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Today, the ultra-orthodox community predominates but with its neighbourhood park, numerous synagogues and shops, this tour provides an insight into the early Jewish migration from the East End northwards 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[Micro Migration Talks]]> 25/09/2017 – Pop-up talks in our Sukkah]]> 25/09/2017 : Pop-up talks in our Sukkah



Enjoy these short pop-up talks in our Sukkah led by our Learning team.

Discover more about the festival of Sukkot and explore refugee stories in the museum galleries.

These talks are part of the Migration Festival programme for installation Sukkot: Seeking Shelter.

All welcome.
Drop-in. No pre-booking required. 

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<![CDATA[Stories Under the Stars: Under 5s Storytelling]]> 26/09/2017 – Free storytelling for under 5s]]> 26/09/2017 : Free storytelling for under 5s



Curl up and listen to children's stories in our Sukkah installation.

We will be sharing stories about journeys, friendship and understanding including 'Rafi the refugee rabbit'. 

Our free storytelling sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 26 September to 29 November, and every day of half term (21-29 October), 9.30am

'Stories Under the Stars' is part of the Migration Festival programme for installation Sukkot: Seeking Shelter.

Recommended for under 5s
All welcome
Drop-in, no booking required

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<![CDATA[The Stories Behind Sukkot with Maureen Kendler]]> 02/10/2017 – Discover more about this festival with broadcaster and journalist Maureen Kendler]]> 02/10/2017 : Discover more about this festival with broadcaster and journalist Maureen Kendler



Learn more about the Jewish festival of Sukkot with broadcaster and journalist Maureen Kendler.

This is an opportunity for those new to the festival to learn more and for those familiar to go deeper in this free talk.

Join us inside our Sukkah installation and discover more including: 

  • Why Jews build a sukkah (shelter) during this festival. 
  • How the shelters are used during Sukkot. 
  • What an Etrog and Lulav are, why they are shaken and what they symbolise. 

Reserve your free place:
020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Image credit: Wikicommons: Gilabrand

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<![CDATA[Sukkot Family Day]]> 08/10/2017 – Storytelling, crafts and make your own edible Sukkah]]> 08/10/2017 : Storytelling, crafts and make your own edible Sukkah



Join us for a day of fun crafts and activities inside our Sukkah installation. We will be celebrating the festival of Sukkot with storytelling, arts and crafts, and much more.

You can even make your own edible Sukkah to take home!

All ages welcome.

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

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

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<![CDATA[Jewish Whitechapel Walking Tour]]> 08/10/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 08/10/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



In and around Commercial Road you can still find reminders of the vibrant Jewish community which lived and worked there.

The streets and buildings evoke memories of local synagogues, street markets, medical missions and the Yiddish theatre. You will also visit Cable Street, the site of the battle against the fascists and home to Dr. Hannah Billig, the Angel of Cable Street.

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<![CDATA[Slavery & Satire: Revealing Black History]]> 15/10/2017 – Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities]]> 15/10/2017 : Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities



Join us for a tour revealing objects relating to Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection.

Led by Black Heritage Tour Guide 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.

This event forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation. 

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<![CDATA[Walk in Her Shoes: A Women's Storytelling Event]]> 19/10/2017 – In partnership with Nisa Nashim]]> 19/10/2017 : In partnership with Nisa Nashim



Hear stories from Jewish storyteller Rachel Rose Reid and Muslim storyteller Jumana Moon at this adult women's storytelling event in partnership with Nisa-Nashim.

Rachel Rose Reid keeps oral tradition dust-free and fresh-faced from rock festivals to theatres, campfires to concert halls. Bridging between the worlds of traditional storytelling and spoken word, including work for BBC Radio, Glastonbury Festival, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Rachel is the first European woman to be ordained by the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, which reclaims and renews Jewish women's spiritual practices, and feminine narratives and leadership.She facilitates ritual, workshops, and devotional circles, in Jewish and multi-faith settings.

