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Pride in our collection

By Hannah and Zara, work experience students in the Learning Team. During Pride month, we have been considering what it is to be part of both an LGBT+ and a Jewish community and the intersection between them, by looking at images within our collection.   We have been looking at different images, the first ones […]

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Investigating the Isaac Family

By Karen Van Coevorden Following on from Emma’s blog about Esther Rafer, another family which we have explored at our recent Curious Minds workshops is the Isaacs family. Using a series of photographs and objects from our collection, we set individuals the challenge of trying to piece together an understanding of the Isaac family history. We […]

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Esther Rafer and the Jewish East End

By Emma Crew When planning our Curious Minds sessions for people living with dementia we decided to include objects and photographs relating to specific people who lived in the Jewish East End. I chose to show some of our items linked to Esther Rafer. Her descendant Sheila donated a fascinating collection of items from her […]

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To Bake or Buy: The Challah Question

Everyone knows that a freshly baked challah loaf is one of the best tastes there is but alas it turns out that many of our staff lack basic baking skills (myself included!) and therefore are forced to have to buy our challah bread each week. To challenge ourselves the Learning Team organised for a few […]

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Life in the East End: Israel Zangwill’s ‘The Children of the Ghetto’

By Robyn Viney – Learning Intern When one thinks of historical research, the image of the novel is perhaps not the most immediate association that is made. However, being that past generations were cruelly robbed of the amenities to broadcast their experiences through social media, or embellish them in a blockbuster film, works of fictional […]

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