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May
26
Sun
Inheritance Day @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery
May 26 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Inheritance Day @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery | England | United Kingdom

As part of its “House of Life” project to open the cemetery to the public, nine families will be coming to the historic Willesden Jewish cemetery on May 26 to tell stories of people buried there.

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

Jun
11
Tue
Jewish Architecture Bus Tour @ London
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00

A tour on a London double-decker bus that is organized by the London Jewish Museum and led by the architecture expert Joe Kerr. Participants will see buildings designed by famous Jewish architects whose work was crucial to the rebuilding of twentieth century London, including modernist icons by Erno Goldfinger, Denys Lasdun and Berthold Lubetkin.

The bus tour begins in Angel and finishes at the Jewish Museum London in Camden Town.

The stops on the tour are:

  • Spa Green Estate (Berthold Lubetkin)
  • Finsbury Health Centre (Berthold Lubetkin)
  • Centrepoint (Richard Seifert)
  • Trellick Tower (Erno Goldfinger)

The tour will also be stopping at and going inside the Royal College of Physicians, a Grade I listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun. Click here to find out more about this iconic building on the Royal College of Physicians website.

Click here to register and buy tickets

Jul
16
Tue
Archaeology of the Holocaust @ Jewish community Vilnius
Jul 16 @ 17:30 – 18:30
Archaeology of the Holocaust @ Jewish community Vilnius | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Vilnius presentation of the new book by Dr. Richard Freund, the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: The Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels.

Click to read more about the book

 

Sep
13
Fri
English Heritage Open Days @ More than 15 synagogues, 4 Jewish cemeteries
Sep 13 – Sep 22 all-day
English Heritage Open Days @ More than 15 synagogues, 4 Jewish cemeteries

 

More than 15 historic synagogues all over England can be visited at various times during England’s 15th annual Heritage Open Days.

They include synagogues in Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Hull, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Manchester — and more. There will also be tours of four Jewish cemeteries in Brighton, London, Liberpool, and King’s Lynn.

Click here to see the synagogue list

Click here to see the cemetery list

 

 

Sep
15
Sun
Heritage Open Days: Montefiore Synagogue @ Montefiore Synagogue
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00

A chance to see inside the synagogue built by Sir Moses Montefiore in 1833. The nearby Mausoleum contains the tombs of Sir Moses and Lady Judith Montefiore. The Synagogue was designed by David Mocatta and was the first synagogue to be built in England by a Jewish architect.

Access is limited due to the historic nature of the buildings.
Access to buildings via woodland path.

 

Sep
22
Sun
Glasgow open days – visit synagogue @ Garnethill synagogue
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Glasgow open days - visit synagogue @ Garnethill synagogue | Scotland | United Kingdom

Visit the Garnethill synagogue as part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival, an annual event celebrating the city’s architecture, culture & heritage through a free programme of open buildings and events taking place over one week in September.

It is Scotland’s first purpose-built Synagogue. As well as continuing to be an active place of worship, the building is the home of the Scottish Jewish Archive Centre and Museum.

Jan
23
Thu
Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands @ Polish Embassy London
Jan 23 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands @ Polish Embassy London | England | United Kingdom

A one-day Conference to Launch POLIN: Studies in Polish-Jewry

Vol. 32: ‘Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands’

Organized by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.

Co-organized and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish Cultural Institute, London, with the support of Ślipaczek Chartered Financial Planners

The astounding variety of music of all genres and styles produced by musicians of Jewish heritage in Europe since 1750 has been examined almost entirely in the context of German-speaking Europe or in studies of a group of composers who strongly self-identified as Jews.

In five thematic sections, this multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of the main genres produced by musicians of Jewish origin in the Polish lands: Cantorial and Religious Music, Jews in Polish Popular Culture, Jews in the Polish classical music scene, The Holocaust reflected in Jewish music, and Klezmer in Poland today. This volume explores the activities and great creativity of musicians of the ‘Mosaic persuasion’, covering the area of the Polish-Lithunanian Commonwealth and its successor states from 1750 to the present. 

The conference will look at Cantorial Music, Jews and Polish popular culture, and Klezmer in Poland today. And there will be music!

‘POLIN Vol. 32’ is published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation/Liverpool University Press.

Volume Editors: François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky.

 

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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