The pandemic and the passing of Robin, the creator of the Spiro Institute, the Spiro Ark and many other unique creations, put a holt on our many big and frequent offerings of cultural events. Time to revive our cultural blood stream which can be done successfully only with your active
Save the date – The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture – Professor Eli Vakil – Wednesday, 8th of February 2023 at 7.30pm
The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture, sponsored by the Pears Foundation, celebrates the groundbreaking and innovative work of Robin (z”l) and Nitza Spiro in the field of Jewish education in Britain over more than four decades.
This year’s speaker is Professor Eli Vakil, the eminent Israeli clinical neuropsychologist from the
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An exciting opportunity to discover a totally new language, or reviving a vague memory from early childhood, perhaps resenting parents’ insistence on attending Sunday morning classes.
After only a few hours, you will be able to have a basic conversation with Hebrew speakers – to yours and everyone else amazement!
If you are already a Hebrew speaker able to cope with the basics this course is for you.
Students are now ready to recognise groups of verbs, to conjugate them and to easily use them in forming sentences .
Students are now ready to recognise groups of verbs, to conjugate them and to easily use them in forming sentences . Also being familiar with correct prepositions ( one of the major pitfalls in learning a new language (as one tends . naturally to translate from one’s mother tongue).
Students can now listen to Hebrew news on Israeli radio and TV, understand the gist of them, watch Israeli films , trying to be less dependent on subtitles, writing short pieces…
Discussing any topic, giving short lectures to members of the class after presenting key vocabulary, reading newspaper articles and books and discussing them, translating from English to Hebrew , learning idioms , proverbs songs and slang.
High level in all aspects of the language, oral , written and grammar. The students are able to cope with serious debates , reading challenging articles, listening to interviews and watching films and analysing them and reading together many Israeli new bestsellers. This class often attracts people who lived and worked in Israel who find the course both attractive and challenging.
Inspirational Bible class
This interesting group who represent different backgrounds religions and professions of participants has already studied in depth the books of Song of Songs, Ecclesiastics and last year the Book of Job.The sessions run more as seminars where participants bring their own very interesting interpretations. We read the texts in English and in Hebrew so that the knowledge of Hebrew is advantageous but not at all essential. We discuss the texts from literary, philosophical, historical, ethical …. points of view and often compare to texts in other ancient documents of the Near East looking at similarities and difference. This year we will start with the complexities of Genesis 1-2 , move to the analysis of Jacob and add choice chapter from the prophesies.
THE MOST IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE LAST 50 YEARS !!!
Please read it from beginning to end !!!
FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER, THE SPIRO ARK WILL NO LONGER HAVE A STATUS OF A CHARITY.
NO DONATIONS WILL BE CONTRIBUTED TO IT ANY LONGER.
HOWEVER, THE SPIRO ARK WILL LEGALLY RETAIN ITS BRAND NAME SPIRO ARK, ITS WEBSITE WWW.SPIROARK.ORG AND ITS
Students’ feedback from Hebrew Shabbat Class
I just love my Saturday mornings at the LJS – class full of wonderful information and laughter. I have learnt so much from Nitza , about Hebrew of course, but also about language origins, history, humanity and life. NItza is an inspiring teacher with a wealth of knowledge […]