Jumana Moon is a traditional storyteller with a great love of folktales, fairy tales, myths and legends of all kinds.  Jumana draws from a wide range of stories: from Britain, Europe  and beyond and has a special interest in stories from Islamic heritage:  stories from Quran, hadeeth (the life and sayings  of Prophet Mohammed pbuh), stories from devotional poetry such as Rumi, Hafiz & Jami and folk tales from various Muslim lands.  Jumana tells stories in nurseries and schools; at festivals & cultural and community events. Jumana is an English Literature graduate and also works as a psychotherapist.  She is fascinated by the relationship between stories, culture and identity.

This event is female only.

This event forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation.

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

Photo credit Wasi Daniju

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<![CDATA[Curious Explorers Morning]]> 25/10/2017 – A relaxed morning for children with autism and other social communication conditions]]> 25/10/2017 : A relaxed morning for children with autism and other social communication conditions



A relaxed morning during the school holiday for children with autism or other social communication conditions, their siblings, parents and carers. This event is most appropriate for children aged five to 15.

Enjoy early opening and a dedicated space at the museum from 9am.

  • Benefit from reduced noise levels in the galleries
  • Relax in our Chill Out Zone

Don't miss these exciting and interactive activities inspired by our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

Advance booking recommended.

Book Now: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

If you have any questions, please email karen.vancoevorden@jewishmuseum.org.uk.

The Family Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.

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<![CDATA[Slavery & Satire: Revealing Black History]]> 25/10/2017 – Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities]]> 25/10/2017 : Explore the shared history and faith of the Black and Jewish communities



Join us for a tour revealing objects relating to Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection.

Led by Black Heritage Tour Guide 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.

This event forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation.

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<![CDATA[Photography Workshop (11-18 years): My Faith and Me]]> 26/10/2017 – Develop your photography skills as part of an interfaith photography project for young people]]> 26/10/2017 : Develop your photography skills as part of an interfaith photography project for young people



Join us this half term for a free photography workshop.

Use your new skills and take on the challenge to take over the museum and create your own photography exhibition for Takeover Day about what your faith means to you.

This is an interfaith photographic project and the photography exhibition aims to reflect personal insights into faith from people of all backgrounds.

Join our Workshop: Take part in this free, expert-led photography workshop and learn new skills.

Take your Photo: Use your new photography knowledge to take a photograph reflecting ‘My Faith and Me’ in your own time.

Feature in an Exhibition: Send us your photo and it will be part of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum London on display for visitors from Takeover Day (17 November) until December.

Beginners are welcome and no experience is required. Please feel free to bring your own camera if you have one but it is not essential for the workshop. You are welcome to complete the photography project with either your own camera or phone.

This a free workshop and booking is essential as there is a maximum of 20 places. All young people under 16 will require parental consent for the drop off workshop.

Email josie.roberts@jewishmuseum.org.uk or call 020 7284 7384 to book your place.

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<![CDATA[Defining National Identity: The Influence of Emigre Poster Designers]]> 26/10/2017 – Explore the impact of émigré designers on British poster design during and after World War Two]]> 26/10/2017 : Explore the impact of émigré designers on British poster design during and after World War Two



Join David Bownes, Director of Twentieth Century Posters, as he explores the impact of émigré designers on British poster design during and after World War Two.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Designs On Britain]]> 01/11/2017 – Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions]]> 01/11/2017 : Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
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<![CDATA[Michael Rosen in Conversation: <br>‘So They Call You Pisher!’]]> 02/11/2017 – ]]> ‘So They Call You Pisher!’]]> 02/11/2017 :



"If you didn’t know whether to risk doing something, what’s the worst that could happen? ‘So they call you pisher!’”

Michael Rosen in conversation with Lynne Segal about his humorous and moving memoir So They Call You Pisher! a look at the first 23 years of his life.

Born in the North London suburbs, Michael's parents, Harold and Connie, both teachers, first met as teenage Communists in the 1930s Jewish East End. The family home was filled with stories of relatives in London, the United States and France and of those who had disappeared in Europe.

Unlike the children around them, Rosen and his brother Brian grew up dreaming of a socialist revolution; Party meetings were held in the front room, summers were for communist camping holidays, till it all changed after a trip to East Germany, when in 1957 his parents decided to leave “the Party.”

