Spiro Ark

Ernest Bloch Studies Book Launch

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Jewish Music Institute – JMI – are honoured to partner with Spiro Ark for the London Book Launch of Ernest Bloch Studies by Alexander Knapp and Norman Solomon on Cambridge University Press.
Book introduction of Ernest Bloch Studies
About the book:
Ernest Bloch left his native Switzerland to

ANARCHISM, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND PROTEST AS JEWISH VALUES

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To honour Professor Sam Cohen’s Memory, this year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr Harris Bor
Professor Sam Cohen’s annual memorial lectures have been impressive by the choice of speakers and by the variety of eye-opening topics which have been presented.  Every year is a special occasion when

Klezmer in the Park: The Big Mix 2017

Come on down for a fun-packed afternoon for all the family in one of London’s most beautiful parks. As well as BBC Radio 3 DJ Max Reinhardt, Community Hub and Kids Zone, this year’s live stage will feature Klezmer in collaboration with a global selection of artists.
Bandstand

A diverse Israeli cultural experience through music YOAV OVED
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A diverse Israeli cultural experience through music YOAV OVED

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Yoav will be performing a mixture of Israeli, Ashkenazi and Sephardi songs together with   explanations, related anecdotes and stories. He believes that with our wide-ranging roots people can unite through the medium of music.
Yoav’s tenor voice will move you and his style of performance will encourage

DIVIDED WE STAND: A Journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC by Colin Lang.
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DIVIDED WE STAND: A Journey with Judge Israel Finestein QC by Colin Lang.

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Spiro Ark together with Central Synagogue are delighted to host the book launch of this remarkable book which is a tribute to the late Judge Israel Finestein QC (1921-2009) by his nephew Colin Lang. He will be supported by a panel of distinguished speakers.
Israel Finestein was an outstanding communal

The Interrogation of Raoul Wallenberg by the Russian Secret Service

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The playwright David Crook will discuss his work after the reading
Wednesday 30th August 2017 @ 19:30
 
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who helped save the lives of over 100,000 Jewish people in the latter half of 1944 in occupied Budapest. This was the only community

ARABIC IN ISRAEL with Dr Shlomo Alon
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ARABIC IN ISRAEL with Dr Shlomo Alon

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Shlomo Alon PhD is the only Jewish member of the Israel National Academy for Arabic Language.
Following the recent controversy regarding the status of Arabic in Israel, Spiro Ark is delighted to welcome Shlomo Alon who is not only the only Jewish  member of the Israel National Academy but also

STUNNING SECRET JUDAISM IN THE VATICAN by Menashe Tahan BSc MSc Msc PhD
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STUNNING SECRET JUDAISM IN THE VATICAN by Menashe Tahan BSc MSc Msc PhD

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An illustrated talk by Dr Tahan in which he reveals the secrets of the sublime Jewish teachings, covertly concealed in the spectacular works of art held in the heart of the Vatican, which could not be deciphered for the last 500 years.
Dr Tahan is a scientist specializing

REDRAWING THE BORDERS OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN A POST-ISIS ERA
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REDRAWING THE BORDERS OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN A POST-ISIS ERA

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LECTURE BY THE RENOWNED PROFESSOR DAVID NEWMAN WHO HOLDS THE BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY PROFESSORIAL CHAIR IN GEOPOLITICS.
An insightful analysis into the current geopolitical situation, a century since the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

The Balfour Declaration: The Collaboration between Jews and Christians. An illustrated talk and exhibition.
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The Balfour Declaration: The Collaboration between Jews and Christians. An illustrated talk and exhibition.

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BY  ROY THURLEY
In this illustrated talk we will explore how Christians and Jews working together brought about this Declaration, the foundation document for the State of Israel. Theresa May, the current British Prime Minister, referred to the Balfour Declaration as “one of the most important letters in

Jewish Families in Europe 1939-Present: History, Representation and Memory.
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Jewish Families in Europe 1939-Present: History, Representation and Memory.

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With Dr Joanna Beata Michlic
This book is the fruit of an interdisciplinary, in-depth research project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust, conducted under Dr Michlic’s directorship at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. The book fills a gap in historical knowledge about Jewish families and children in Europe and

A Film Evening: DEFAMATION
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A Film Evening: DEFAMATION

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Directed by Yoav Shamir (2008)
What is anti-Semitism today,two generations after the Holocaust?
In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint, 5 Days, Flipping Out) travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the oldest hatred and comes up with some

A Film Evening: Vegetative Love
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A Film Evening: Vegetative Love

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DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY DROR SHOCHET
This meditative film explores the role of the tree in diverse environments and in the lives of five characters both Jewish and Arab: a doctor, a farmer, an artist, a lumberjack and one for whom nature is his home. The relationship between

Is it OK to Laugh About it?
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Is it OK to Laugh About it?

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Holocaust Humour, Satire, and Parody in Israeli Culture
with Liat Steir-Livny PhD
Holocaust humour, satire, and parody are sensitive and complex issues. For many years, Israeli culture recoiled from dealing with the Holocaust from a humorous or satirical perspective. The perception was that a humorous approach might threaten

Tanach  Tour at the British Museum by Rabbi Arye Forta POSTPONED
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Tanach Tour at the British Museum by Rabbi Arye Forta POSTPONED

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POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

The Tanach covers the earliest and most formative period of Jewish history.  Yet, it is not only about the past.  It is subtly intertwined with the most fundamental aspects of our lives shaping the way we understand ourselves, our kinship with other Jews and