographer, historian and filmmaker, Cate Haste.

William Miller, former TV producer turned entrepreneur, is the son of the legendary Beyond the Fringe director Dr Jonathan Miller. Hear about the challenges William faced to carve his own identity growing up in the heart of literary London, his encounters with Princess Margaret (all true) and the struggles he faced to build a meaningful relationship with his famous father. Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Wednesday 4 March, 1.30pm

GEORGE GERSHWIN: A Songbook with Patricia Hammond and Marcelo Bratke Performance, £10 Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Hammond, known for her vintage voice that translates the music atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th Century, meets Brazilian multifaceted pianist and conductor Marcelo Bratke to revisit Gershwin’s greatest successes.

“Jewish Book Week has become London’s non-party parliament, distinguished from the other one by people listening as well as talking. It’s the best” - Sir David Hare Tickets 020 7433 8988


LITERATURE Mondays 13 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 7.30 - 9.30pm

CREATIVE WRITING with Sylvia Paskin £176 per 11 week course Expand your horizons as we enter 2020 by writing in a lively and supportive setting. Sylvia Paskin is a writer/lecturer/ editor. She has edited various anthologies of new fiction by Jewish writers, Jewish women’s poetry and Yiddish film. Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 10.30am - 12.30pm

MODERN JEWISH LITERATURE 2020 with Dr Aviva Dautch £20 per session £176 per 11 week course Explore the richness of modern Jewish literature through reading Israeli, European and American books. This term’s books will include ‘A Long Night in Paris’ by Dov Alfon; Ehud Barak’s memoir ‘My Country, My Life’; ‘Immigrant City’, by David Bezmozgis; ‘Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love’ by Dani Shapiro and ‘Out of Egypt’ by André Aciman.


Wednesdays 22 January, 19 February & 18 March, 2 - 3.30pm

POETRY CIRCLE with Irene Newton £7 per session Are you passionate about poetry? Here your chance to find out more and discuss your appreciation in a friendly and inspiring group. Wednesdays 29 January, 26 February & 25 March, 2 - 3.30pm

BOOK CIRCLE with Irene Newton £7 per session Join Irene for enriching thoughtprovoking and lively discussions about classic and contemporary novels.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

ARTS & CULTURE LITERATURE Tuesday 7 January, 8pm

DAF YOMI A Celebration £8 per person For the last 7 years and 5 months artist Jacqueline Nicholls has been doing drawings of the Talmud, based on the Daf Yomi cycle of learning the Talmud a page a day. This cycle finishes in January 2020. Join Jacqueline and special guests to explore the Talmud’s role in culture and tradition, view a selection of the drawings and celebrate this unique art project. Jacqueline Nicholls’s Talmud drawings have been exhibited in various contemporary Jewish art exhibitions around the world and her Daf Yomi journey has gained an international following.


Monday 16 March More details coming soon on our website

Competition time: To win the entire shortlist of books, get your creative cogs turning and tweet us your very own Jewish story in 150 characters or less. Tag @wingateprize and @jw3london in your entry to participate.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

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VISUAL ARTS Wednesday 26 February, 2 - 3.30pm

Know before you go: NICOLAES MAES AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLAND with Patrick Bade £20, £16 Online early bird Nicolaes Maes was a leading artist of the Dutch Golden Age. He is best known for intimate scenes of daily life, where he pioneered the theme of the eavesdropper; his carefully styled narratives making the viewer a participant in the scenes Patrick will put Maes in the context of the Dutch Golden Age which was such a dominant era. Wednesday 4 March, 2 - 3.30pm

REMBRANDT & THE RABBI with Caroline Marcus £20, £16 Online early bird Tuesday 28 January, 2 - 3.30pm

Know before you go: ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI AND THE OLD MISTRESSES with Patrick Bade £20, £16 Online early bird Come and hear Patrick talk about Artemisia Gentileschi who enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter, spanning more than 40 years. Despite the many hurdles she had to cross, she has recently risen to the top of the canon as one of the first female artists to have a broad, incisive impact on the art of her time.


Join museum and gallery learning consultant, Caroline Marcus, to discover more about the artist Rembrandt and the Jews of Amsterdam. Find out more about his connection to his neighbour, the Rabbi, who was an influence in the readmission of the Jews to England in 1656 and possibly influenced Rembrandt’s artistic interpretation in his painting Belshazzar’s Feast, 1635.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

ARTS & CULTURE VISUAL ARTS Wednesdays 22 January - 18 March*, *No session 19 February 10.30am - 1pm

OPEN ART STUDIO with Michael Ajerman £25 per session £176 for 8 sessions

Tuesdays 21 January - 17 March*, *No session 18 February 12.15 - 2.15pm

THE ART OF HEBREW CALLIGRAPHY with Vetta Alexis £20 per session £128 for 8 sessions Join artist and Hebrew calligraphy specialist, Vetta Alexis, who will teach you to work with ink, pencil, paint and gold leaf and create beautiful illuminated Hebrew letters, words, quotations and poetry. We recommend taking this as a course.

Develop your individual arts projects and practice under experienced guidance. Suitable for all levels, from beginners to the experienced needing mentorship about colour and composition. Students must bring in their own sources and research for project ideas (images, books, objects). Basic art materials are provided, but if students have specialised material they wish to use, please bring it along. Open Studio has limited numbers to ensure each student has adequate time with the tutor, so booking is essential.

Tuesdays 7 January, 4 February & 3 March, 8 - 10pm

THE SALON Free event

Calling all writers, artists, musicians, theatre makers, filmmakers, dancers, and other creatives, interested in engaging with Jewish culture. Join us to get together to share artistic practitioners and thinking. We will hear from a diverse range of contemporary practitioners, explore artistic connections with Jewish culture, and hear about each other’s work. The Salon meets monthly and is free to attend. Please email: with subject heading: The Salon, and with details of your artistic practice to secure your place. Tickets 020 7433 8988



Wednesday 4 March, 10.30am - 1pm

JEWISH WEST END with Stephen Burstin £16, Must be booked in advance This enthralling tour features the bustling districts of Soho and Fitzrovia, renowned today as two of the city’s most fashionable areas and the centre for entertainment and shopping. They are also steeped in an enthralling hidden history of a Jewish community that lived there as recently as 75 years ago.


Wednesday 18 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm

JEWISH CITY: A Walk of Jewish Firsts with Rachel Kolsky £16, Must be booked in advance Rachel Kolsky will guide this fascinating walk - set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of whom broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England. We are featuring not only the first synagogues and the first Jewish MP but also a Lord Mayor, a Prime Minister and a Baronet.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


The Lighthouse

A Hidden Life

Little Women

Coming up this season at JW3 Cinema Greta Gerwig (Ladybird, Frances Ha) returns to the director’s chair with an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, featuring an outstanding cast including Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and Emma Watson. Terrence Malick’s (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life) newest film, A Hidden Life, depicts the tragic life of Franz Jägerstätter an Austrian farmer, a married father of three, who steadfastly opposed the Nazis and refused to join the regime. The film was the toast of Cannes and is a return to form for the celebrated director. Finally, The Lighthouse from Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, presents an entrancing and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island.

Films for a fiver. Sounds crazy, no? Films for a Fiver at the JW3 Cinema, only on Tuesdays. Find out more: Tickets 020 7433 8988


LIVE ARTS ON SCREEN Sunday 19 January, 2pm

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY £19.50 Following WW2, The Royal Ballet staged this true classic, establishing itself both in its new home at the Royal Opera House and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, the original staging was revived, returning Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, Marius Petipa’s choreography and Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Sunday 16 February, 2pm

LA BOHÈME £19.50 Puccini’s opera of young love in 19thcentury Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy.