Michael followed his own journey of radical self-discovery: running away to the Aldermaston March to ban the bomb, writing and performing in experimental political theatre, getting arrested during the 1968 movements.

Michael Rosen is the author of over 140 books of poetry, stories and politics. He was the Children’s Laureate between 2007–9 and is currently the professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths University. He has won numerous international awards for his work in literature. He presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4.

Lynne Segal is anniversary professor of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College, London. She is the author of Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing (Verso Books)

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<![CDATA[The Good Immigrant: Nikesh Shukla In Conversation]]> 08/11/2017 – Hear from award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant]]> 08/11/2017 : Hear from award-winning writer Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant



Hear from Nikesh Shukla, editor of the award-wining 2016 bestseller The Good Immigrant; a collection of 21 writers of colour talking about race and immigration.

In this conversation with Barbara Roche, Nikesh will discuss why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay, where their place is in the world if they’re unwelcome in the UK, and what effects the current political climate has on issues around race and migration. 

Followed by Q&A with the audience, and book signing at 8pm.

Barbara Roche is the chair of the Migration Museum Project.The Project aims to increase appreciation of how migration has shaped Britain through the ages by creating a national Migration Museum,an education programme and a knowledge-sharing network of museums and galleries across the UK. Barbara was a Labour Government Minister and MP. She was a Minister of State in the Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She was also the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, a Minister at the Department of Trade and Industry,Minister for Women and Equalities and the Immigration Minister when at the Home Office. Barbara has chaired one of the largest housing associations in the country and currently chairs a number of other organisations including the Migration Matters Trust. The Trust is an all-party group which works with business,trade unions and  former senior diplomats to argue the positive case for migration.

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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<![CDATA[Jewish Theatreland Walking Tour]]> 12/11/2017 – Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 12/11/2017 : Led by Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Join this fun walking tour of London's Theatreland to explore connections with Jewish actors, impresarios, writers, producers and the early cinema industry.

The cast includes Lionel Bart, Lord Delfont, Oscar Deutsch and Barbra Streisand. Credits are also due to Lyons for the refreshments, Moss Bros for the costumes and Freed for the dance shoes.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Shelter]]> 15/11/2017 – Explore objects in our galleries related to themes of migration, journeys and shelter]]> 15/11/2017 : Explore objects in our galleries related to themes of migration, journeys and shelter



Explore objects in our galleries related to themes of migration, journeys and shelter with our curator Dr Kathrin Pieren.

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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<![CDATA[Seeking Shelter Late]]> 22/11/2017 – In partnership with Counterpoint Arts and Camden Council]]> 22/11/2017 : In partnership with Counterpoint Arts and Camden Council



Explore the Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation after hours and enjoy art installations, crafts and talks inspired by themes of journeys, migration and shelter.

This event is held in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and Camden Council. 

Counterpoints Arts work with in collaboration - with artists and cultural organisations to support, produce and promote the arts by and about migrants and refugees. 

This exhibition forms part of the Migration Festival programme for our Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation

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<![CDATA[Tom Karen: My Life and Work]]> 29/11/2017 – Hear from the designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper, the Bond Bug and the Marble Run]]> 29/11/2017 : Hear from the designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper, the Bond Bug and the Marble Run



Hear from Tom Karen, the designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper, the Bond Bug and the Marble Run, in conversation with Vicky** Richardson**, design curator and writer.

This talk has been organised in collaboration with the V&A Museum and the University of Brighton Design Archives.

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<![CDATA[SOLD OUT: Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo in Conversation]]> 05/12/2017 – Two of Britain's most loved authors discuss the inspirations behind some of their books]]> 05/12/2017 : Two of Britain's most loved authors discuss the inspirations behind some of their books



Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo come together to talk about the inspirations behind some of their most loved books.

They will discuss their writing for children on wartime experiences, why it is important to pass on history to children, and the emotive power of telling stories.

Judith and Michael have enthralled and inspired generations of children with their bestselling novels, which include classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit as well as War Horse and The Butterfly Lion respectively.

