Spiro Ark

Registered Charity No 1070926

H I JEW POSITIVE – ISRAELI FILM

H I JEW POSITIVE – ISRAELI FILM

Many Catholic Poles regularly discover that their parents had kept their true Jewish identity hidden, from these 2nd and 3rd generations of Holocaust survivors. It has happened to people of all ages from all socio-economic backgrounds. These are the New Jews of Poland.
The Director Ronit Kertsner, followed

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THE STORY BEHIND “THE STORY” LECTURE BY NITZA SPIRO

THE STORY BEHIND “THE STORY” LECTURE BY NITZA SPIRO

This year we delve deeper into our preparation for one of the most ritualistic nights of the year – our Pesach Seder. Over the course of two sessions, Nitza Spiro, the director of the Spiro Ark together with Steven Leas, Cantor of the Central Synagogue will highlight some

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“WINEGARDEN” – BOOK LAUNCH BY ANTHONY FERNER AT THE SHTIEBEL

“WINEGARDEN” – BOOK LAUNCH BY ANTHONY FERNER AT THE SHTIEBEL

Spiro Ark and Holland Park Press are delighted to invite you to the London Launch of Winegarden by Anthony Ferner.
Have you ever come across a novella that features a Jewish, yet agnostic professor in theoretical physics who heads a department of thought experiments, located above the local

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“UNEXPECTED ISRAEL” BOOK BY RUTH CORMAN

“UNEXPECTED ISRAEL” BOOK BY RUTH CORMAN

Focusing on cameos of everyday life, Unexpected Israel brings people and places to life, ranging from caviar to camels, owls to oranges, pomegranates to pilgrims and fossils to friendship as well as some unimaginable tales of heroism. It is without doubt a memorable and wholly “unexpected” journey.
Ruth’s

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JEWISH PARTICIPATION IN THE FIRE SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

JEWISH PARTICIPATION IN THE FIRE SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

The heroic story of Jews during the Blitz is a hardly-known chapter in contemporary history. Martin Sugarman’s new book on the subject throws light on their hardships and bravery, their heroisms and heartaches. Moments of joy, family support, women, anti-Semitism encountered awards and unrecognised heroes…
Gripping interviews on

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THE LEGENDARY KADOORIE FAMILY – JEWS IN CHINA

THE LEGENDARY KADOORIE FAMILY – JEWS IN CHINA

The Fourth and Final Lecture of Dr. Maisie Meyer’s Mini Series on the Jews of China.
The Kadoorie Family is unique amongst Baghdadi commercial pioneers. One of the foremost families in Baghdad, they were “merchant farmers” in an era when the currency for trade was livestock. Eleazar (Elly)

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SHANGHAI MILLIONAIRE-SILAS AARON HARDOON (1851-1931) JEWS IN CHINA

SHANGHAI MILLIONAIRE-SILAS AARON HARDOON (1851-1931) JEWS IN CHINA

The Third Lecture of Dr. Maisie Meyer’s Mini Series on the Jews of China.
A monopoly set named “Shanghai Millionaire” highlights how influential Silas Aaron Hardoon was. Numerous photographs, newspaper articles and biographical accounts animate this celebrity. We trace his mercurial rise from a lowly employee in David

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DR JOANNA MICHLIC

DR JOANNA MICHLIC

Our upcoming film screening of ‘A FILM ABOUT PROF. SHIMON REDLICH’S RETURN TO the UKRAINE AND POLAND’ will be introduced and discussed by Dr. Joanna Michlic world expert on Families, Children, and a senior scholar of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Bellow is a summary of her CV.

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ARTISTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO SPIRO ARK’S UNIQUE PROGRAMME

ARTISTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO SPIRO ARK’S UNIQUE PROGRAMME

Ronald Stein, our favourite “House Artist” who regularly joins our cultural events is renowned for his excellent drawings of the many contributors to our programmes. Below is a typical example of Professor Ephraim Kahana, addressing a fascinated Spiro Ark audience on the topic of: NUCLEAR TERRORISM AS AN

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