rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Curator talk: For King and Country?]]> 28/04/2014 – Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.]]> 28/04/2014 : Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.



Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? will reveal many of the hidden Jewish stories from the First World War that lie behind the exhibits.

Roz is curator of the Jewish Military Museum and is now working in partnership with the Jewish Museum to bring this exhibition to a larger audience.

This talk will also take place on the following dates:

  • 24 March
  • 19 May
  • 23 June
  • 28 July

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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<![CDATA['Know Before You Go' at the LJCC]]> 29/04/2014 – with Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? and historian Dr Helen Fry]]> 29/04/2014 : with Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? and historian Dr Helen Fry



The Jewish Museum and LJCC give you an opportunity to learn more about the First World War and the exhibition with two experts: Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? and Dr Helen Fry, a popular regular at the LJCC, an historian and biographer who has written over 20 books.

This is one of the successful LJCC ‘Know Before You Go’ series to be held at Ivy House.

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<![CDATA[Roundhouse to Winehouse, Stables to Ska: Camden Town]]> 04/05/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 04/05/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Camden, Amy Winehouse's spiritual home, was once a centre for transport, the ice trade and piano making. Later, Camden Lock became the home of 'urban grunge' and music poured out of the pubs and converted warehouses. This walking tour relives Camden's musical heritage from Pink Floyd to Oh Calcutta and Madness to MTV and ends at the Jewish Museum.

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Yom Hashoah: Henry Schachter]]> 04/05/2014 – ]]> 04/05/2014 :



The Jewish Museum hosts talks by survivors as part of our Witness the Witness programme. Henry Schachter‘s parents took the brave decision to hand over their only child to a non Jewish family in Belgium to survive. Henry will speak about his time in hiding, his search for what happened to his parents and how he rebuilt his life in England. There will be an opportunity to reflect and ask questions.

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening - Refugee Week]]> 15/05/2014 – ]]> 15/05/2014 :



Come along to our teachers’ evenings to hear what the museum can offer your school, how to get the most out of our online resources and to visit our exhibitions. Feel free to arrive early to look around the galleries beforehand.

This Refugee Week, visit us at the Jewish Museum to learn about the contribution of Jewish refugees to Britain. Touching on the Great Migration to the East End in the Victorian era through to the Kindertransport children in 1939 this teachers’ evening will give insight into one immigrant community’s history and cultural identity.

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<![CDATA[First World War Family Day]]> 18/05/2014 – Trails and workshops for 5-11 year olds]]> 18/05/2014 : Trails and workshops for 5-11 year olds



Explore authentic First World War objects including an artillery shell and Jewish prayer book, be inspired by the stories and create your own artistic responses. Look out for the exhibition Family Trail and our specially created Family Touch Tours.

Young Artists Craft Studio: Razzle Dazzle
10am - 11.30am or 12.30pm - 2pm
Ages 5-11
£5 per child including materials
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults - free with museum entry.

Get creative and learn about the brilliant and bright "Dazzle Camouflage" used in the First World War to protect battleships from enemy attack. Artist Oliver James Hymans will help you make your own colourful dazzle camouflage box where you can hide all your secret possessions!

For King and Country?
Find Nurse Reiner in the exhibition. Look out for timings in the shop.
Find Nurse Rebecca Reiner who will tell you of her experiences working at a Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front during the battle of the Somme. She has come to recruit new volunteers!

Touch Tours
Meet at the Mikveh. Look out for timings in the shop.
Your chance to handle authentic First World War objects. Use your imagination and detective skills to discover what they feel like and how they were used.

Workshop spaces are limited so must be booked in advance.

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<![CDATA[Curator talk: For King and Country?]]> 19/05/2014 – Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.]]> 19/05/2014 : Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.



Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? will reveal many of the hidden Jewish stories from the First World War that lie behind the exhibits.

Roz is curator of the Jewish Military Museum and is now working in partnership with the Jewish Museum to bring this exhibition to a larger audience.

