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Local Leaders

If you want to plan a celebration for the Games, look no further. Sign up to be a Local Leader and whether you invite three friends or your whole community, we’ll provide you with the tools to make your celebration one to remember.

It’s really simple. Just pick an occasion and get planning. If you need some inspiration, have a look at the ideas that people like you have suggested.

Sign up to become a Local Leader – receive updates with hints and tips and promotional materials, including posters and decoration ideas.

Cultural activities

The London Jewish Cultural Centre boasts the widest range of Jewish learning courses, events, leisure and cultural opportunities in the U.K., providing for Jews of all religious and cultural affiliations. It caters for around 1,500 people every week who are interested in learning about Jewish culture, history, opportunities for involvement in the community, politics, the arts and the Holocaust.

Those staying in Manchester may wish to visit the Manchester Jewish Museum. Located in the old Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue and the country’s only Jewish museum outside of London, it hosts interesting temporary exhibitions and a permanent exhibition on the history of Jews in Manchester.

Walking tours

The following companies offer some of the best guided tours of Jewish London, visiting places of historical interest and significance along the way, with excellent and knowledgeable tour guides to give the best experience possible, so click on the links to see exactly what they have to offer:

Jewish London Walking Tours for those interested in an enthralling side of London’s history …or wishing to trace family roots …or simply wanting an entertaining few hours.

A Jewish East End of London History photo gallery & commentary – A personal journey by Philip Walker

London Jewish Tours cover Judaism, Jewish history and Jewish culture.

London Walks The Old Jewish Quarter – a shtetl called Whitechapel.

TimeTravel-Britain.com for A Walking Tour of London’s Jewish Past.

Go Jewish London offers a street view of London’s Jewish heritage with a wide range of walking and coach tours.

If you are prepared to venture out of London, you could try this Jewish Heritage Tour of York, located in the north-east of England, easily accessible from Jewish hotspots Manchester and Leeds.

Other useful tourist websites

For travel advice during the Games, visit www.getaheadofthegames.com.

If you would prefer to read Ivrit (Hebrew). the tourist guide to the Olympics in Hebrew will be featured on the Alondon website. You can also use the Translate feature on every page on this Visit Jewish London website to see it redisplayed in Hebrew.

Have a look at Jewish Europe and Jewish Travel Adviser for advice on where to find good kosher restaurants across London and the U.K.

Go Daven can advise on where to find a synagogue or minyan for those wishing to join in prayers both on weekdays and the Sabbath.

Roydon Marina Village offers accommodation right on the doorstep of the London 2012 Games and the Lee Valley White Water Centre. With its own Olympic atmosphere and evening entertainment, this is an ideal place to stay during the Games.

Find out about London 2012’s plans for ticket sales, getting around London, and how they are making sure the Games are safe and secure at the Visiting in 2012 website.

Official London Guide – Visit London hotels, attractions and events and discover the very best of London. Or visit this site for further information.

 To ensure that you can find your way around London, using all the different forms of public transport, visit the Transport for London website.

Jewish Baby Directory – a website for information regarding activities, places to go and services in the London and Hertfordshire community for Under 5s.

The London Beth Din has produced a Kosher London app – download it here.

Interesting Stories

Click here to watch some interesting interviews with Jewish Olympians, volunteers and Official Torchbearers. Courtsey of David Barry.

Torch Relay

The torch relay is coming to Barnet! Click here for more information.

Contact Us

Jewish Committee for the London Games ("JCLG") at the Jewish Volunteering Network.
Schaller House, Wohl Campus for Jewish Education, 44a Albert Road, London, NW4 2SJ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8203 6427
Email: info@visitjewishlondon.com

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