rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Mindfulness and Music]]> 01/10/2016 – An introduction to mindfulness with Mark Leonard of Mindfulness 4 Change]]> 01/10/2016 : An introduction to mindfulness with Mark Leonard of Mindfulness 4 Change



An introduction to mindfulness with Mark Leonard of Mindfulness 4 Change. Mark will use music to explore sound, thought and emotion.

About Mark Leonard's approach:

Mark works to make mindfulness meditation a vehicle for social and organisational change from the inside out. He believes that wellbeing, lifestyle, patterns of consumption, intimacy, community and sustainability are linked and that we need to move away from the idea that individualistic self-interest drives economic growth to a more ethical society based on secular values. He sees mindfulness meditation as way to better understand our common humanity and shape a better world. This workshop is based on a new way to teach mindfulness meditation in a social context.

Mark previously worked in fisheries and waste resources management. Coming to the conclusion that awareness raising and policy had limited impact in creating a more sustainable society, helped to establish the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He developed an evidence-informed to approach to teaching mindfulness in the workplace and is now teaching a series of courses to NHS hospital staff. His chapter, Making Mindfulness Accessible and Meaningful, is included in a new book on Mindfulness in the Workplace: An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Wellbeing and Maximising Performance, edited by Margaret Chapman-Clarke, published by Kogan Page, 2016.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Scots Jews]]> 05/10/2016 – Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition]]> 05/10/2016 : Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition



Discover more about the photos in Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow and the stories behind them from the exhibition curator.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7 December 2016, 11 January 2017 and 1 February 2017.

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<![CDATA[How the East was Won: The Battle of Cable Street 1936]]> 05/10/2016 – An illustrated talk from David Rosenberg]]> 05/10/2016 : An illustrated talk from David Rosenberg



2016 marks the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Cable Street, a dramatic and key moment in turning the tide against Sir Oswald Mosley's fascist movement, which had been stirring tensions between communities in the East End of London.

But why did Mosley target the East End and how did people counter the threat he posed? What divisions did Mosley stir up within the Jewish community? What happened on 4 October 1936 and what was the aftermath? David Rosenberg presents an illustrated talk on these themes.

David Rosenberg is an adult-education teacher, writer and tour guide who leads walks on London’s social and political history. He is the author of Battle for the East End (Five Leaves, 2011) and more recently, Rebel Footprints: a Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History (Pluto Press, 2015). He is also the convenor of Cable Street 80, an umbrella body that is organising a commemorative march and rally in the East End on 9 October 2016.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Jukebox, Jewkbox!]]> 10/10/2016 – Hear from Joanne Rosenthal, the curator of our vinyl exhibition]]> 10/10/2016 : Hear from Joanne Rosenthal, the curator of our vinyl exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl with exhibition curator, Joanne Rosenthal. 

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Mondays 18 July,15 August and 12 September 2016

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<![CDATA[Slavery & Satire: Revealing Black History]]> 16/10/2016 – Our first ever Black History Tour, exploring the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities across time and geography]]> 16/10/2016 : Our first ever Black History Tour, exploring the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities across time and geography



Join us for the museum's first ever Black History Tour revealing objects relating to Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection.

Led by Black Heritage Tour Guide and Jewish Museum Learning Officer, Lauren Johnson, you will get the opportunity to see previously unseen objects from the museum’s stores.

From servants in the Sukkah to campaigning together for Civil Rights, we will explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish Communities across time and geography.

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<![CDATA[DJing Workshop]]> 16/10/2016 – Find out what DJing is all about and learn the basics of mixing]]> 16/10/2016 : Find out what DJing is all about and learn the basics of mixing



Find out what DJing is all about and learn the basics of mixing with Richie Littler from Groove School.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Scots Jews]]> 02/11/2016 – Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition]]> 02/11/2016 : Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition



Discover more about the photos and stories behind them in Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow from the exhibition curator.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016, 7 December 2016, 11 January 2017 and 1 February 2017.

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<![CDATA[A Walk of Jewish Firsts: City of London Walking Tour]]> 06/11/2016 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 06/11/2016 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Set against the backdrop of the City of London we highlight the stories of Jewish Firsts, many of whom broke down the barriers of discrimination in Victorian England. We feature not only the first synagogues and the first Jewish MP but also a Lord Mayor, a Prime Minister and a Baronet.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Shaping Ceramics]]> 16/11/2016 – Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition]]> 16/11/2016 : Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal from the exhibition curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 18 January, and 15 February 2017. 

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<![CDATA[Inter Faith Celebration Day]]> 20/11/2016 – Join us for a family-friendly celebration of diversity]]> 20/11/2016 : Join us for a family-friendly celebration of diversity



Please join us as we celebrate diversity at a family-friendly multi-faith event as part of Inter Faith Week 2016.

There will be a variety of creative activities on offer throughout the morning run by the Jewish Museum and faith organisations from across Camden.

Please join us for a morning of arts and crafts, music, calligraphy, storytelling and more as we offer a fun and exciting way to learn about different religions and cultures.

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

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21/09/2016]]>
<![CDATA[The Somme: Controversies and Conflicts]]> 27/11/2016 – AJEX and Jewish Military Museum Annual Lecture]]> 27/11/2016 : AJEX and Jewish Military Museum Annual Lecture



Recent articles and subsequent correspondence in History Today commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Somme show that the controversy over this subject refuses to die down.

