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Community shuts shop: Latest updates on cancelled Jewish events

News updates from synagogues, charities, museums and other communal centres.

Jack Mendel is the Online Editor at the Jewish News.

A woman wearing a face mask in Regents Street in London
A woman wearing a face mask in Regents Street in London

Key cancellations:

  • JW3 has closed until further notice.
  • The Jewish Museum London has closed its doors until further notice.
  • The Zionist Federation’s annual dinner on 22 March has been cancelled

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  • The Jewish Medical Association UK Annual Dinner, due to take place on Tuesday 24 March, has been postponed.
  • Jnetics inaugural Fundraising Dinner, due to take place on 16th March, was cancelled.
  • Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue has stopped its barmitzvah and batmitzvah one-to-one mentoring programme.
  • Employment charity Resource postponed its supper quiz due to take place at the end of April – to 15 November.
  • Jewish Learning Exchange in Golders Green announced its closure – moving many activities online, including a Lunch and Learn with Deliveroo.
  • Special needs charity Kisharon cancelled its annual dinner due to take place on 3 May.
  • Jewish Care suspends all visits to its homes.
  • The Community Security Trust cancelled its annual fundraising dinner due to be held on 1 April.
  • Nightingale Hammerson House in Clapham  will allow “one visitor per resident at any one time’.
  • Reform Judaism advised members that communities should “consider closing” if local schools shut or attendance becomes restricted.
  • The Board of Deputies cancelled event in Parliament on the rise of the far-right, scheduled for 17 March.
  • Save a Child’s Heart UK postponed fundraising events, including its forthcoming dinner on 30 March.
  • Barnet Multi Faith Forum postponed its seder meal on 2 April.
  • Sephardi group Chazak postponed its third annual Mashalla Fair, due to take place on 22 March.
  • The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities cancelled a Klezmer and Yiddish Song concert due to take place on 15 March
  • Liberal Judaism cancelled a youth camp in the spring. The six-day Machaneh Aviv was to run from 4 to 19 April.
  • Reform and Liberal Judaism, along with their youth wings RSY-Netzer and LJY-Netzer, ended their gap year programme in Israel early. It runs from January to June.
  • The ‘Gloves and Doves‘ boxing initiative, which sought to bring five Jewish and Arab Israelis to fight against British athletes on 2 April, has been cancelled.
  • Aleph Centre Cheder at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue shut its doors last Sunday
  •  United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists cancelled its talk with Ros Wright on 18 March
  • The Holocaust Educational Trust has suspended its ‘Lessons from Auschwitz and Belsen 75’ programme of visits, until the end of March. The Polish government announced closure of all museums, including Auschwitz.
  • MyIsrael postponed its comedy dinner event on Sunday 15 March
  • Youth Aliyah Child Rescue cancelled its gala dinner, which was supposed to happen on 23 March.
  • Langdon postponed its annual dinner scheduled for 18 May
  •  WIZO and Westminster Young Professionals’ Power Hour event with Apprentice star Claude Littner was cancelled, due to take place on 10 March at Westminster synagogue.
  • The British arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science cancelled its dinner with new the President, Prof Alon Chen in wake travel restrictions from Israel’s Health Ministry. It was scheduled for 11 March
  •  Young Norwood postponed its Business Entrepreneurs event, due to take place on 26 March
  • World Jewish Relief will not go ahead with its fellowship trip to Ukraine, scheduled to happen between 29 March – 1 April.
  • A Holocaust remembrance conference due to be held at Chelsea FC’s stadium, has been postponed.  The ‘Remembering and Rethinking: The international forum on the Second Generation’ was scheduled for 21 – 22 April.
  • This year’s March of the Living in Poland has been cancelled, with organisers citing a primary concern being the health of participants, including Holocaust survivors. (17-22 April)
  • Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women (AJEX) announced the cancellation of its trip to former Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, to mark the 75th anniversary of its liberation (19 April)
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