Spiro Ark

Registered Charity No 1070926

Upcoming Events

The Impact of Zionism and Israel on Anglo-Jewry’s Identity, 1948-1982: Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut
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The Impact of Zionism and Israel on Anglo-Jewry’s Identity, 1948-1982: Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut

Price : £10 Contact: 0207 794 4655

Thanks to the might of Israel, even Diaspora Jews can hold their heads up high, so remarks Tomer in Amos Oz s 1966 novel Elsewhere, Perhaps. This quotation speaks to the profound impact which Zionism’s successful campaign for Jewish statehood had on the identity of Jews in the Diaspora. Howeve

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Shanti House – Safe Haven For Vulnerable Youth
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Shanti House – Safe Haven For Vulnerable Youth

Price : £5 Contact: 0207 794 4655

24 Jan 2019
9 Lauderdale Rd
London, W9 1LT
Tickets: £5
Homeless at the age of 14, Mariuma tells her inspiring story about how she turned her own pain into founding Shanti House.
Shanti House’s doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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Annual Spiro Tribute – PASSION FOR A PEOPLE – Avraham Infeld
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Annual Spiro Tribute – PASSION FOR A PEOPLE – Avraham Infeld

Price : £15

Supported by Pears Foundation, JW3 will be holding this annual Spiro Lecture in recognition of the Spiros’ contribution, marking forty years of outstanding effort in awakening interest in the Jewish and Israeli Heritage. It has led to mark strengthening of Jewish awareness, knowledge and identity within the Jewish and general

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Our Blog

Don’t take our word for it….

… but read what our students said after the completion of the Intensive Hebrew Summer Course ( Ulpan) 2018.

Spiro Ark @ Klezmer In The Park 2018

Every year  the Spiro Ark is delighted to have Hebrew Hooplah at the Klezmer in the Park event. Last Sunday, 2nd September was one of those wonderful Klezmer days where a lot of people flocked to Regent’s Park to enjoy the sunshine and the

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


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!