Spiro Ark

Registered Charity No 1070926

Upcoming Events

Zim&Zam Jews
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Zim&Zam Jews

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Political Turmoil in the UK and Israel – Do we need electoral reform?
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Political Turmoil in the UK and Israel – Do we need electoral reform?

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Political Turmoil in
the UK and Israel
Do we need Electoral Reform?
By professor David Newman OBE
The UK and the Israeli political and electoral systems are completely different from each other – one is proportional, the other is based on constituencies. Historically, the British system has always been more

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PROFESSOR SAM COHEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE:  Is it Charity? Tzedaka in the 21st Century by By Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect
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PROFESSOR SAM COHEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE: Is it Charity? Tzedaka in the 21st Century by By Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect

PROFESSOR SAM COHEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE 2019
Is it Charity?
Tzedaka in the 21st Century
By Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect
The welfare state and overall global rise in philanthropy are to be applauded. Yet, the Jewish approach to Tzedaka and supporting essential organisations – extend far beyond

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Our Blog

Writing Family History Workshop – review by Sharon Ross

The blurb for Sue Krisman’s one-day workshop on Family History held at Shomrei Hadath shul in West Hampsted on behalf of Spiro Ark said that the course ‘is designed to inspire you, guide you and help you find a way to cut through the baffling jungle of material you have

Art for the Ark

SUPPORTING SPIRO ARK – MADE WITH LOVE BY MYRIAM
Please hover over the images below to see the titles. 
 
Amongst our students we have extremely talented artists. One of them is Myriam Willcocks who kindly offered to sell her the cards with her art work from Israel as

Homework of the week

Advanced class essay on ” A Personality I Respect”
 

Testimonials

I’ve grown frustrated over the last few years that my hebrew speaking and writing abilities are very poor.  I finally decided to do something about it in October 2018 when I enrolled for my first term at the Spiro Ark ulpan.  The course, taught by the incredibly talented and multifaceted Nitza, was a revelation.  From going to the first lesson as a very unsure and non-confident person I am now in my third term and I can see that my abilities have grown leaps and bounds.  Nitza makes the lessons fun and informative and has such original ways to make you remember the material.  It’s also become a family activity and a way my kids can see that just as they have to study for their exams their mother has to study too!  (It’s great for learning with my son doing GCSE hebrew).  I can’t recommend Spiro Ark enough.  You are sure to gain by immersing yourself in Nitza’s lessons.  I certainly have.  I have so much gratitude to Nitza for giving my brain a workout and making hebrew really come alive. Melanie
I’ve grown frustrated over the last few years that my hebrew speaking and writing abilities are very poor.  I finally decided to do something about it in October 2018 when I enrolled for my first term at the Spiro Ark ulpan.  The course, taught by the incredibly talented and multifaceted Nitza, was a revelation.  From going to the first lesson as a very unsure and non-confident person I am now in my third term and I can see that my abilities have grown leaps and bounds.  Nitza makes the lessons fun and informative and has such original ways to make you remember the material.  It’s also become a family activity and a way my kids can see that just as they have to study for their exams their mother has to study too!  (It’s great for learning with my son doing GCSE hebrew).  I can’t recommend Spiro Ark enough.  You are sure to gain by immersing yourself in Nitza’s lessons.  I certainly have.  I have so much gratitude to Nitza for giving my brain a workout and making hebrew really come alive. Melanie
Nitza and Robin are truly wonderful people who organised exceptionally and were beyond welcoming. They were hugely passionate and complimentary about the book and the topic; I really can’t speak highly enough of them or of Spiro Ark. Jack Omer Jackaman, author of The Impact of Zionism and Israel on Anglo-Jewry’s Identity, 1948-1982: Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut
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