This talk will also take place on the following dates:

  • 24 March
  • 28 April
  • 23 June
  • 28 July

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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10/03/2014]]>
<![CDATA['Fierce Imaginings': Isaac Rosenberg - the Private and the Poet]]> 21/05/2014 – A talk by Jean Liddiard, Isaac Rosenberg’s biographer]]> 21/05/2014 : A talk by Jean Liddiard, Isaac Rosenberg’s biographer



Jean Liddiard, Rosenberg’s biographer, and editor of “Isaac Rosenberg: Selected Poems and Letters” discusses how Isaac Rosenberg’s experience of serving on the Western Front shaped his life, his death, and his poetry.

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<![CDATA[Faith in War]]> 29/05/2014 – With Colonel Martin Newman DL and Padre (Rabbi) Reuben Livingstone]]> 29/05/2014 : With Colonel Martin Newman DL and Padre (Rabbi) Reuben Livingstone



What is it like to be religious in the armed services?

Is there conflict between religious and military ideals and core values?

Colonel Martin Newman DL, Chairman of the Jewish Committee for HM Forces and Padre (Rabbi) Reuben Livingstone, Principal Jewish Chaplain to HM Forces will shed light on the challenges and experiences of those who observe their faith in the armed forces.

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<![CDATA[Bagels to Brady Street - SOLD OUT]]> 01/06/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 01/06/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Explore East of Brick Lane - with the wonderful aroma of bagels, the sights and sounds of the street markets and designer stores you can really feel the memories of the Jewish community flood back with synagogues, the maternity home and Hughes Mansions whose residents were almost entirely Jewish when tragedy struck in 1945. This tour ends with a real treat - a visit to the closed cemetery of Brady Street.

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06/01/2014]]>
<![CDATA[First World War Family Day]]> 15/06/2014 – Trails and workshops for 5-11 year olds]]> 15/06/2014 : Trails and workshops for 5-11 year olds



Explore authentic First World War objects including an artillery shell and Jewish prayer book, be inspired by the stories and create your own artistic responses. Look out for the exhibition Family Trail and our specially created Family Touch Tours.

Trench Art
10.45am - 12.30pm
Ages 7+
£5 per child, including materials. Booking essential.
Join Mirror Mirror for an intereactive art and drama workshop on trench art: the artefacts and objects created by soldiers in the First World War that expressed their identity, dreams and stories and kept them busy.

A Rat's Eye View of War: Poetry and Art Workshop
10am - 11.30am 
Ages 7+
£5 per child, including materials. Booking essential.
First World War soldiers shared their trenches with unwelcome guests: large rats. A meeting with one is the inspiration for one of the greatest poems of the First World War, Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'. Come with us on a mysterious rat's eye tour of the trenches as we explore the poem through art and storytelling.

For Kind and Country?
Find Nurse Reiner in the exhibition.
Look out for timings in the shop.

Find Nurse Rebecca Reiner who will tell you of her experiences working at a Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front during the battle of the Somme. She has come to recruit new volunteers. 

Touch Tours
Meet at the Mikveh.
Look out for timings in the shop.

Your chance to handle authentic First World War objects. Use your imagination and detective skills to discover what they feel like and how they were used. 

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<![CDATA[Poetry and Parades: The Jewish East End at War]]> 15/06/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 15/06/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



This brand new tour highlights the Jewish East End associations with the Great War that began 100 years ago in 1914. From the poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg who died at the Western Front to those men of the East End who joined the forces to fight for their adoptive home you will also discover the stories behind the pacifists who refused to fight, German national internees, Belgian refugees and the route of the Jewish Legion parade in February 1918.

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<![CDATA[Curator talk: For King and Country?]]> 23/06/2014 – Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.]]> 23/06/2014 : Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.



Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? will reveal many of the hidden Jewish stories from the First World War that lie behind the exhibits.

Roz is curator of the Jewish Military Museum and is now working in partnership with the Jewish Museum to bring this exhibition to a larger audience.

This talk will also take place on the following dates:

  • 24 March
  • 28 April
  • 19 May
  • 28 July

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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10/03/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Art of the First World War]]> 25/06/2014 – with Patrick Bade, senior lecturer at Christie's Education]]> 25/06/2014 : with Patrick Bade, senior lecturer at Christie's Education



Patrick Bade, senior lecturer at Christie’s Education, will discuss the impact the First World War had on art and music as well as how these important works continue to influence our understanding of life during the war.

