Jewish Heritage Europe

David Hillman’s stained glass windows for synagogues

When:
September 16, 2019 @ 14:00 – 15:30
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Where:
Ely Cathedral, England
Palace Green
Ely CB7 4EW
UK
Cost:
£9 Guests / £7.50 Friends
Contact:
Stained Glass Museum
UK

A Lecture by Prof David Newman OBE

It will be followed by a viewing of the David Hillman ‘Purim’ window from the Old Bayswater Synagogue, now in The Stained Glass Museum in Ely Cathedral.

Click here to read our 2014 article about Hillman’s magnificent windows

In this talk Prof. Newman will shed light on the life and work of David Hillman (1894-1974), a prolific Anglo-Jewish artist who understood the deep connection between art and religion. Hillman was born in Glasgow and his father was Dayan Samuel Isaac Hillman, of the London Beth Din. He created stained glass windows for many London Synagogues, and one of his windows made for the old Bayswater Synagogue (demolished 1966) is on display at The Stained Glass Museum.

Prof. David Newman is a great nephew of  David Hillman, and a researcher of political geography and geopolitics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.