A Jewish cultural centre in London

TEN years in the making, London's first purpose-built Jewish community and cultural centre has finally opened its doors, and it is unlike any other Jewish building in the city. On an otherwise grim stretch of Finchley Road in north-west London, and accessible via a slender bridge, the elegant new glass-fronted, four-storey centre is designed to appeal to people of all ages, Jew and non-Jew alike. Its opening weekend drew large crowds for classes in krav maga (an Israeli form of self defense) and cooking demonstrations. 

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