A new central London hub overlooking Oxford Street has been officially opened by the Centre for Jewish Life (CJL).

The base will host regular speaker events with high-profile business and political leaders, as well as festival-themed parties and Friday night dinners for young professionals.

CJL also plans to make the space available to other organisations, promoting enhanced links between young people and their faith and Israel, according to co-founder Rabbi Yosef Vogel.

He said: “This is an opportunity to bring together young people to connect and feel more Jewish.

“Lots of less affiliated community members are based more centrally so being by Bond Street station, we’re not asking people to leave their comfort zones. We feel there’s a demand for more events.”

The centre – which runs a programme to take high-flying young professionals from various professionals to Israel – also unveiled plans to launch a mentoring initiative featuring high-profile business figures.

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