Sunday 1 March, 2pm

MARSTON & SCARLETT World Premières £19.50 Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme. Sunday 22 March, 2pm

FIDELIO £19.50 Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Wednesday 29 January, 2 - 3.30pm

Wednesday 18 March, 2 - 3.30pm


VIVIEN LEIGH: A Fragile Beauty with George McGhee

£20, £16 Online early bird

£20, £16 Online early bird

Many great musical numbers come from films in other genres. Some have left lasting impressions like Casablanca but others have also featured wonderful songs – Oceans 11, The Big Sleep, This Gun For Hire, Random Harvest, Genevieve and many more. We’ll enjoy performances by Nat King Cole, The Marx Brothers, Angela Lansbury, Dean Martin and others.

Miss Leigh shot to international stardom in Gone With the Wind and never looked back. A great beauty and a fine actress on stage as well as in films, her life was often troubled by mental health issues and the price of fame was hard for her to bear at times. We’ll look at some of her greatest performances in such films as Waterloo Road, Anna Karenina, A Streetcar Named Desire and others.

Tickets 020 7433 8988


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS The JW3 Young Professionals programme is kindly supported by The J Isaacs Charitable Trust. Sundays 12 January - 8 March, 8 - 9.30pm

MINDFUL JUDAISM An Empowered Life Through Jewish Wisdom and Meditation with Rabbi Daniel Gigi MEd £12 per session £80 for 8 week course Rabbi Daniel Gigi will guide you through the practices of settling the mind, introspection, visualization, emotional insight, contemplation of Divine names, ethical concepts, mystical ideas and personal Jewish prayer. Feel free to bring your own meditation cushion or blanket. Fridays 7 February, 6 March, 24 April, 22 May, & 19 June, 6.30 - 10pm

Young Professionals FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER £35, £30 Online early bird After a series of sell out young professional Friday night dinners at JW3, we’ve now introduced monthly FNDs for young professionals. Expect top quality food from Zest and great company. It’s sure to be a sell-out so buy your tickets early. This event is suitable for those in their 20s and 30s.


Sunday 15 March, 11am - 1pm

Young Professionals BRUNCH WITH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS £15 per person Continuing our commitment to Holocaust Education this is the opportunity to converse in depth with a Holocaust Survivor over Sunday brunch. Our keynote speaker will be Daniel Snowman, lecturer and historian, who has written widely on the impact refugees made in British culture. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

ISRAELI COMMUNITIES Why not check our Families and Youth section on page 46 for more special Israeli activities? Wednesdays 8 January - 29 April*, *No session 8 & 15 April 7 - 9pm

ISRAELI SINGING GROUP ÂŁ10 per session (First session is free of charge) Join our friendly Community Tzlilondon Israeli Choir. No previous experience in singing is required but a knowledge of Hebrew and an ability to sing Israeli songs is necessary. For bookings:

Gateways Empowering young people through education Gateways is an educational provision that supports vulnerable young people within the Jewish community who are striving to overcome emotional, behavioural and social challenges. We deliver bespoke academic and vocational courses, offering a safe space and hope for the future. Students are either of school age (15 to 17 years) or are young people aged 18 to 25 years, no longer in school and referred to us by external agencies. For more information, please contact Laurence Field on



Give a Gift@JW3

Monday 10 February, 8 - 9.30pm

As part of our ongoing commitment to a range of causes, there will be a permanent collection spot. The items that we collect will be constantly changing to respond to the needs of our charity partners. Please check back at the box office for an up to date list of collectable items.

LET’S TALK TREES with Rabbi Wittenberg Talk, £15 Britain and Ireland have the least forest coverage of any European nation. In the ongoing battle against climate change, trees will play a vital role in preserving the planet for future generations. As Tu B’Shvat goes out, join Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Around the world in 80 Trees author Jonathan Drori, and a host of others for an evening focusing on practical ways to replant, rewild and save our planet. This event is run in partnership with Eco-Synagogue and each ticket purchased will plant one tree in the UK.


Wednesdays 15 January, 18 March, 22 April, 13 May, 10 June & 15 July, 6 - 9pm

CHALLAH FOR HUNGER Workshop, Free Come and volunteer with Challah for Hunger, which brings people together to make a difference through baking and selling challah. The money raised goes to charities Tzedek and Doorstep for the Homeless. The evening includes a light supper and a fun quiz. Members get 10% discount on ticket prices



KNITWITS Workshop, Free Come and join us for our free knitting community group. This is a volunteer led friendly group who meet once a month to knit for enjoyment and/or charity. All levels and ages welcome. Please, check the website for more information.

Wednesday 26 February, 6 - 8pm

HELPFUL HAMANTASCHEN Workshop, Free Enhance your cooking skills and give back to the community by joining with others to create your own hamantaschen. These delicious treats are then sold with all proceeds going to help local and international charities.

To register your interest in coming to these events, please contact



Meal & Discussion

Meal & Discussion

Building on last year’s successful Iftar, JW3 will once again be hosting an Interfaith Iftar. This is the traditional meal to mark the end of a Ramadan fast in the Islamic faith and we will be delighted to invite our Muslim friends to break their fast with us.

Seder night is a very special occasion to many Jewish homes. Passover is a festival full of stories, rituals and custom.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

This will be a wonderful opportunity to share some Jewish food and get to know our neighbours in London.



Friday 24 January, 10.30am

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY Ceremony, Free Join us to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in a moving ceremony which will include keynote speakers, readings and musical interludes on this year’s theme “Stand Together” marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Attendees will include Holocaust Survivors, the Mayor of Camden, dignitaries and representatives from the local community.

Tuesday 25 February, 7.30pm

THE LINE BETWEEN ANTI-ZIONISM AND ANTISEMITISM with Trudy Gold Talk, £20, £16 Online early bird Join Trudy Gold, a lecturer in Holocaust and anti-racist history, in conversation with political figures and a senior Middle Eastern diplomat to discuss the often controversial line between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.

Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Sunday 15 March, 11am - 12.30pm

SECOND GENERATION with Gaby Glassman Workshop, £9 More than 70 years after the Holocaust, children of survivors and refugees will explore together how it has affected their lives. The workshop will be led by Gaby Glassman, a psychologist and psychotherapist who has facilitated second generation and intergenerational groups in the UK and abroad since the 1980s. This session is specifically for the second generation.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

Thursday 19 March, 7.30pm

THE BOY WHO FOLLOWED HIS FATHER INTO AUSCHWITZ with Jeremy Dronfield and Dr Helen Fry Talk, £15, £12 Online early bird Listen to Jeremy Dronfield, Sunday Times bestselling author, in conversation with Dr Helen Fry, talk about the incredible true story of Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann’s unparalleled odyssey of survival.



Mondays 13 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 2 - 3.30pm

CURRENT AFFAIRS (2020) with Paula Kitching £20 per session £176 for 11 week course Start 2020 with Paula and the liveliest discussion group in London. She brilliantly and irreverently tackles new subjects every week. Topics will be generated by you and the issues of the day. Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 1.15 - 2.15pm

ABRAHAM DEBATING CLUB £5 per session Come and debate with fellow students. A wide range of subjects will be chosen by the group.


Mondays 20, 27 January, 3 & 10 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm

ISRAEL CURRENT AFFAIRS with Ian Lucas £20 per session £64 for 4 week course Join Ian Lucas to look at the weekly news and developments in Israel. Ian will share his expertise to help make sense of the sensational headlines and delve into the little known small print.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

CLASSES & COURSES TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Tuesdays 21 January - 11 February, 2 - 3.30pm

Wednesday 22 January, 2 - 3.30pm

ISLAM: Fact or Fiction with Mehri Niknam MBE

ISRAEL vs IRAN with Jonathan Paris

£20 per session £64 for 4 week course

£20, £16 Online early bird

In a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to Islam, we will examine and discuss the birth of Islam, the life of its Prophet, Mohammad, and its holy book the Qur’an. Mehri Niknam, an Iranianborn Jew, has been a senior consultant in Jewish-Muslim relations for over 25 years. Her academic field is “Comparative Judaism and Islam in the Middle Ages”.

