Spiro Ark is a London-based charitable organisation which organises Jewish cultural events and courses in Jewish History, culture and languages. It has been established by Nitza and Robin Spiro, well known for their pioneering work in Jewish Education in the UK.

Spiro Ark aims to teach and enthuse about Jewish History and Culture, both because of the intrinsic fascination of these subjects, and because of the central role of Jewish Education and learning about Jewish History and culture in maintaining a Jewish sense of identity in the 21st century.

History of the Spiro Ark
When we look at Jewish education today, the teaching of Jewish history, literature, philosophy, art, music, drama, the use of films, all these are accepted as legitimate and desirable elements in the teaching process. ...
Mission Statement

For the past three decades the name Spiro has been synonymous with the pioneering of new approaches to Jewish Education; both in general schools and for adults.

Our thrust has been not to accept that the widespread loss of Jewish identity among the majority is irreversible. Instead we have reached out to this majority.



Accessing the Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, London W1W 6NW is easy by public transport:

London Underground:

Northern and Victoria Lines: Warren Street Station (0.5 mile)

Metropolitan, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines: Great Portland Street Station (0.2 mile)

Bakerloo Line: Regents Park (0.3 mile)

Central, Victoria and Bakerloo Lines: Oxford Circus (0.4 mile)


Nearby bus routes from NW London:

13 to Oxford Circus (plus 0.4 mile walk)

If you come to Oxford st. you can go through the back entrance of John Lewis straight into Harley st. and turn right into New Cavendish St. and you are just in front of the Central Synagogue building on 36 Hallam St.

82 to Blandford Street (plus 0.7 mile walk)





T: 020 7794 4655
F: 020 7794 4650
E: education@spiroark.org

The Spiro Ark, Flat 106, 15 Kidderpore Ave.
London NW3 7SJ T: 020 7794 4655 E: education@spiroark.org

Registered Charity No 107 0926. A company limited by guarantee.
Registered No 361 3280. Registered office 788-790 Finchley Road London NW11 7TJ