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Feb
24
Sun
Jewish Islington walking tour
Feb 24 @ 14:00 – 17:00

As of Feb. 3 — only the March 31 date is still available! Feb. 24 is sold out!

Walking tours organized by Chabad and led by Chabad Rabbi Mendy

During the 18th and 19th centuries London’s Islington borough had one of the largest Jewish populations in England. Discover the borough’s Jewish history.

The tour includes important sites of the historic Jewish community, including where the North London Synagogue once stood. You will find out about a wide range of characters, where they came from, where they lived, where they worshipped, and what happened to them. A rich cast of politicians, founders of business empires, inventors, mathematicians, artists, architects, writers, eccentrics, and villains is promised – not forgetting the many people with more ordinary lives who made up the community.

Meeting place in Islington will be provided on booking.

Mar
31
Sun
Jewish Islington walking tour
Mar 31 @ 14:00 – 17:00

As of Feb. 3 — only the March 31 date is still available! Feb. 24 is sold out!

Walking tours organized by Chabad and led by Chabad Rabbi Mendy

During the 18th and 19th centuries London’s Islington borough had one of the largest Jewish populations in England. Discover the borough’s Jewish history.

The tour includes important sites of the historic Jewish community, including where the North London Synagogue once stood. You will find out about a wide range of characters, where they came from, where they lived, where they worshipped, and what happened to them. A rich cast of politicians, founders of business empires, inventors, mathematicians, artists, architects, writers, eccentrics, and villains is promised – not forgetting the many people with more ordinary lives who made up the community.

Meeting place in Islington will be provided on booking.

May
26
Sun
Guided tour @ Plymouth England Jewish Cemetery
May 26 @ 11:00 – 16:00

Excursions every 15 minutes, as part of the Plymouth History Festival

Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies the Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door. With the aid of funding from Vital Sparks and Drakes Foundation, an audio trail has been created, bringing to life the lives of those buried.

Sensible footwear required.

MP3s and head phones available on the day or bring your own head phones and/or your own smart phone.

Donations welcome / Booking essential / phccaretaker@yahoo.co.uk / 07753267616 / www.plymouthsynagogue.com

Sep
8
Sun
Leeds Jewry’s Historic Quarters @ Costa Coffee, Leeds
Sep 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Walking the Leylands and Chapeltown – the two historic Jewish Quarters in Leeds. The guided walk led by Nigel Grizzard shows you the remaining mementoes of Jewish life in these areas, that were once home to thousands of Jews who had come to Leeds fleeing from persecution in Tsarist Russia.

Sep
11
Wed
Walking Jewish Bradford @ Bradford (Info Desk, shopping center)
Sep 11 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Walking Jewish Bradford, led by Nigel Grizzard –  visit the historic Jewish Merchant Quarter of Little Germany, the Wool Exchange and the Bradford Synagogue.

 

Sep
22
Sun
Walking Jewish York @ Museum Gates York
Sep 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00

A walking tour of Jewish York, led by Nigel Grizzard — who organizes Jewish heritage tours in Yorkshire.

 

Oct
3
Thu
House of Life exhibition @ Willesden Library, London
Oct 3 2019 – Feb 16 2020 all-day
House of Life exhibition @ Willesden Library, London | England | United Kingdom

A never before seen showcase of the heritage of Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London’s preeminent Victorian Jewish Cemetery, established in 1873.

The House of Life Exhibition previews new displays of the cemetery’s rich history, ahead of its opening to the wider public in 2020.

The exhibition introduces visitors to the  lives of selected individuals buried there, describes the Jewish approach to death and mourning, and gives a glimpse of the the cemetery buildings and landscape. 
The displays further invite us all to reflect on the people we have lost and how we like to remember them. 

The exhibition is presented by the United Synagogue in partnership with Brent Museum and Archives.

Researched by volunteers and designed by Philip Simpson Design, the exhibition is part of the House of Life heritage project of the United Synagogue, which is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

 

Jan
26
Sun
Holocaust and Memory. @ Jewish Museum London
Jan 26 @ 14:45 – 17:00
Holocaust and Memory. @ Jewish Museum London | England | United Kingdom

Dr Sofiya Dyak, Nikita Kadan and Professor Philippe Sands  discuss the evolution of the practices of Holocaust remembrance and its public discourse in Ukraine: How are these tragic events remembered across different communities and why? How to deal with histories of lands subjected to multiple occupations and mass murder across communities? How to write a historic narrative for the country, which is still in a state of war?

This event is part of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Dr Sofiya Dyak is the Director of the Lviv Centre of Urban History, a private institution which initiated a number of important initiatives commemorating Jewish community presence in Lviv in partnership with Lviv’s municipality, including the Space of Synagogues memorial. In 2017, the centre hosted the “Un-named” project, reflecting on mass violence in Ukraine between 1931 and 1945. The project included visual work by Nikita Kadan, Ukraine’s contemporary artist. Similarly, Professor Philippe Sands traced his family history back to Lviv, with the city becoming the focus of much of his literary work and intellectual reflection.

Mar
8
Sun
International Women’s Day Tour of Willesden Jewish Cemetery @ Willesden Jewish cemetery
Mar 8 @ 11:00 – 12:30
International Women's Day Tour of Willesden Jewish Cemetery @ Willesden Jewish cemetery | England | United Kingdom

Join curator Hester Abrams for a tour that brings to life the stories of women who made their mark in science, medicine, government, the High Street and the arts, from Rosalind Franklin to H Samuel.

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