Israel’s most serious regional challenge emanates from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Israel faces Iran and its proxies on nearly all of its borders. How close is Iran to a nuclear weapon and is the US or Israel more likely to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities? Is Iran having a bomb worse than going to war with Iran? 2020 promises to be a pivotal year in this escalating conflict with key players in political transition. Tuesdays 14, 21, 28 January & 4 February, 7.30 - 9pm

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF A SUNDAY TIMES WAR CORRESPONDENT: A Personal account with Uzi Mahnaimi £20 per session £64 for 4 week course Most people read and watch the reports of war correspondents from around the world. But very little is known about what’s going on behind-the-scenes of this highly dangerous work. This course will delve deep into Uzi’s 19 years’ experience as a war correspondent for the Sunday Times. He will discuss the daily struggle with untrusted - sometimes dangerous - stringers, the pressure from state run intelligence services to produce what is called today “fake news”, and the love-hate relationship between the war correspondent and the Foreign Desk editors far away in London. Tickets 020 7433 8988


The Polish Government in Exile during the Second World War, 1941


Tuesday 28 January, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Monday 20 January, 7.30 - 9pm

THE POLISH GOVERNMENT IN EXILE with Professor Antony Polonsky and Dr Mordecai Paldiel £20, £16 Online early bird October 2019 marked the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Polish governmentin-exile. To mark the occasion this January JW3 and the Polish Embassy will host a panel discussion about the role the government-in-exile played in informing the world about the Holocaust.


TRANSFORMING THE LANDSCAPE OF MENTAL HEALTH with Adam Dawson, Barrister and Chair of Jami’s Board of Trustees, Dr Ellie Cannon, NHS GP, author and Mail on Sunday Doctor, Rabbi Miriam Berger, Finchley Reform Synagogue, Laurence Field, Head of Gateways at JW3 and Laurie Rackind, Jami’s Chief Executive £10, £7 Online early bird Join Jami, The Mental Health Service for our Community, together with JW3 for a panel discussion to mark The Mental Health Awareness Shabbat.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

CLASSES & COURSES TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Wednesday 5 February, 3 - 4.30pm

HAMPTON COURT PALACE with Stephen Burstin £20, £16 Online early bird Historian Stephen Burstin recounts the story of Hampton Court Palace, favourite home of the notorious King Henry VIII and his six (unfortunate) wives. We will explore the amazing surviving Tudor kitchens, the magnificent State Rooms, the exquisite Chapel Royal and the very spot where Henry regularly prayed.

Wednesday 5 February, 7.30 - 9pm

Annual Spiro Tribute: DREAMS AND REALITIES OF THE ZIONIST REVOLUTION with Professor Uriel Reichman £15, £12 Online early bird Join us for the Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture where Professor Reichman will explore the identity crisis facing Israel in current times. Will Israel continue to be a liberal democracy, or will it take on a non-liberal form based on the interests of the ultra-Orthodox? The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture is sponsored by the Pears Foundation to celebrate the tremendous work of Robin and Nitza Spiro, and their contribution to Jewish cultural life in Britain over the last 40+ years.

Tickets 020 7433 8988


CLASSES & COURSES TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Thursday 13 February, 7.30 - 9pm

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE 2020 with Hagai Segal £20, £16 Online early bird Hagai will explore and explain the latest developments from the ever-tumultuous Middle-East, including Syria, Iran and Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Thursday 12 March, 7.30 - 9pm Wednesday 4 March, 7.30 - 9pm

THE STARTUP NATION EXAMINED: The (Mostly) Good, The Bad and The Ugly with Professor Avi Weiss £20, £16 Online early bird The high-tech industry is the source of one quarter of Israel’s income tax revenues and a major portion of the added value of Israeli exports. To what extent can we expect employment in Israel’s high-tech industry to grow?


POPULISM, EXTREMISM AND THE BATTLE FOR DEMOCRACY with Hagai Segal £20, £16 Online early bird An exploration of political extremism today, from populism and nativism in the US to the rise of the Far-Right and FarLeft in Europe and globally. What does it mean for democracy, political stability and for the citizens of the world today?

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

Wednesday 1 April, 7.30 - 9pm

WAR & PEACE IN THE MIDDLE-EAST: The Latest Developments with Hagai Segal £20, £16 Online early bird What has 2020 brought to the Middle East? Hagai will take you through the area looking at all the latest developments.

Wednesday 25 March, 11am - 7pm

EXPLORING BELIEF: 3rd Religion in the Media Festival £25, £20 Online early bird The third Religion in the Media festival, like its predecessors, is packed full of stand-out keynote speakers, in-depth discussions and panel talks delving into all aspects of the presentation of religion.

Tickets 020 7433 8988


OXFORD SERIES JW3 is delighted to host this series showcasing the Fellows of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish studies. Ticket prices have kindly been subsidised by our sponsor.

Thursday 16 January, 7.30 - 9pm

THE DISRAELI FAMILY AND THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS with Professor Martin Goodman £10, £6 Online early bird Join Professor Martin Goodman to explore a History of the Jews since the first century CE, printed in 1848 as a sequel to the Histories of Josephus, which has recently been revealed as the work of Isaac D’ Israeli, the father of Benjamin Disraeli.


Thursday 30 January, 7.30 - 9pm

DID JESUS SPEAK HEBREW, AND WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? with Professor Jan Joosten £10, £6 Online early bird The possible Hebrew origin of some of Jesus’s sayings throws a new light on their interpretation. While the canonical Greek version bears the mark of early Christian theology, the original Hebrew sayings arguably chime better with contemporary Jewish writings in the same language.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Thursday 23 January, 7.30 - 9pm

WHY JEWS PRAY with Dr Jeremy Schonfield £10, £6 Online early bird This talk will explore what the verbal medium of prayer itself contributes to the religious experience of Judaism, and how texts depend for their effectiveness on being both understood and misunderstood. Dr Jeremy Schonfield is Supernumerary Fellow of the Oxford Centre, and Reader in Jewish Liturgy at Leo Baeck College, London.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

Thursday 6 February, 7.30 - 9pm

WITH KIND WORDS LEAN TOWARDS HER… Singing for the Groom and Bride in Early Modern Ashkenaz with Dr Diana Matut £10, £6 Online early bird This lecture will explore the traditions of singing during Jewish weddings in Ashkenaz and will answer questions such as: who was allowed to sing what to whom and when; and which repertoire did female singers perform and how? Diana Matut is a Yiddishist, musician, and Jewish Studies scholar.


HISTORY & WORLD AFFAIRS The JW3 World Affairs programme has been kindly sponsored by The Bluston Charitable Settlement, in memory of Lily & David Bluston.

