16 August, 2020 @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Around the World in 80, 55, 21 Days!: Jewish Museums Across the Seas
Travel the world via Zoom this August as we tour Jewish museums in Australia, England, South Africa and the United States of America. Trace the movements of Jews across the seas, uncovering the communities created, celebrating unique traditions and histories. Experience a taste of the world-class exhibits that bring to life the stories of Jewish communities from across the globe.
South African Jewry: Before, During, After with the South African Jewish Museum
Sunday 16th August 2020, 6pm UK local time
This presentation will provide a brief history of South African Jewry – a uniquely homogenous community within the Diaspora. From its Litvak roots, through the impact on South African commerce and politics, to current day urbanisation and migration from South Africa.
Gavin Morris has a BA degree in History and Jewish Civilization and MBA both obtained at the University of Cape Town. Following an early career in film and advertising, he became the director of the SA Jewish Museum in 2012 where he has overseen the development of numerous exhibitions, a digital social history archive, and educational and cultural diversity programmes.
This is a free event for museum volunteers, our members and patrons.
During this unprecedented time, the Jewish Museum of London is proud to work with our colleagues at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the Jewish Museum of Australia and the South African Jewish Museum to provide this meaningful online program. Donations to help us continue to serve you—from a safe distance—are appreciated, but not required.
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Additional Programmes from this series
- Jewish Museum of Maryland: Thursday 13th August, 6pm UK time
- South African Jewish Museum: Sunday 16th August, 6pm UK time
- Jewish Museum of Australia: Sunday 23rd August, 12 noon, UK time
Learn what it means to be a refugee and understand the reasons why people might be forced to leave their homes through a guided exploration of one photograph in our collection. We will then share an activity for you to do at home which links to this year’s theme ‘We cannot walk alone.’
Discover the History of Jews in Britain from 1066, a history full of journeys and migration. From a medieval mikvah telling the story of the first Jewish community in Britain to photographs belonging to children who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, this virtual tour explores many periods of migration.
Join us to explore refugee stories from our collection in this exclusive talk for our Friends and Patrons.