Social & Cultural Jewish Events

Spiro Ark host regular events showcasing the best of Jewish & Israeli artists and performers. The showings are open to everyone so no matter your cultural or religious background please do pop into our venue in Baker Street, London, to see what we have on offer. You can book tickets to our events below or you can read about past events by reading our Jewish Event reviews.
Before the Revolution - The Israeli community in Iran of the 60s and 70s

Owing to popular demand, a second chance to see the brilliant documentary (60 mins) by Dan Shadur and Barak Heymann (2013 - Hebrew with English subtitles).

In the presence of one of the film-makers, Barak Heymann!!!

It seems almost unimaginable today under the Ayatollahs' regime, but during the 60's and 70's Israel enjoyed good, if understated, relations with Iran. El Al flew from Tel Aviv. Thousands of Israelis lived a comfortable lifestyle in Tehran. They were diplomats, Mossad agents, engineers building dams and infrastructure, and military advisers to the Shah's army.
Then in 1979, paradise turned to hell. The Israeli community, like the prosperous and westernised middle classes, were caught unawares by the Islamist revolution of 1979. This thrilling documentary tells of their experiences, and how they were forced to make snap decisions to save themselves and their families from the impending storm. Jews who lived in Iran are invited to contribute their personal stories in the discussion to follow.

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**Book Launch**-The Lost Torah of Shanghai by Linda Frank
A new historical-fiction thriller with journalist-turned-amateur-sleuth Lily Kovner, crowned "The Jewish Miss Marple," on the trail of a historic Iraqi Torah scroll which went missing from the home of a Chinese official in Shanghai.
The book relates to the Sephardi Jews who went from Baghdad to India and thence to China.
The story has both personal and political implications. ...
Baghdadian Jews of Bombay by Rachel Manasseh***BOOK LAUNCH***
Baghdadian Jews of Bombay - Their life and achievements: A personal and historical account
An exciting narrative of the two hundred year sojourn of the Baghdadian Jewish Community in the cosmopolitan city of Bombay (today's Mumbai), India. From their early beginnings, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, they established a lively community embracing brethren arriving from the Middle East and central Asia. They left their legacy in the city, with beneficent contributions and involvement in civic life and made their mark nationally in Indian film. Their gradual dispersal followed Indian Independence, to English-speaking countries and to the newly established State of Israel. Today, the synagogues with clock towers and steeples, the 'Queen necklace' at Marine Drive, the Gateway of India, Apollo Bunder, the Prince of Wells Museum, Cuffe Parade, Flora Fountain, and Crawford Market are landmarks which still remain - albeit renamed in some cases - along with a small nucleus of the original community. ...
Annual Memorial Event In memoriam of Professor Sam Cohen ZL

Illustrated Lecture on MUSICAL THOUGHT ABOUT PRAYERS FOR THE HIGH HOLYDAYS
By Elli Jaffe - Composer of sacred music

Honorary Conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Associate of The Royal Academy of Music, Elli Jaffe is the Music Director of the Heritage Series played by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and is also the director of the Europe - Israel Foundation for the Advancement of Jewish Liturgical Music and a conductor of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir.

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DAY TOUR TO CAMBRIDGE, COLLEGES AND THE GENIZAH - OCTOBER 2015
The Spiro Ark is offering an extremely interesting and enlightening visit to the University town of Cambridge followed by a visit to the world famous Genizah.
A 2 hour walking tour of historic Cambridge will take us through its development over the ages. ...
DAY TOUR TO CAMBRIDGE, COLLEGES AND THE GENIZAH - JUNE 2016
The Spiro Ark is offering an extremely interesting and enlightening visit to the University town of Cambridge followed by a visit to the world famous Genizah.
A 2 hour walking tour of historic Cambridge will take us through its development over the ages. ...

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