Wednesdays 15 January - 1 April*, *No session 19 February 10.30am - 12.30pm

THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE with Trudy Gold £20 per session £176 for 11 week course Trudy will look at subjects including the Image of the Jew in western civilisation; Peddlers and Aristocrats, Jews and Englishman; Kishinev in 1903; the Golden Medinah and much more. Wednesdays 15 January - 1 April*, *No session 19 February 8 - 9am

Brains at Breakfast: WHAT FUTURE DO JEWS HAVE IN THE DIASPORA with Trudy Gold £30 per session £250 for 11 week course In these first months of 2020 Trudy will discuss a lachrymose view of Jewish history. Hellenism versus Judaism, Bar Kochba & Ben Zakkai. She will address whether the Golden Ages were so Golden and look at Jewish modernity and its discontent and much more. Includes a light breakfast. 36

Tuesdays 14, 21 & 28 January, 10.30am - 12.30pm

NEVER AGAIN: Genocides of the 20th Century with Clive Lawton OBE £20 per session £60 for 3 week course Genocide is a term coined in the 1940s specifically to describe the Holocaust, and soon after the slogan ‘Never Again’ was born. But we now know that we’ve missed that boat. This short course will examine a few, both incontrovertible genocides like that in Rwanda and, of course, the Holocaust itself, and more disputable ones in a variety of places over the centuries. Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 10.45am - 12.45pm

THE BALTIC REGION: 1700-2100 with William Tyler MBE £20 per session £176 for 11 week course

Tuesdays 14 January - 31 March*, *No session 18 February 10.30am - 12.30pm

DEBATES & DILEMMAS with Trudy Gold £20 per session £176 for 11 week course Trudy will delve into and discuss the dilemmas of the last 200 years and how notable individuals reacted to them. By looking at different pairs of lives and at the major trends, she will examine how different individuals responded to historical events. This will include: Disraeli & Herzl, Who are the Heroes, Restless Cosmopolitans, Mendelssohn and His Children and many more. Tickets 020 7433 8988

The Baltic has been linked to England from the earliest times as a trading partner and yet we know relatively little of its rich history. In this course we shall seek to understand more of this history from the rise of Sweden as a European superpower through to the regional co-operation of today. Tuesdays 25 February - 24 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm

REMARKABLE WOMEN with Clive Lawton OBE £20 per session £80 for 5 week course Too frequently, history and human achievement is seen through the prism of male achievement. In this five week course we will explore the lives and achievements of a number of remarkable women who have changed the courses of human history. 37


Tuesdays 25 February - 31 March, 7.30 - 8.30pm

Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 2.15 - 3.45pm

AMSTERDAM: City Of Water And Commerce with William Tyler MBE £20 per session £176 for 11 week course Amsterdam is a lot more than canals and bicycles. Its history stretches back to a 12th century fishing village, before turning itself into a great European commercial centre in the late 16th century.

MASTERS IN JEWISH HISTORY: A Taster Course with Trudy Gold £90 for 6 week course If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking a masters course but want to test the waters first, then this is the series for you. Essential information to become well informed in the areas of Jewish history, culture and the Middle East. We’ll be launching our masters in the Autumn and this will give an insight into the course content. The course is restricted to the first 20 applicants.

Wednesdays 29 January - 25 March*, *No session 19 February 4.30 - 5.30pm

GET CONNECTED Workshop, Free Learn how to tweet, text, Skype, post a picture on Instagram and set up your own Facebook account. As well as all of this, you can also learn how to order your weekly shop online, catch up with your favourite TV shows online, and much more. Taught by volunteers from South Hampstead High School, trained by JW3.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Mondays 13 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 10am - noon

Wednesdays 15 January - 1 April*, *No session 19 February 10am - noon

BODY & SOUL with Angela Gluck £176 for 11 week course Start 2020 with Angela as she asks “We know we have a body but do we have a soul?” In this course Angela will explore changing approaches to the soul from ancient to modern times, examining the rabbinic focus on our physical lives and the Jewish understanding of holiness.

Daily made pizza, fresh and vibrant salads and rugelach to make your mouth water – all here at Zest Café. Tickets 020 7433 8988



WINTER/SPRING 2020 LANGUAGES TERM DATES Mondays to Sundays 5 January - 2 April Half Term 14 - 21 February There are 12 sessions this term. 11 sessions for Tuesday mornings. MONDAYS


*Starting 14 January 7.15 - 9.15pm Hebrew Not Quite Beginners (Term II)

10am - 12noon

7.15 - 9.15pm

10am - 12noon

French Very Advanced Conversation

New Hebrew Total Beginners

Hebrew Intermediate I (Term II)

Patricia Zerah

Esti Levene

Nurit Gance



7.15 - 9.15pm

10am - 12noon

7.15 - 9.15pm

Hebrew Beginners I

French Intermediate III

Hebrew Beginners I

Kimi Waxman

Patricia Zerah

Ronit First-Kavisky




8 - 10pm

10am - 12.30pm

7.15 - 9.15pm

7 - 9pm

Hebrew Advanced III

Hebrew Beginners II

Hebrew Very Advanced Conversation

Haggit Inbar-Littas

French Advanced Conversation

Liat Aharonovich

Haggit Inbar-Littas


Patricia Zerah



£216 10am - 12noon Hebrew Not Quite Beginners Haggit Inbar-Littas


Kimi Waxman £216

£216 7 - 9pm Hebrew Beginners I (Term II)

8 - 10pm

Tami Dayan-Zedek

Hebrew Intermediate I (Term II)


Osnat Blauer-Rivlin £216


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


To find out which level will be best for you, please visit or contact Haggit Inbar-Littas: 020 7433 8972. WEDNESDAYS



10am - 12noon

7 - 9pm

10am - 12noon

10am - 12noon

Hebrew Intermediate (Term III)

Hebrew Beginners II (Term III)

Hebrew Beginners II (Term II)

Hebrew Beginners II

Haggit Inbar-Littas

Liat Aharonovich

Haggit Inbar-Littas


Ronit First-Kavisky



10am - 12noon

7.15 - 9.15pm

7 - 9pm

Hebrew Advanced II (Term ii)

Hebrew Not Quite Beginners

Hebrew Beginners III

Hebrew Intermediate III (Term III)

Nurit Gance

Esti Levene

Tami Dayan-Zedek

Rina Wolgroh-Zolty





10am - 12.30pm

7.30 - 9.30pm

Hebrew Intermediate III (Term II)

Hebrew Intermediate III (Term II)

Rina Gurvitz

Nurit Gance




11am - 1pm

7.30 - 9.30pm Hebrew Beginners I (Term II) Liat Aharonovich £216

7.15 - 9.15pm Hebrew Not Quite Beginners ---- ----

Tickets 020 7433 8988



Fridays 10 January - 3 April*, *No session 21 February 9.15 - 10am

SHE MOVES: A mindful movement class for women £13 per session £145 for 12 week course £132 Online early bird This movement class is designed and intended for all women who want to find joy in movement. We will uncover new ways to move, stretch, think and re-enjoy our bodies using mindfulness, creative movement and dance techniques. Babies welcome and a chance to meet new mothers and make friends!


Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 9.30 - 10.30am

PILATES with Ronelle Solomon £13 per session £50 for any 5 sessions Pilates improves posture, enhances muscle tone and body shape, and helps correct muscle imbalances and weaknesses.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Mondays 13 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 10.30 - 11.30am

Wednesdays 15 January - 1 April*, *No session 19 February 10.30 - 11.30am

FELDENKRAIS with Orna Dale Eliashev

FELDENKRAIS GOLD with Orna Dale Eliashev

£13 per session

£13 per session £110 for any 11 sessions

January 2020 is a good time to do The Feldenkrais Method - a gentle approach designed to bring about a greater ease, flexibility and range in our movements. Reaching deep, the method promotes a sense of well-being, relaxation and better focus.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

In 2020 Feldenkrais Gold offers a lighter, more subtle range from the regular Feldenkrais classes at JW3, suitable for people who struggle with pain or restrictive injury.



