As you will now know, due to the latest UK Government advice we have sadly had to temporarily close JW3 to the public. The safety of our visitors, members, volunteers, staff, teachers, presenters and performers will always come first.
The good news is that staying closed doesn’t mean that we’re going to stop doing what we do best. We’re just going to have to flex our creative muscles a bit further and get even more imaginative than usual.
We’ve never been the type of people to just sit around and let the grass grow under our feet, and we feel it is more important than ever to keep offering high-quality Jewish arts, culture, learning and life to keep people engaged, inspired and entertained. So, we have been working furiously over the past 48 hours to upload some of our excellent archive of recorded content for you to enjoy at home (or in whatever self-isolation pod you currently find yourself).
And whilst you’re watching from the comfort of your home in front a large glass of Chateau de Whatever-you-managed-to-buy-before-the-supermarket-ran-out, the team at JW3 are busting a gut to turn as much of our forthcoming programme into an online programme, streaming daily content over the digital airways to keep you, your family, and everyone in self-isolation happy.
We’re not planning to charge for you to watch any of our archive content. And we plan to keep uploading fresh videos every day for the next few weeks. Obviously we’d love it if you found yourself able to make a donation to help support our mission to keep increasing the quality, variety and volume of Jewish conversation, no matter how difficult things get.
We won’t be able to do any of this without the support of our wonderful JW3 community, so please consider using the link below to make a donation to JW3 at this very challenging time.
Thank you, stay tuned, and most importantly – stay safe, until we can meet again.
Lel Haseder Special (8 April 2020)
Stephen Schwartz In Conversation
ward-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 - an evening of song and chat not to be missed. Schwartz was joined on stage by West End stars Caroline Sheen (Les Miserables/9 to 5) and Michael Jibson (Hamilton), and Musical Director John Reddel (Fanatical).
So Far - So Good:
Tuesday 7 April: Cafe Society Swing and JW3 & Limmud Present: It Says What?!?
Monday 6 April: Alan Barnes Plays Duke Ellington and Niran, who don't usually lecture
Sunday 5 April: Mervyn Taylor In Conversation, Roughs & Vagabonds and part two of 50 years on, is anything left of the 60s?
Thursday 2 April: Anshel Pfeffer, K'aet Ensemble and part one of 50 years on, is anything left of the 60s?
Wednesday 1 April: Sir Ben Helfgott - One of the Boys and A Tribute to Shimon Peres
Tuesday 31 March: Arthur Miller at 100, Yair Lapid in Conversation and part two of Europe: Continent in crisis
Monday 30 March: The Future of Jewish Life in the UK and part one of Europe: Continent in crisis
Sunday 29 March: Stephen D. Smith's Spiro Tribute Lecture and Richard, Who Don't Usually Lecture
Friday 27 March: Rise and Shine Shabbat Time (New content!)
Thursday 26 March: Laurence Myers and From Revolution to Putin, 1917-2017 (part two)
Wednesday 25 March: Mikhail Fridman & Natan Sharansky in Conversation and From Revolution to Putin, 1917-2017 (part one)
Tuesday 24 March: Confessions of a Rabbi with Rabbi Jonathan Romain and Marlon Solomon: Conspiracy Theory - A Lizard's Tale
Monday 23 March: Churchill and the Jews and Sunday Night Live: Howard Jacobson
Sunday 22 March: Philippe Sands: A Personal Journey through Good and Evil and People Who Don't Usually Lecture: Adam
Thursday 19 March: Dame Stephanie Shirley CH: Triumph over Adversity and History of the Jewish émigrés from Central Europe
Wednesday 18 March: Morality: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sack in Conversation with Elizabeth Oldfield and Claire Bloom in conversation with George McGhee