The work to create JW3 was initiated by Dame Vivien Duffield following an inspirational visit to the Jewish Community Centres of North America in 2002.
The UK project began life as a feasibility study commissioned by the Foundation. This revealed a need for a recreational, non-denominational space for Jews in London, based on similar centres in other European countries and in the United States.
Following a launch event in October 2003, the project became a separate charity in 2004.
Architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands created an outstanding design for JW3 on the Finchley Road which opened in September 2013 and now receives around 4,000 visits per week. In 2015 JW3 merged with the London Jewish Cultural Centre.
To visit the JW3 website click here