For some the Somme will always be seen as a by-word for waste and futility, lions led by donkeys etc.

For others, whilst acknowledging the appalling casualties, see the Somme in a different light as an essential part of the struggle to win the First World War.

Jeremy Mindell reviews this controversy and tries to put the Somme in its proper context.

Jeremy Mindell is a keen amateur historian, whose specialist topics are 19th and 20th Century History, in particular, the American Civil War.

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26/09/2016]]>
<![CDATA[My Life and Work: Bernard Kops at 90]]> 27/11/2016 – Hear poetry readings from Bernard Kops himself, and see a new documentary about his life and work]]> 27/11/2016 : Hear poetry readings from Bernard Kops himself, and see a new documentary about his life and work



Hear poetry readings from Bernard Kops himself, and enjoy a new documentary about his life and work in this celebration of Bernard's 90th birthday. 

‘The Hamlet of Canfield Gardens’ is directed by Jill Campbell and looks at Bernard Kops as he comes to terms with a major theme in his life, death. He manages to do so with humor, poetry and good old fashioned chutzpah. Combining vérité footage with traditional Jewish music, Kops’ poetry is utilized to delve in and out of indelible moments from his life.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Scots Jews]]> 07/12/2016 – Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition]]> 07/12/2016 : Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition



Discover more about the photos and stories behind them in Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow from the exhibition curator.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2 November 2016, 11 January 2017 and 1 February 2017.

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<![CDATA[In Conversation: Judah Passow and Hugo Rifkind on Scots Jews]]> 12/12/2016 – Hugo Rifkind interviews Scots Jews photographer Judah Passow]]> 12/12/2016 : Hugo Rifkind interviews Scots Jews photographer Judah Passow



Photographer Judah Passow and journalist Hugo Rifkind discuss the uniqueness of Scotland’s diverse and complex Jewish community - at once fiercely proud Scots and firmly rooted in Jewish tradition.

Judah Passow is a photographer who has been working on assignments for American and European magazines and newspapers since 1978. Based in London, his work has been published extensively by all of the leading British newspapers and their associated magazines. A winner of four World Press Photo awards for his coverage of conflict in the Middle East, his photographs have been exhibited around the world. His book Shattered Dreams, looking back at twenty five years of his coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, was published in 2008 and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Hugo Rifkind is an award-winning Edinburgh-born journalist who writes columns for The Times, The Spectator and GQ. He writes the satirical column “My Week” on Saturdays and is a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

Followed by Q&A with the audience.

Tickets include an opportunity to explore the Scots Jews exhibition - a digital display of 80 photographs exploring Scotland's Jewish community - from Shetland to the Borders. 

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Shaping Ceramics]]> 14/12/2016 – Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition]]> 14/12/2016 : Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal from the exhibition curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 16 November 2016, 18 January, and 15 February 2017. 

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Scots Jews]]> 11/01/2017 – Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition]]> 11/01/2017 : Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition



Discover more about the photos and stories behind them in Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow from the exhibition curator.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2 November 2016, 7 December 2016, and 1 February 2017.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Shaping Ceramics]]> 18/01/2017 – Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition]]> 18/01/2017 : Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal from the exhibition curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 16 November, 14 December 2016, and 15 February 2017. 

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<![CDATA[Born Survivors: Eva Clarke and author Wendy Holden]]> 19/01/2017 – Wendy Holden is joined by one of the 'infant' survivors, Eva Clarke]]> 19/01/2017 : Wendy Holden is joined by one of the 'infant' survivors, Eva Clarke



In her book 'Born Survivors' Wendy Holden recounts the tale of three exceptional women. Priska, Rachel and Anka were strangers to each other, but they all survived the death camps, as did their new-born babies. 65 years later the three ‘miracle babies’ met for the first time at Mauthausen on the anniversary of the camp’s liberation.

In this event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, author Wendy Holden will be joined by one of the ‘infant’ survivors, Eva Clarke

Please note that the recommended age for children is 13 and above due to the sensitive nature of the topic.

About Born Survivors

Born Survivors follows the mothers’ incredible journey – first to Auschwitz, then to a slave labour camp. Struggling to hide their condition as the Allies closed in, they 2343 finally sent on a 17-day train journey with thousands of other prisoners to the Mauthausen death camp in Austria.

That the gas chambers ran out of Zyklon B just after the three babies were born within days of each other, is just one of several miracles that allowed all three mothers and their infants to survive.

Against all the odds, the women brought home their babies and managed to rebuild their lives after World War II. Their miracle children - two girls and a boy named Hana, Eva and Mark - went on to have children of their own. 65 years later, having thought they were the only children born in the Holocaust ever to survive, they met the others for first time at Mauthausen, on the anniversary of their liberation.

All only children, they are now ‘siblings of the heart’ eager to share the inspirational stories of the mothers who defied death to give them life.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Scots Jews]]> 01/02/2017 – Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition]]> 01/02/2017 : Hear from the curator of this photography exhibition



Discover more about the photos and stories behind them in Scots Jews: Photographs by Judah Passow from the exhibition curator.

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2 November 2016, 7 December 2016, and 11 January 2017.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Shaping Ceramics]]> 15/02/2017 – Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition]]> 15/02/2017 : Hear from the curator of our ceramics exhibition



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal from the exhibition curator.  

This talk is also being given at 2pm on Wednesday 16 November, 14 December 2016, and 18 January 2017. 

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