Spiro Ark

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Upcoming Events

Jewish Nobel Prize WInners by Derek Taylor – Book Launch
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Jewish Nobel Prize WInners by Derek Taylor – Book Launch

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Jews make up 0.2% of the world’s population, yet they have won over 20% of the Nobel prizes -204 in total out of around 900 awarded since the first Laureates at the start of the 20th century.
When one considers that Jews were not even admitted to University in Britain

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Phoenix Cinema Screening: SYRIAN PATIENT
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Phoenix Cinema Screening: SYRIAN PATIENT

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The untold story of heroism under dire circumstances. As the war in
Syria wages on, wounded soldiers and civilians are secretly brought
into Israel to be cared for. For the first time, this film takes a look at the
complex and moving relationships forged between former enemies as

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Lecture by Daniel Lee
To mark Yom Hashoah
The Holocaust was not just a European story. It was an Arab story. Racial laws were
introduced across the Maghreb. Jews were stripped of their rights and sent to forced
labour camps. For six months, Tunisia came under direct Nazi occupation. Hundreds

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Homework of the week

Just to show what an amazing progress our students are doing, here are some examples of this week’s best homework.

A sudden change in the programme!

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we are very sorry to have to alter the day of the screening of “ A Perfect Day for Banana Leaves” which was scheduled for 24th February 2019 at Tikun, which we were looking forward to.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused but please bear

Letter from Eldad – Shanti House

We have just return from England, and we wish to thank you for everything you did for us during our stay: Arranging the lecture for Mariuma.
Please express our thankfulness to all the wonderful people whom we met and encourage them to come and visit us during their next visit


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
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!