Krav Maga is widely recognised as the world’s most effective form of self-defence. Originating in Israel, it was created in the belief that we all have the right to walk in peace. Our courses will give participants the skills and experience to do just that. It is fun, quick to learn and easy to retain. It is particularly useful in practical situations, and will keep you fit. London Krav Maga was established in 1996 and is affiliated to the official Krav Maga Global (KMG) based in Netanya, Israel. We only use Israeli-trained and registered instructors using a rigorously tested syllabus. For more information, term dates, registration and payment please visit the London Krav Maga website: Any other questions please email Please note that all courses are booked per season and cannot be booked on a per session basis. Mondays 13 January - 30 March, 4.15 - 5pm Ages 8-10 5 - 6pm Ages 11-13 6 - 7pm Ages 14-17


Tuesdays 14 January - 31 March, 4.15 - 5pm Ages 8-10 5 - 6pm Ages 11-13 6 - 7pm Ages 14-17



£169 for the 12 week course

£42 per month

Krav Maga is easy to learn and retain. Israeli-trained and registered instructors teach you how to defend yourself against attacks in the street as well as how to fight back. Plus, learn to respond quickly under stress. Instructors are trained and qualified to teach these age-groups.

The classes will further develop striking and defensive abilities, as well as mental awareness of conflict situations, and provide the opportunity for students to continue to progress through the grades. Instructors are trained and qualified to teach these age-groups. Tickets


Sundays 12 January - 29 March, 10 - 11.20am

WOMEN’S FOUNDATION £195 for the 12 week course Learn how to defend yourself against common threats and attacks in all types of environments and gain the skills to fight back. We only use Israeli trained and registered instructors, specifically qualified to teach women, using gender appropriate methods and material. Suitable for ages 16+. Sundays 12 January - 5 April, 11.30am - 12.50pm Thursdays 9 January - 2 April, 8.20 - 9.30pm

WOMEN’S INTERMEDIATE Fee paid monthly (Price varies according to number of classes taken per week). For women over 16 who have completed the Foundation Course. Learn more skills to defend yourself and fight back with registered Israeli-trained instructors.


Sundays 12 January - 29 March, 7 - 8.30pm Thursdays 9 January - 26 March, 7 - 8.10pm

ADULT FOUNDATION £195 for the 12 week course Our instructors give beginners the basics of the theory and practice of Krav Maga – teaching you how to defend yourself against all manner of attacks as well as how to fight back. Students will emerge stronger, fitter, faster and more confident. Sundays to Wednesdays, all year

PRACTITIONER & GRADUATE PROGRAMMES For students who have completed our Foundation Course (or who have prior experience) the Practitioner Programme (grades 1-5) is the next step. There are seven sessions per week to choose from split by level. Fees are payable by month and depend on payment options chosen. The Graduate Programme is for students who have completed the Practitioner Programme. For details see:


FAMILIES & YOUTH FAMILY SUNDAYS Sunday 19 January, 3.30 - 4.30pm

Ages under 5

Jump, Jive and Jiggle! FAMILY DISCO £8 per child £5 per sibling Jump, Jive and Jiggle! Dance those January blues away with the perfect bop for you and your little ones.

Sunday 5 April, 11am - 1pm

Ages 2-7

PRE-PESACH PARADISE PARTY £12.50 per child, including lunch Free for adults Escape the Pesach cleaning by coming to our Pre-Pesach Paradise Party. Dance, play and go on a treasure hunt around JW3. Get rewarded with a Pizza & Pasta lunch, a lovely chametz treat!


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Sunday 8 March, 2 - 4.30pm

Ages 2-8

PARTY ON PURIM! Celebrating our Everyday Heroes £9 per child, free for children under 1, £4 per adult, £24 per family of 4, £30 per family of 5 Who is your Hero? This Purim we are celebrating our Heroes like Esther and all the everyday heroes that help us in our day to day life. You can make a police car, put out a fire, be a doctor, teach a class. Plus can you be brave and taste test different hamantaschen? Or jump high on the bouncy castle and show off your dance moves at our Purim Party? Come dressed as your everyday hero or any fancy dress.

Sunday 8 March, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Imahot V’Avot PURIM Children free £5 per adult Imahot v’Avot is a social group for families who have one or more parent who identify as Jewish and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning (LGBTQQ). Join us after Party On Purim! for more hamantaschen, refreshments and Purim fun. Great opportunity to meet other like-minded families, share experiences and celebrate Purim! Tickets 020 7433 8988



Sunday 9 February

BOOKNIKS Children’s Book Festival

Draw, write, read, play, build, fix and create with us. From two to teens and everything in between: Bookniks, JW3’s annual children’s book festival is back! This year’s theme is the environment and coincides with Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year for Trees. We’ll be celebrating the books we love and the trees that made them as we turn JW3 into an enchanted forest full of inspiring stories and challenging tales. Discover people saving the planet, enjoy a pop-up bookshop from West End Lane Books, free workshops inspired by nature and take part in some hands-on social action to really connect your family to the natural world around us.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


11 - 11.45am

Ages 7+

LAUREN CHILD: Meet Clarice Bean £8 per person

1.30 - 2.15pm

Ages 7+

ANDY STANTON: Historical Inaccuracy Guaranteed £8 per person

1 - 1.45pm

Ages 6+

KATE PANKHURST: Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet £6 per person

ALSO FEATURING... 11.30am - 12.15pm Ages 9+ HELEN PETERS: Anna at War £6 per person 12noon - 12.45pm Ages 5+ FRANN PRESTONGANNON: I am the seed that grew the tree

2 - 2.45pm

Ages 5+

HELEN PETERS: An Otter called Pebble £6 per person 3 - 3.45pm

Ages 4+

BENJI DAVIES: Meet Tad the Tadpole £6 per person

2 - 4.30pm

Ages 2+

CRAFTERNOON Free 2.30 - 3.15pm

Ages 8-11

REBEL CLUB Free 10.30 & 11.30am

Ages 2+

PJ Library Storytelling and Illustration Workshop Free

£6 per person

All children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, unless otherwise stated. Tickets 020 7433 8988





Sunday 2 February, 1.30 - 2.30pm

Ages 4-7

Orna Porat Children’s Theatre: THE TOWN MOUSE & THE COUNTRY MOUSE £5 per child £4 per adult The Orna Porat Theatre for Children and youth is returning to JW3 after a sell-out performance last year. Bobby and Chopchik are two mice that grow up as best friends, until their ways separate - Bobby lives in the big city, and Chopchik settles into nature, in the open field. Join us for a delightful tale of friendship, respect, celebrating differences, and the two most adorable mice you’ll ever see. Show in Ivrit. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Sunday 16 February, 3 - 4.15pm

Ages 3-8

Sunday 5 April, 3 - 4.15pm

Ages 3-8

K’mo B’bayit TU B’SHVAT

K’mo B’bayit PESACH

£8 per child, £7 Online early bird Free for siblings under 1 Free for adults

£8 per child, £7 Online early bird Free for siblings under 1 Free for adults

An Israeli family get-together especially for Tu B’Shvat! Join us as we celebrate the Jewish New Year for Trees. There will be Israeli music, songs and games plus more festival surprises. We’ll meet with old and new friends, enjoy some family time and feel at home. Session in Ivrit.

Join us for a little bit of Israel as we get ready for Pesach. We will see how fast we clean the house, whilst enjoying Israeli music, songs and games. Meet up with old and new friends and enjoy some family time. Session in Ivrit. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Tickets 020 7433 8988





For ages

For ages


Thursdays 9 January - 2 April*, *No session 13 and 20 February 4.30 - 6pm Tuesdays 7 January - 31 March*, *No session 18 February 4 - 4.45pm

SHA’AT SIPUR £8 per session £85 for the 12 week course £80 Online early bird Would you like your children to develop their confidence in speaking Hebrew, enrich their vocabulary and connect with Israeli culture? Come along to this specially-designed class where children can practice the spoken language in an enjoyable way, through new and classic Israeli stories, music, movement and games.


