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January 2019

Shabbat Lunch: The Importance of Music in the Synagogue

19th January 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
£10 – £21 80 tickets left

Minimum donation £18 members, £21 non-members, £15 children aged 13-18, £10 children under 13 Booking closes Thursday 10 January    

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February 2019

Shabbat Lunch and cholent kiddush with member and art collector, David Lewis

16th February 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free 72 spots left

David will discuss the stories behind Mostaert’s Cain and Abel (1505/10), Rubens’s La Charrette Embourbée (c.1620), Champaigne’s Moses with the Ten Commandments (c.1640) and an 1892 Pissarro landscape from Eragny, from within the Schorr collection.

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March 2019

A Tour Guide to Great Lives

6th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

Join prize-winning tour guide, award-winning librarian and author Rachel Kolsky for her entertaining insight into her book Women’s London.  Inspired by walking tours she devised for The Women’s Library and responding to those who encouraged her to put her words on paper, she has published a guide book to London profiling the impact women have had on its society, heritage and streetscape. From scientists to suffragettes, reformers and royals, authors and artists, sit back and discover some of Rachel's favourite London ladies.  Discover…

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British Museum Tour with Rabbi Jeremy & children’s museum outing (part of the Cheder programme)

10th March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free – £10

Join Rabbi Jeremy on a special guided tour of the Ancient Near East galleries of the British Museum. From Abraham, to Egypt and on to the famous reliefs from the siege of Lachish we’ll learn what we can and can’t learn about the Bible from the archaeological record. This tour is free to members; minimum donation £10 for non-members. Coinciding with Rabbi Jeremy’s tour, the Cheder will also be visiting the museum. Non-cheder children are welcome to join this outing.…

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Jews and the Brain: Friday night dinner with member and neuroscientist, Daniel Glaser, in conversation with Rabbi Jeremy

15th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£10 – £25 80 tickets left

These days, neuroscience seems to think it can explain everything. Once upon a time religion did also. New imaging techniques produce more and more impressive pictures of the brain while religious investigators seek the ultimate nature of human existence without MRIs or CTs. Join two New Londoners seeking overlap between scientific and religious perspectives on the brain, and wondering if each can enlighten the other. Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement…

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April 2019

Reflections on British-Jewish Poetry since 1945

3rd April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

To ask “What is Jewish Poetry?” is to guarantee conflicting, multiple answers. Some people may find the very notion of Jewish poetry in English puzzling. Linguistic essentialists might argue that poetry can only be Jewish if it is written in a Jewish language, such as Yiddish, Hebrew or Ladino. Without dismissing the debate about whether Jewishness constitutes a linguistic, religious or ethnic identity, this talk introduces British-Jewish poetry from a more environmental perspective. Jewish poets in Britain are members of a minority group, who write as Jews because of specific social, cultural and historical experiences. Peter Lawson's talk…

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