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What human being is not struggling within themselves with basic questions relating to our lives. We at the Spiro Ark, who are renowned for providing unique programmes which help people find their identity, feel that within the framework of finding one’s identity
Noir Press, The Spiro Ark and Central Synagogue are delighted to invite you to the launch of Grigory Kanovich’s award winning novel Shtetl Love Song.
Shtetl Love Song is Grigory Kanovich’s moving autobiographical novel about growing up in a small Lithuanian town before the Second World War.
92 year old actress Thelma Ruby performs her one-woman show THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT in which she tells stories of her long life and sings songs from shows she has been in.
Born to a Jewish family in Leeds and after being evacuated to New York during the war, she
Spiro Ark, Harif and HGSS proudly present An Evening About Jewish Pirates with Arnon Z. Shorr and Richard Rasner
Whoever heard of Jewish pirates? Contrary to the Hollywood stereotype, Jews were ambitious adventurers who sought revenge at a time when Spain was a major maritime power, and a safe
Eli Timan has spent ten years recording people speaking the Iraqi-Jewish dialect. What makes it different from the language spoken by Muslims in Iraq, and how can we preserve a language that will die out with the last Jews born in Arab countries?
Kanoun al-Nisa (The Law of Women)
Michael J. Cohen
Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University
A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel.
In his most recent book, published in January 2017, he focuses on the changing interests that lay behind British policy in Mandatory Palestine.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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