TZOFIKEFF Suitable for year groups 2 & 3. Come and join the Tzofim once a week for lively and fun Hebrew activities. We combine Jewish and universal values that educate children towards friendship and acceptance. And it’s all done within an Israeli environment. Every week, we run a different and exciting programme –themes like adventure, nature, helping others, Jewish festivals and much more – all in Hebrew. This is a drop-off event. For more information and to book, contact:

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

FRENCH FAMILIES Sunday 1 March, 4.30 - 5.30pm

Session in


Ages 3+

THE GREAT PURIM BAKE-OFF £8 per person £7 Online early bird Join us for a hands on baking workshop. Have a go at making hamantaschen and a traditional French recipe, plus meet other French Families. Session in French. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

You may also be interested in French Fun with Club Petit Pierrot (p56 & 60)

RUSSIAN FAMILIES Sunday 1 March, 2 - 3.45pm

Session in


All ages

THE GREAT GET TOGETHER £10 per child £8.50 Online early bird Something for all the family: Take part in an expert masterclass or an adorable interactive puppet show for your little ones. We conclude with a great gettogether where you can meet old and new friends. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Tickets 020 7433 8988



For ages


Our series of themed craft activities for children and their families on Sunday afternoons. Free entry, donations are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 12 January, 2 - 4.30pm

CHAGALL WINDOWS Russian Art Inspired by brilliant RussianFrench artist Marc Chagall create your own beautiful window. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Sunday 19 January, 2 - 4.30pm

CHINESE LANTERNS (Chinese New Year) Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making your own traditional lanterns.

Sunday 26 January, 2 - 4.30pm

SHARE YOUR MEMOIRES and make a Memory Box Make and design your very own memory box to keep all your memories safe.

Sunday 2 February, 2 - 4.30pm


Sunday 9 February, 2 - 4.30pm

Sunday 15 March, 2 - 4.30pm



Learn to make beautiful flowers out of old magazines.

What’s better than a receiving a homemade card?

Sunday 16 February, 2 - 4.30pm

DESIGN YOUR OUTFIT Celebrating London Fashion week, design an outfit fit for the catwalk!

Sunday 23 February, 2 - 4.30pm

Sunday 22 March, 2 - 4.30pm

SPRING FEST Finally spring is here! Make your own flowers and plants to celebrate.

Sunday 29 March, 2 - 4.30pm



Personalise your own keepsake treasure book with PJ Library.

Take part in the Islamic equivalent of Mitzvah Day to support a local charity.

Sunday 5 April, 2 - 4.30pm Sunday 1 March, 2 - 4.30pm

PURIM MASKS & GRAGGERS Get ready for Purim by making your French style mask and noise maker.

MAKE YOUR OWN SEDER PLATE Create a personalised and unique Seder Plate of your own.

Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Decorate your own Israeli lucky charm. Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

Looking for a venue to help your simcha sparkle? We know that your event has to be spot-on. From simchas to conferences, parties to private dining, we’ve got you covered. We offer award-winning Glatt kosher catering in a range of spaces, including a 270-seat auditorium, restaurant, meeting rooms and a 60-seat cinema. | | 020 7433 8945 *Simcha Yiddish noun meaning festive occasion or party. Tickets[Sim-ch-a]: 020 7433 8988



For ages


Mondays 13 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 10 - 10.45am Ages 1-3 Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 3.15 - 4pm Ages 2-5

FRENCH FUN with Club Petit Pierrot Now your child can learn or improve their French in a fun and interactive way with the Club Petit Pierrot immersion programme. Multi-sensory activities including singing, dancing, games, arts & crafts and worksheets for the older group - all in French. Sessions are led by a native French teacher and are suitable for all levels of French. Booking: 020 7385 5565

Tuesdays 7 January - 31 March*, *No session 18 February 9.40 - 10.30am Ages 15months-5 or 10.50 - 11.40am Ages 15months-5

THE CREATION STATION £11 per session £125 for 12 week course £115 Online early bird The Creation Station is an award-winning “Exploration” art class for toddlers. The perfect solution for all your child’s creative needs. Each class is themed around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). Children will use a wide range of arts and crafts materials to create something lovely to take home.

Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Thursdays 9 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 10 - 11.30am Ages under 5

JW3 PLAYGROUP with Ilana Banana £7 per session £80 for 12 week course £75 Online early bird Join us every Thursday morning for some informal play, songs, games, chat and activities for the little ones. Each week we will also be holding a mini Shabbat service with Challah and Shabbat songs. Fridays 10 January - 3 April*, *No session 21 February 10am - 11.15am

Fridays 10 January - 3 April*, *No session 21 February 10am - noon Ages under 5 Ages 1-5

SHABBABOOM: Music and Baking for Families £10 per session £110 for the 12 week course £100 Online early bird Everyone is invited for our special Friday morning celebration - we will start by rolling, braiding and baking challah! Then join together for an interactive Shabbat singalong and games.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

AMAZING TOTS: Developmental Play Group for Children with Disabilities Free A developmental stay and play session for under 5s aimed specifically at children aged 0-2 years, who have a disability or developmental delay. The group focuses on supporting early language and communication development. To book and for more information please contact or 0207 359 3635.



Sundays 19 January - 15 March*, *No session 16 February 10.15 - 11am Ages under 5

FAMILY MUSIC TIME with KangaRooKids £10 per session £75 for 8 week course £70 Online early bird Why have a lie-in, go for (another) walk or try to read the paper, when you can easily turn your Sunday morning into an extraordinary musical adventure for all the family? Join us at JW3 for family fun time with KangaRooKids. Each Sunday we will go on a magical journey full of puppets, interactive storytelling, instruments, parachute play, bubbles and lots and lots of bouncing around! KangaRooKids will ignite your little one’s imagination and help to build their confidence in a fun and energetic way.


Mondays 6 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 3.50 - 4.30pm Ages 3-5

STREET DANCE £10 per session £110 for 12 week course £102 Online early bird A fun introductory class to dance. Perfect for your little ones who love to move! The coolest (child friendly) music plays while technique, choreography and performance are taught and developed. Excellent way to learn rhythm and improve memory, co-ordination and muscle tone. I.D.T.A Dance examinations optional. For a trial session please call box office. The term has now started, to buy tickets for the rest of the term please call box office. Course discounts available if you buy the whole term at the start.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Tuesdays 7 January - 31 March*, *No session 18 February 4 - 4.45pm Ages 2-4

DEBUTOTS Early Years Drama £13 per session £145 for 12 week course £132 Online early bird Interactive storytelling and dramatic play sessions designed to increase confidence, improve listening, ignite imaginations and nurture a love of language and stories. Each week’s session is based on a new and exciting interactive story unique to Debutots, and includes drama, a themed movement to music exercise, action songs, plus fun with bubbles and the parachute.

Tickets 020 7433 8988

Thursdays 23 January - 26 March*, *No session 20 and 27 February 4.15 - 5.15pm Ages 2-5

JW3 COOKING TOGETHER £14 per session £108 for 8 week course £105 Online early bird Every week children have fun with handson recipes inspired by different cultures and traditions and are encouraged to learn about vitamins and nutrients within our food as well as practice their fine motor skills and cooking techniques.



For ages

5-13 Thursdays 16 January - 2 April*, *No session 20 February 4.15 - 5.15pm Ages 5-8

FRENCH FUN with Club Petit Pierrot Now your child can learn or improve their French in a fun and interactive way with the Club Petit Pierrot immersion programme. Multi-sensory activities including singing, dancing, games, arts & crafts and worksheets for the older group - all in French. Sessions are led by a native French teacher and are suitable for all levels of French. Booking: 020 7385 5565 Supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. Mondays 6 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 4.45 - 5.30pm Ages 5-8

NEVERLAND’S ART ADVENTURE £13 per session £150 for 12 week course £143 Online early bird Join the Neverland Events team every week where they will be creating amazing arts and crafts through magical themes! Diving with mermaids, riding with knights or treasure hunting with pirates, each week the class will explore a different theme and enjoy character building games, teamwork activities and magical arts and crafts.


