Spiro Ark

Registered Charity No 1070926

Upcoming Events

Film screening and discussion: An Israeli Love Story
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Film screening and discussion: An Israeli Love Story

Price : £10

An Israeli Love Story (2017) directed and produced by Dan Wolman

‘An Israeli Love Story’ gives the viewer an insight into fascinating history of Israeli state in its making. It also represents a great opportunity to brush up on your Hebrew.
The film is based on the true

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The Endgame of Raoul Wallenberg (Previously advertised as The Interrogation of Raoul Wallenberg by the Russian Secret Service) – a powerful play reading
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The Endgame of Raoul Wallenberg (Previously advertised as The Interrogation of Raoul Wallenberg by the Russian Secret Service) – a powerful play reading

Price : £10

Central Synagogue W1

Spiro Ark is proud to present a rehearsed reading of the play.
The play shows a series of gripping head-to-head encounters with a single Russian agent through the Cold War to the early 2000’s.
The prisoner is Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who was instrumental in saving the lives

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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Price : £10

An illustrated lecture delivered by Professor Jodi Magness. 

In 1946-7, the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by accident near the site of Qumran. Eventually, the remains of approximately 1000 scrolls were found in 11 caves surrounding Qumran. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we explore the archaeological remains of Qumran,

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Our Blog

Raoul Wallenberg- a Sweedish Rescuer in Budapest

In case you have not heard of Raoul Wallenberg before here is some interesting information about this amazing man:
After the occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944, the Swedish degation launched a rescue operation to save Jews from being deported to the death camps. The newly created American War

Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War – Review by Sidney Lightman

Standing room only was the order of the day – or, rather, the evening – at Norrice Lea Synagogue last Thursday, at the launch of Martin Sugarman’s latest, ground-breaking book, Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War – Last Voices, published by Vallentine Mitchell. The book, like

Early Bird Offer for our Ulpan!

Early Bird Offer, 10% off, if you register for your summer Ulpan course now. You will be given 10% off – offer open until the end of May. Hurry with your registration! 

Testimonials

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!