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

Read More
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)

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
GET TO KNOW THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON PRESS RELEASE

GET TO KNOW THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON PRESS RELEASE

Temple of Solomon Exhibition Launches in London
A two-week exhibition on the replica Temple of Solomon in São Paulo, Brazil opens at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London’s St John’s Wood on Sunday 21 February. Called Get to Know the Temple of Solomon, its aim is to explain

Read More

2015 SUMMER ULPAN REVIEW BY ITS STUDENTS

– ” It was clear that a great deal of thought and preparation had gone into each session – use of English was minimal and employed only when absolutely necessary.
” I would recommend this programme because Daily Lessons allow for a much more immersive experience than weekly

Read More
‘EXILE IN THE MAGHREB’ BOOK EXPLODES MYTH OF MOROCCAN COEXISTENCE

‘EXILE IN THE MAGHREB’ BOOK EXPLODES MYTH OF MOROCCAN COEXISTENCE

In January 2015 the Qatar-owned satellite channel al-Jazeera broadcast a programme about Jews in Morocco. “Jews first began to settle in Morocco over 2, 000 years ago,” said the presenter.”… and for centuries they and Muslims have happily co-existed there.” Now the English version of a compilation of

Read More