Martin Sugarman (BA Hons, Cert Ed) was born and brought up in Hackney and graduated from Bristol University. He was a Senior Teacher for over twenty years in Secondary Schools and then an Examinations Officer in Further Education. Archivist of AJEX, he helped to set up the Jewish Military Museum
Spiro Ark and HGSS are proud to present:
Churchill and the Jews: a lecture with Professor Michael J. Cohen
Professor Michael Cohen is the author of 11 books, among them, Churchill and the Jews (1985, revised paperback edition, 2003).
In 1985, he was the first to challenge Churchill’s alleged “unique historical understanding
A lecture with Professor Ephraim Kahana
For Israel – more so than for any other state – an effective Intelligence Community has been a matter of life and death. Over the past half-century or so, Israel has created and refined what is broadly regarded as one of the
An Israeli Love Story (2017) directed and produced by Dan Wolman – based on a true story
An Israeli Love Story is based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary, from Nahalal, and Eli Ben–Zvi, son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi the Second
An illustrated lecture delivered by Professor Jodi Magness.
In 1946-7, the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by accident near the site of Qumran. Eventually, the remains of approximately 1000 scrolls were found in 11 caves surrounding Qumran. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we explore the archaeological remains of Qumran,
A workshop with Pam Fox
Pam Fox’s book on the Jewish community of Golders Green provides a comprehensive history of the development of the community and Jewish life in the area. It contains many references to how the community has featured in literature and its many Jewish poets and
Spiro Ark proudly presents Francine Lazarus author of A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium:
Francine will talk about overcoming trauma, emigration and how founding a family and integrating in a welcoming community in Australia helped her find voice.
Francine Lazarus survived the Second World War in Belgium, hidden with strangers,
Introduced by the author, Dr Giulia Miller
On its release in 2008, Ari Folman’s animated film Waltz with Bashir was heralded as a brilliant and original exploration of trauma, its impact on memory and the recording of history. It is surprising that although Waltz with Bashir consists of numerous flashbacks and dream