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<![CDATA[Stamford Hill: the 'square mile of piety']]> 13/07/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 13/07/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Now a multi-cultural district and known predominately for its ultra-orthodox Jewish community, north Hackney’s ‘square mile of piety’ was once a wealthy residential district home to the Rothschilds and Montefiores. On this brand new tour discover the background to the various synagogues, schools and shops - past and present, find out the difference between Bobover and Lubavitch, Kedassia and Beth Din and taste an authentic rugelach.

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<![CDATA[Curator talk: For King and Country?]]> 28/07/2014 – Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.]]> 28/07/2014 : Curator Roz Currie will share her knowledge of the Jewish experience of the First World War.



Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? will reveal many of the hidden Jewish stories from the First World War that lie behind the exhibits.

Roz is curator of the Jewish Military Museum and is now working in partnership with the Jewish Museum to bring this exhibition to a larger audience.

This talk will also take place on the following dates:

  • 24 March
  • 28 April
  • 19 May
  • 23 June

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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10/03/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Jewish East End with Sandys Row Synagogue]]> 03/08/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 03/08/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



This classic tour evokes the memories of the Jewish community with its synagogues, schools and soup kitchens. The walk ends at the renovated Sandys Row Synagogue, home to a congregation established in 1854 and housed in a building built as a Huguenot chapel where your guide, Rachel Kolsky, will provide an overview of the history and recent developments.

(Please note that there is an entry fee of £4.00/£3.00 to visit Sandys Row, payable on arrival at the synagogue. If anyone does not wish to visit inside there is no obligation to do so.)

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<![CDATA[Commemoration of the start of the First World War]]> 03/08/2014 – Remembering those who served and died in the First World War]]> 03/08/2014 : Remembering those who served and died in the First World War



One hundred years after Britain declared war on Germany, the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) and the United Synagogue will come together to remember those who served and died in the First World War.

This is most appropriate as it falls on the day before the eve of Tisha B’Av, a time of remembrance in the Jewish calendar.

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

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<![CDATA[Rosh Hashanah Lunch and Learn]]> 16/09/2014 – ]]> 16/09/2014 :



THE GREAT WHITE FAST

The next in our wonderful lunchtime lecture series by Maureen Kendler, Head of Educational Programming at the London School of Jewish Studies looks at How one young Jewish woman found her way back to Yom Kippur in London in the 1890s... thanks to Israel Zangwill.

Bring your lunch or get 10% off lunch in our cafe

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<![CDATA[Stokey: A Jewish Village]]> 28/09/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 28/09/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Stoke Newington is a vibrant, multicultural area with a zesty community spirit, numerous synagogues, loads of green spaces including Clissold Park, artists and independent shops. This tour provides an insight into the Jewish migration from the East End and community initiatives such as maternity homes, schools and social housing associated with communal leaders such as the Bearsted and Schonfeld families.

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<![CDATA[Zangwill's Ghetto: An East End Story]]> 12/10/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 12/10/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Israel Zangwill’s birth visiting the streets that inspired his classic novel ‘Children of the Ghetto’. From ‘The People of the Abyss' to 'Chicken Soup', the streets of Spitalfields have inspired other writers throughout the centuries to the present day and included are short passages from Zangwill, and those inspired by him including Jack London and Arnold Wesker.

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<![CDATA[Jewish West End]]> 02/11/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 02/11/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Discover Jewish connections in Soho and Fitzrovia where the rich social history includes the West Central Lads' and Girls' clubs, Westminster Jews’ Free School, synagogues and London's most famous literary pub, once run by Jewish landlords.

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<![CDATA[Your Loyal Subjects: The National Portrait Gallery]]> 07/12/2014 – A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 07/12/2014 : A walking tour with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



On this popular and entertaining tour of the National Portrait Gallery discover members of the Jewish community who became representative British subjects in the fields of politics, finance, industry and culture. Their stories and those of the artists are also the story of the development of the Jewish community in the UK.

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