JW3 has announced it is shutting until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A spokesperson for the community centre, the epicentre of Jewish cultural life in north London, announced on Monday evening that the decision had been made to “safeguard the health and well-being of our visitors, members, volunteers, staff, teachers, presenters and performers are of utmost importance to us”.
In a video posted on Facebook, its Chief Executive, Raymond Simonson, said the community centre made a “really tough decision” but that it had “no real choice”.
Simonson insisted the JW3 temporary closure “doesn’t mean we are going to stop doing what do. We have hunkered down.”