The event is being organised by the Jewish Museum London as part of our Remembrance public programming.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear two of the UKs best loved authors of children’s literature talk about their work and influences.

The conversation will be chaired by Erica Wagner.

Erica Wagner was born in New York City. She is the author of Gravity: Stories, Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the Story of Birthday Letters and Seizure, a novel; she is the editor of First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner. Twice a judge of the Man Booker Prize, she was literary editor of The Times for 17 years and is now contributing literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar and a contributing writer for the New Statesman. She was the recipient of the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award in 2014, and she is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Chief Engineer, her biography of Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge, was published this year by Bloomsbury.

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

Suitable for ages 12+

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Designs On Britain]]> 06/12/2017 – Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions]]> 06/12/2017 : Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
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<![CDATA[Design Highlights from the Permanent Collection]]> 19/12/2017 – Explore highlights from our galleries and stores with our Collections Manager and Curator]]> 19/12/2017 : Explore highlights from our galleries and stores with our Collections Manager and Curator



Explore design highlights in our collection, including previously unseen objects from the museum's stores, with the museum's Collections Manager and Curator Dr Kathrin Pieren.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Designs On Britain]]> 10/01/2018 – Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions]]> 10/01/2018 : Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
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<![CDATA[Collage Poster Workshop]]> 20/01/2018 – Try your hand at making a collage poster with experts from London Craft Club]]> 20/01/2018 : Try your hand at making a collage poster with experts from London Craft Club



Explore the Designs On Britain exhibition and try your hand at creating a collage poster with experts from London Craft Club.

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<![CDATA[British by Design Panel]]> 24/01/2018 – Discover the word of British Design and its global roots with experts in the field]]> 24/01/2018 : Discover the word of British Design and its global roots with experts in the field



Discover the world of British Design and its global roots with this insider's guide with experts in the field, chaired by David Worthington, Design Consultant.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Designs On Britain]]> 07/02/2018 – Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions]]> 07/02/2018 : Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
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<![CDATA[Design Late]]> 08/02/2018 – Enjoy fun crafts, talks, interactive workshops and more after hours]]> 08/02/2018 : Enjoy fun crafts, talks, interactive workshops and more after hours



Explore the Designs On Britain exhibition after hours and enjoy fun crafts, talks, interactive workshops and more in this event programmed by students from UCL's MA in Museum Studies.

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<![CDATA[Moquette Textiles Workshop]]> 18/02/2018 – Try your hand at creating moquette textiles with experts from London Craft Club]]> 18/02/2018 : Try your hand at creating moquette textiles with experts from London Craft Club



Explore the Designs On Britain exhibition and try your hand at creating moquette textiles, like those on display, with experts from London Craft Club.

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

Image: Andrew Davidson at en.wikipedia

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Designs On Britain]]> 07/03/2018 – Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions]]> 07/03/2018 : Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
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<![CDATA[Diversity in Design Panel]]> 08/03/2018 – Hear from leading designers as they discuss the importance of representation and designing a world for all]]> 08/03/2018 : Hear from leading designers as they discuss the importance of representation and designing a world for all



On International Women's Day, hear from leading designers as they discuss the importance of representation and designing a world for all.

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<![CDATA[Brush Lettering Workshop]]> 17/03/2018 – Learn brush lettering techniques with experts from London Craft Club]]> 17/03/2018 : Learn brush lettering techniques with experts from London Craft Club



Explore the Designs On Britain exhibition and try your hand at brush lettering, like that on display, with experts from London Craft Club.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Designs On Britain]]> 04/04/2018 – Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions]]> 04/04/2018 : Discover more about the exhibition with our Head of Exhibitions



Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

This talks is also taking place on:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
  • Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
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<![CDATA[Mosaic Making Workshop]]> 15/04/2018 – Try your hand at making a mosaic with experts from London Craft Club]]> 15/04/2018 : Try your hand at making a mosaic with experts from London Craft Club



Explore the Designs On Britain exhibition and try your hand at making a mosaic, like those created by the displayed designers, with experts from London Craft Club.

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

Header image © Mike Quinn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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