Mondays 6 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 4.30 - 5.15pm Ages 6-9 5.15 - 6pm Ages 10-14

STREET DANCE £10 per session £110 for 12 week course £102 Online early bird Learn dance moves from locking and popping to shuffling and flossing in this inspirational street dance class. For a trial session please call box office. The term has now started, to buy tickets for the rest of the term please call box office. Course discounts available if you buy the whole term at the start. Members get 10% discount on ticket prices

FAMILIES & YOUTH KIDS ZONE Mondays 6 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 5.30 - 6.30pm Ages 8-11

Wednesdays 26 February, 4, 11, 18, 25 March & 1 April, 4.45 - 5.30pm Ages 8-11



£11 per session £125 for 12 week course £120 Online early bird

£6 per session £32 for 6 week course

Now in over 10 schools across London, Creative Kid are coming to JW3 offering a course to build confidence and selfesteem through lots of creativity. Explore songwriting, singing, poetry, writing stories whilst having tons of fun.

A creative book club inspired by ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’ and other similar titles. Be inspired by extraordinary people throughout history who have overcome obstacles to follow their passion. Use different creative skills including art, drama and songwriting to explore their story whilst building confidence, self-belief and the ability to make a difference. Watch out for Rebel Club at Bookniks on 9 February and Party on Purim! on 8 March. Supported by:


Monday 17 - Friday 21 February, 9.30am - 3.30pm



at jw3 with infinite jest £180 for the whole week, £170 Online early bird £37.50 per day

Join us for an action packed week. Each day experts from Infinite Jest Theatre Company, run specialist drama-based workshops, where children will learn to develop a new skill. Led by highly skilled actors who regularly perform at the National Theatre. There will also be games, activities and crafting, and of course we will be providing a nutritious and delicious kosher lunch and snacks from our restaurant, Zest. Tickets 020 7433 8988

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Sundays, 5 - 6.30pm or 6.30 - 8pm

Project ImpACT Want to make the world a better place, and help others less fortunate? Make a difference and volunteer! Project ImpACT Ambassadors in Year 12-13 can apply to help lead sessions. Project ImpACT offers impactful volunteering opportunities for teens, supporting Jewish and non Jewish charities for years 8-11. Volunteering hours can be counted towards the Duke of Edinburgh award and other awards. Sign up today and start your volunteering journey. For more information, contact:


Sundays, 7 - 9pm

BBYO Mercaz BBYO is the BBYO chapter based at JW3, meeting every Sunday evening for a range of fun and thought-provoking activities in a welcoming atmosphere. Turn up any week you want - first time’s free! For more info including dates, go to our website at

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


Mondays 13 January - 30 March, 4.15 - 5pm Ages 8-10 5 - 6pm Ages 11-13 6 - 7pm Ages 14-16

Tuesdays 14 January - 31 March, 4.15 - 5pm Ages 8-10 5 - 6pm Ages 11-13 6 - 7pm Ages 14-16



£169 for the 12 week course

£42 per month

Krav Maga is easy to learn and retain. Israeli-trained and registered instructors teach you how to defend yourself against attacks in the street as well as how to fight back. Plus, learn to respond quickly under stress. Instructors are trained and qualified to teach these age-groups.

The classes will further develop striking and defensive abilities, as well as mental awareness of conflict situations, and provide the opportunity for students to continue to progress through the grades. Instructors are trained and qualified to teach these age-groups.

For more information, please visit the London Krav Maga website: Any other questions please email

Tickets 020 7433 8988


PARENTING BUMPS Thursdays 9 January - 6 February, 7.30 - 9.30pm Thursdays 13 February - 12 March, 7.30 - 9.30pm 19 March - 7 April, 7.30 - 9.30pm Thursdays 23 April - 21 May, 7.30 - 9.30pm

ANTENATAL CLASSES with Bump and Baby Club ÂŁ230 per couple

Tuesdays 7 January - 11 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm Mondays 3 February - 9 March, 1 - 3pm Tuesdays 25 February - 31 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm

NCT Early Days Postnatal Group Meet a network of local parents whilst gaining useful and practical knowledge for those with babies aged six weeks to six months. To book a place please contact or on 0208 752 2472.


Feel confident, prepared and excited for the arrival of your baby and gain a new set of friends to share the journey with. Our invaluable antenatal course for expectant mums and dads covers everything you need to know about labour, birth and the early days of parenthood, including baby first aid. For booking:

Sundays 12 January, 16 February, 22 March & 16 April, 9.30am - 1.30pm

HYPNOBIRTHING with Bump and Baby Club ÂŁ170 per couple Our four-hour complete Hypnobirthing course focuses on building confidence surrounding birth, alongside breathing, massage and visualisation techniques to maximise your chances of having a calm, comfortable labour and birth.

Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


BABIES AND TODDLERS Sunday 19 January, 3.15 - 4pm

CHILDCARE OPTIONS EXPLAINED with Riverside Cares £10 per person £16 per couple Childminder, au pair, live in/out nanny, nursery… we know it’s a minefield. Get a good understanding of your options and how to prepare yourself and your child for this important change.

Wednesday 15 January or Thursday 12 March, 10am - 12noon

FEEDING BABIES AND TODDLERS: How to help your baby become a confident eater with Jill Wheatcroft of Riverside Cares £30 per person £54 per couple Jill Wheatcroft of Riverside Care will look into baby-led weaning, faddy eaters, food allergies, transitioning from breast feeding and other food related issues.

Wednesdays 22 & 29 January, 12 February, 4, 11 & 18 March, 10.30 - 11.30am

BABYBRAINS: Neuroscience for Happy Families £30 per session £150 for the 6 week course This unique science-based parenting course gives you the tools to take on the parenting journey as an exciting adventure. Designed by local neuroscientist mum-of-three Dr Silvia Dalvit Menabe and endorsed by Prof. Mark Johnson from Cambridge University. Knowing about your baby’s brain development will allow you to be a more effective and balanced parent, responding adequately to your child’s unique set of constraints and resources.

Neuroscience for Happy Families

Tickets 020 7433 8988

What goes on in my Baby’s Brain?


Discover the answer and become a better parent along the way! The only Parenting course endorsed by Prof Mark Johnson, director of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, is at JW3 every Wednesday 10:30am-12noon. Come with or without your child for an hour of fun and interactive learning. Topics include Attachment, Discipline, Manipulation, Independence and more. 6-sessions subscription or one-off tickets available. Partners go FREE.

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Mondays 6 January - 30 March*, *No session 17 February 1 - 2pm Ages 3 months-walking

BABY YOGA with The Baby Yoga Company £12 per session £132 for 12 week course £126 Online early bird Stretch, strengthen and relax with your baby as you do especially-adapted yoga exercises which enhance your bond with your baby and are beneficial for both parent and baby alike.

Sunday 19 January, 1 - 3pm

BABY AND CHILD FIRST AID with Riverside Cares

Wednesday 5 February, 10am - 12noon

BABY SLEEP CLINIC with Victoria Rose £30 per person Free for partner Sleep deprived? We are here to help. Suitable for parents and carers of babies aged 10 weeks to 18 months, our Baby Sleep Clinic, led by Sleep Consultant Victoria Rose, provides an opportunity for some gentle sleep solutions for your little one.

£30 per person £54 per couple This essential two hour session teaches baby and child first aid as well as providing a wonderful opportunity for parents to come together and meet other new parents.


