Spiro Ark

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Jews, Horns and the Devil
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Jews, Horns and the Devil

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The Spiro Ark  and Central Synagogue invite you to a very special evening
A book launch of
Jews, Horns and the Devil
by Anton FeltonJews, Horns and the Devil
–  Published by Vallentine Mitchell 2018 –
With Anton Felton MPhil. & guest speaker Professor David Hirsh
Why do

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David Hillman Stained Glass Windows – Tour and Lecture by Prof. David Newman OBE
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David Hillman Stained Glass Windows – Tour and Lecture by Prof. David Newman OBE

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David Hillman, son of Dayan Samuel Isaac Hillman, of the London Beth Din,
and brother-in-law to Israel’s first Chief Rabbi Isaac Halevi Herzog, created stained glass windows for many
London Synagogues. Prof. Newman of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a great nephew of Hillman, has been
studying this fascinating

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Our Blog

Knock Knock – review by Sharon Ross

It wasn’t the story that made Niv Petel’s play ‘Knock Knock’ so fascinating, but the way it was told.  The one-man show was shown as part of Spiro Ark’s cultural programme – in conjunction with Central Synagogue.  Ilana was played by a male (the

Podcast – Karen Franklin talks about the Lehman Family

Karen Franklin of the Leo Baeck Institute tells us the fascinating story of ‘The Untold Story of the Lehman Family and its Aid to Refugees: 1933-1945’, as part of an event from Spiro Ark.

An interview with Ben Gurion – Review by Sharon Ross

It was a privilege to watch An Interview With Ben Gurion last week at Central Synagogue, as part of Spiro Ark’s film programme.  It was a privilege not only because I realised that great efforts had been made to bring this film to the public – the sound and the


Nutritional interpretations and Symbolism of Passover’s traditional food
Many thanks for such a lovely session at lunchtime. It was a terrific talk, steeped in history and custom. I particularly enjoyed the marriage with food (as well as humor)!   Roy Ballam Managing Director and Head of Education British Nutrition Foundation
Tania M (London)
Hearing about the history of Cambridge and its university by a local guide, born and bred, is not something you do everyday and I'm glad that I tagged along for the adventure. It was great being among like-minded individuals and learn a little about everyone and then have a private lecture about the Genizah! What a fascinating document! And what a great chance to actually see and touch the originals that are being studied! For those interested in history - Jewish or otherwise - this was a great opportunity and I'm very grateful to Spiro Ark for putting on these tours and their events. First, but not last! Thank you!
SW (London)
Thank you so much for the most wonderful day in Cambridge. The morning tour of Cambridge was informative and interesting and it is certainly somewhere I will return. John the guide was very knowledgeable and personable and pitched the tour just right for our group, The highlight of the tour, the Genizah Fragments exhibition, was absolutely breathtaking. Not only to see the fragments themselves, but to have a lecture which explained every details of their discovery and the work that was involved in the restoration brought every piece of text to life. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to join this day. I look forward to further explorations with you and your group. Warmest regards
Gioia B (London)
Dear Nitza, Robin and Aleksandra, few lines just to thank you again for the beautiful trip of yesterday to Cambridge. It was a while I didn't have such a great time and I deeply enjoyed my time with you there. It has been a great, enriching and inspiring experience. So a big thank you!
FH (London)
Thank you for a really enjoyable trip to Cambridge last week. Learning about the discovery of the Genizah and seeing some of the documents displayed was absolutely fascinating of course, quite a privilege, and I thought the trip was very well-balanced with the guided tour of Cambridge too. Although I've visited the city quite a few times before, your guide was excellent, really clear and interesting, and as it happens took us down some lovely back lanes which I didn't know, so that was a treat. Many thanks for organising this interesting trip so well - comfortable coach with good driver too - and I look forward to other trips in future. More power to your elbow!