rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[Yiddish Story and Song]]> 04/09/2016 – Hear Yiddish folk tales retold, enjoy live music and touch tour of Yiddish objects in the collection]]> 04/09/2016 : Hear Yiddish folk tales retold, enjoy live music and touch tour of Yiddish objects in the collection



Come and celebrate the European Day of Jewish Culture, the theme this year is languages.

Enjoy an interactive concert from family singer and songwriter Nick Copeperformances from the London Yiddish Choir, hear Yiddish folk tales retold, and get hands on with Yiddish objects in our collection. 

10.15-10.45am - Yiddish Folk Tales (ages 3+)
Grethe Jensen of Sandal Sticks Theatre Company will be spinning Yiddish tales, including a ‘Path to Paradise’ and ‘The Rooster Prince’. Come and enjoy the traditional art of oral storytelling.

11am-midday - Family Singalong with Nick Cope (ages 0-5)
Join family singer and songwriter Nick Cope as he performs songs that kids will love to sing and that will get them up and dancing. 

11.15-midday - Yiddish Class for Beginners (ages 10+)
Barry Davis gives a fun introduction to Yiddish - learn basic greetings, sing a song, and hear a short story in Yiddish, with English translation

12.15-1pm - London Yiddish Choir (all ages)
The London Yiddish Choir and Chutzpah choir (Brighton) led by Yiddish choir activist Polina Shepherd perform Yiddish songs old and new.

Ongoing Activities (10am-1pm)

Yiddish Object-Handling 
Meet our team and handle Yiddish objects from our collection including a Yiddish typwriter

PJ Library
Read from a range of Yiddish books provided by our friends at PJ Library

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[SOLD OUT: Clapton Walking Tour]]> 11/09/2016 – Back by popular demand!]]> 11/09/2016 : Back by popular demand!



Explore the delights of Clapton in this walking tour led by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky.

Discover more about childhoods of Harold Pinter, Lords Levy and Sugar and Helen Shapiro, the memories of Lea Bridge Road synagogue and the close-knit Clapton Jewish community. Explore the neighbourhood of Springfield Park and learn more about the stylish young Marc Feld (Bolan) as well as the current fast growing ultra-orthodox community.

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<![CDATA[Curator's Talk: Jukebox, Jewkbox!]]> 12/09/2016 – Hear from Joanne Rosenthal, the curator of our vinyl exhibition]]> 12/09/2016 : 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 10 October 2016

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<![CDATA[Jewkbox Live: Celebrating Jewish Music]]> 13/09/2016 – An evening of music in partnership with the JMI]]> 13/09/2016 : An evening of music in partnership with the JMI



“Talk about your good vibrations – this is pure soul music with a Jewish heartbeat.”      – Seth Rogovoy, author, The Essential Klezmer

Listen to live Klezmer music from Sklamberg & the Shepherds and learn more about the seminal Semer record label from Lorin Sklamberg (The Klezmatics) as we go on a Jewish musical journey.

Explore the Jukebox, Jewkbox! exhibition after hours and enjoy a tour by curator Joanne Rosenthal.

An evening of music in partnership with the Jewish Music Institute (JMI)

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

Doors: 5.30pm

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<![CDATA[Alan Dein 'Chai Fidelity']]> 22/09/2016 – Historian and broadcaster Alan Dein takes you on an audiovisual journey through the recorded history of Anglo-Jewry]]> 22/09/2016 : Historian and broadcaster Alan Dein takes you on an audiovisual journey through the recorded history of Anglo-Jewry



Oral historian and radio broadcaster Alan Dein takes you on a journey into the recorded sounds and stories of Anglo-Jewry in this audiovisual talk.

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

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<![CDATA[East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity]]> 26/09/2016 – A talk from internationally renowned human rights lawyer Philippe Sands]]> 26/09/2016 : A talk from internationally renowned human rights lawyer Philippe Sands



Internationally renowned human rights lawyer Philippe Sands shares a personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history as explored in his book, 'East West Street'.

When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials.

Part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, Philippe Sands guides us between past and present as several interconnected stories unfold in parallel. The first is the hidden story of two Nuremberg prosecutors who discover, only at the end of the trials, that the man they are prosecuting, once Hitler's personal lawyer, may be responsible for the murder of their entire families in Nazi-occupied Poland, in and around Lviv.

The two prosecutors, Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, were remarkable men, whose efforts led to the inclusion of the terms 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide' in the judgement at Nuremberg, with their different emphasis on the protection of individuals and groups. The defendant was no less compelling a character: Hans Frank, Hitler's personal lawyer, friend of Richard Strauss, collector of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, and Governor-General of Nazi-occupied Poland.

A second strand is more personal, as Philippe Sands traces the events that overwhelmed his mother's family in Lviv and Vienna during the Second World War, and led his grandfather to leave his wife and daughter behind as war came to Europe.

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<![CDATA[In the Groove Late]]> 29/09/2016 – Unwind with a drink and explore the museum after hours]]> 29/09/2016 : Unwind with a drink and explore the museum after hours



Unwind with a drink and explore the museum and the exhibition Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl after hours.

During the event you can: 

  • Capture that '50s Jukebox vibe with an energetic 45 minute Swing dance class from the fantastic Swing Patrol 
     
  • Make yourself the modern equivalent of a record bag. It’s still boxy and shiny, but modified to fit your phone instead of a vinyl collection! Create your own from scratch using nothing but roadie’s favourite Gaffer Tape and some creative folding, under the guidance of London Craft Club. This is your chance to get hands on with other activities including a 90s cassette-inspired craft or make a badge of your favourite band to wear with pride!
     
  • Experience an experimental DJ performance from Jake Williams of London’s School of Sound Recording 
     
  • Get up close to objects from Handel & Hendrix in London, including a record player and costumes, with Michelle Graabek, Learning and Participation Officer.
     
  • Be inspired by Rock Star style and pose in our Jukebox photobooth
     
  • Learn more about the stories behind Jukebox, Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl with a curator's tour from Head of Exhibitions, Jo Rosenthal
     
  • Share your favourite musical memories in our response area

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

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<![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.

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

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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: 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 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 2 November 2016, 7 December 2016, 11 January 2017 and 1 February 2017.

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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[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 Jake Williams, Course Leader in Electronic Music & DJ Practice at the School of Sound Recording

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[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[In Conversation: Judah Passow and Hugo Rifkind on Scots Jews]]> 01/12/2016 – Hugo Rifkind interviews Scots Jews photographer Judah Passow]]> 01/12/2016 : 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: 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[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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