Members get 10% discount on ticket prices


FOR PARENTS Every Monday, 10.30am

BABYKINO Baby-friendly Cinema £5 per ticket Just for parents and carers accompanied by a baby under 1. Baby-friendly screenings of new releases in our state of the art cinema. No need to worry about feeding or crying with our relaxing atmosphere. Just for parents and carers bringing a baby under one. Plus, show your Babykino ticket at Zest to get a hot drink and slice of cake for £4.

Monday 13 January, 8 - 9.30pm

Fridays 10 January - 3 April*, *No session 21 February 9.15 - 10am

SHE MOVES: A mindful movement class for women £13 per session £145 for 12 week course £132 Online early bird This movement class is designed and intended for all women who want to find joy in movement. We will uncover new ways to move, stretch, think and re-enjoy our bodies using mindfulness, creative movement and dance techniques. Babies welcome and a chance to meet new mothers and make friends! Tickets 020 7433 8988

NAVIGATING THE 11+ JOURNEY: A talk with Dee Francken and Gabriella Wagerman £17, £15 Online early bird Dee Francken, Education Consultant and former headmistress of North London Collegiate Junior School, will speak in depth about 11+ and 13+ entrance exams, their requirements and her own personal advice. Together with Gabriella Wagerman, experienced 11+ tutor, she will discuss in depth the key considerations when selecting a school for your child to move on to. Suitable for parents of children in years 3, 4 and 5.


JW3 would like to thank our generous donors FOUNDATION BENEFACTOR Clore Duffield Foundation JW3 Capital Campaign Major Benefactors

JW3 Capital Campaign Supporters

Sir Trevor Chinn CVO & Lady Susan Chinn CBE City Bridge Trust Dr Naim Dangoor CBE z”l Sir Mick & Lady Barbara Davis The Dorfman Foundation Caroline Elton & Andrew Franklin Alan & Sabine Howard International Charitable Fund Richard & Pamela Jacobs David & Denise Joseph Clive & Helene Kahn Klein & Cantor Families The Morris Leigh Foundation Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Foundation Harold & Nicola Pasha Pears Foundation The Rayne Trust David & Alex Rhodes Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe Family of Mr Basil Sandelson Donald Sussman Nick Viner & Victoria Boyarsky Garfield Weston Foundation

Susan Bernerd MBE & Roger Samuel Moss Diane & Roy Dantzic Dwek Family Charitable Trust Clare & David Kershaw Lord & Lady Kestenbaum In memory of Pauline & Lennie Lander The Jonathan Levy & Charles Rifkind Charitable Settlement Philippa & Richard Mintz Edna & Mandy Moross Deborah Querub & Eitan Schwartz Jamie & Joey Ritblat The Wigoder Family Foundation Derek & Deborah Zissman

JW3 Capital Campaign Benefactors Richard & Patricia Beecham Elliot Bernerd Tara Bernerd & Partners The Black Family Toby & Sharon Coppel The J Isaacs Charitable Trust Jonathan Lourie Richard & Patricia Millett The Nohr Family Outset Contemporary Art Fund Roche Bobois The Cyril Shack Trust Shoresh Foundation UJIA

LJCC Ruth Berkowitz Charitable Trust Bertha Foundation Bertie Black Foundation Michael & Bettina Bradfield Alan & Caroline Brill The Children’s Aid Committee Charitable Fund Stanley Cohen OBE z”l & Joy Cohen z”l The Sidney & Elizabeth Corob Charitable Trust CST Neil & Beryl Davis Sir Michael & Lady Morven Heller The Jewish Youth Fund Kaye Family - Aimwell Charitable Trust The Kirsh Foundation & Wendy Fisher The Catherine Lewis Foundation Stanley & Zea Lewis John Lyon’s Charity M&C Trust Clive Marks OBE & the Hon Adrianne Marks Michael & Jeanette Marx Allan & Diana Morgenthau Pears Foundation Rubin Foundation Edmond J Safra Philanthropic

Foundation Marc & Emma Samuels Philanthropic Foundation K C Shasha Charitable Foundation Sheinman Family Archie Sherman Charitable Trust Harvey & Jane Spack Sir Sigmund Sternberg KC*SG z”l Richard & Diana Toeman MBE The Dyna & Fala Weinstock Charitable Trust Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust

JW3 Patrons The Atkin Charitable Foundation The Max Barney Foundation Blavatnik Family Foundation The Bloom Foundation The Bluston Charitable Settlement Bettina & Michael Bradfield Paul & Peggy Brett John and Susan Burns The Childwick Trust The R & S Cohen Foundation David & Judy Dangoor Sir Mick & Lady Barbara Davis The Dorset Foundation The Finnart House School Trust Genesis Philanthropy Group Sir Michael & Lady Morven Heller Alan Howard Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation The J Isaacs Charitable Trust The Jewish Youth Fund Kaye Family - Aimwell Charitable Trust Anita & Brook Land Harold & Nicola Pasha Pears Foundation Sir John Ritblat The Gerald Ronson Family Foundation Rothschild Foundation Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe K C Shasha Charitable Foundation Donald Sussman Garfield Weston Foundation The Wolfson Foundation

And our many other supporters and members.

Did you know that this year, 3,500 new members will join our Jewish community? That’s 3,500 new reasons every year for you to support JW3. So, please consider making a donation. You can donate online with every ticket purchase, visit or contact our development team directly on 020 7433 8975.

Their Jewish future is in our hands. Thank you for your support.

JW3 Development is a registered charity, No. 1156248.

VISIT US JW3: 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET BOX OFFICE +44 (0)20 7433 8988 | JW3.ORG.UK | INFO@JW3.ORG.UK BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS*


Sunday Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday

Sunday Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday

9am - 9pm 9.30am - 9pm 9.30am - Various* Various*

9am - 11pm 9.30am - 11pm 9.30am - Various* Various*

*Opening hours are subject to occasional variation – please check our website for full details.

PARKING Paid parking is available at the O2 Centre, 400m away. Free parking on Finchley Road and adjacent side roads after 7pm (6.30pm side roads) Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sunday. JW3 is situated in a residential area. Please be considerate of our neighbours if parking locally, and ensure you leave adequate space for emergency vehicles to pass.

ACCESS The building is accessible for people with physical impairments and limited parking for disabled visitors is available, please call in advance to reserve a space. The JW3 Cinema and Howard Hall both have a hearing loop. For further details please visit or call the Box Office.

CONCESSIONS & DISCOUNTS Concessions are available for recipients of universal credit, pension credit, disability living allowance, full-time students in possession of NUS/ISIC cards, and companions/carers of people with disabilities. Please call the box office to book concession-rate tickets. Concessions and discounts cannot be combined. Our bursary fund is available to those who cannot meet the full cost of a course or event. To apply, please email Ziva Ambalo in confidence at

The Six Point Foundation legacy grant survivor enrichment programme can, at JW3’s discretion, provide an 80% reduction for entrance to a wide range of events at JW3 for those Holocaust survivors and refugees who would like to attend but have financial needs. The Six Point Foundation legacy grant can also assist with transport costs, carers and other relevant accessibility costs for those unable to meet these costs themselves.

JW3 is a Jewish community centre with a kosher restaurant, café and bar – only food bought at JW3 can be eaten on the premises. When we are open over Shabbat or Jewish holidays, we will run a reduced “JW3 Unplugged” programme and the Cinema and Zest will be closed. Further details available on request. Prices, dates and times are subject to change. We love JW3 and from time to time we take photos and videos in JW3 and Zest for marketing purposes. If you do not want to be included in photos or videos for these purposes please let a member of staff know. JW3 Trust Ltd is a registered charity, No. 1117644. JW3 Trading Ltd, registered company No. 7686352 (England and Wales), is a wholly owned subsidiary of JW3 Trust Ltd.

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