Spiro Ark

Registered Charity No 1070926

Spiro Ark host regular book events showcasing the best of Jewish & Israeli literature. The venue is open to everyone so no matter your cultural or religious background please do pop into our venue in Baker Street, London, to see what we have to offer. You can even buy our book “TimeChart History of Jewish Civilisation ” below.

Book Launch: Studying Waltz with Bashir
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Book Launch: Studying Waltz with Bashir

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Introduced by the author, Dr Giulia Miller

On its release in 2008, Ari Folman’s animated film Waltz with Bashir was heralded as a brilliant and original exploration of trauma, its impact on memory and the recording of history. It is surprising that although Waltz with Bashir consists of numerous flashbacks and dream

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Book launch: A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium
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Book launch: A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium

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Spiro Ark proudly presents Francine Lazarus author of A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium:
Francine will talk about overcoming trauma, emigration and how founding a family and integrating in a welcoming community in Australia helped her find voice.
Francine Lazarus survived the Second World War in Belgium, hidden with strangers,

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Book Launch: From Krakow to Berkeley
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Book Launch: From Krakow to Berkeley

Spiro Ark is delighted to present the official launch of: From Krakow to Berkeley, Coming out of Hiding by Anna Rabkin.

What happens to a child whose early life is marked by trauma and loss?
Can a refugee whose earliest memories are of hiding in fear learn to step

Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War
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Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War

Martin Sugarman  (BA Hons, Cert Ed) was born and brought up in Hackney and graduated from Bristol University. He was a Senior Teacher for over twenty years in Secondary Schools and then an Examinations Officer in Further Education. Archivist of AJEX, he helped to set up the Jewish Military Museum

An exclusive visit to The British Library Judeo-Arabic books
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An exclusive visit to The British Library Judeo-Arabic books

The Spiro Ark are delighted to present an exclusive visit to The British Library Judeo-Arabic books. 
The British Library holds a very interesting collection of Judeo-Arabic books printed in Baghdad, Bombay and Leghorn, that were specifically intended for use by the Babylonian Jewish community. The collection spans more than 140 years

Shtetl Love Song
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Shtetl Love Song

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Noir Press, The Spiro Ark and Central Synagogue are delighted to invite you to the launch of Grigory Kanovich’s award winning novel Shtetl Love Song.
Shtetl Love Song is Grigory Kanovich’s moving autobiographical novel about growing up in a small Lithuanian town before the Second World War.  
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An Evening about Jewish Pirates
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An Evening about Jewish Pirates

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Spiro Ark, Harif and HGSS proudly present An Evening About Jewish Pirates with Arnon Z. Shorr and Richard Rasner

Whoever heard of Jewish pirates? Contrary to the Hollywood stereotype, Jews were ambitious adventurers who sought revenge at a time when Spain was a major maritime power, and a safe

What did Britain want in Palestine?
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What did Britain want in Palestine?

Michael J. Cohen
Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University
A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel.   
In his most recent book, published in January 2017, he focuses on the changing interests that lay behind British policy in Mandatory Palestine. 
He includes

Ernest Bloch Studies Book Launch

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Jewish Music Institute – JMI – are honoured to partner with Spiro Ark for the London Book Launch of Ernest Bloch Studies by Alexander Knapp and Norman Solomon on Cambridge University Press.
Book introduction of Ernest Bloch Studies
About the book:
Ernest Bloch left his native Switzerland to

Jewish Families in Europe 1939-Present: History, Representation and Memory.
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Jewish Families in Europe 1939-Present: History, Representation and Memory.

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With Dr Joanna Beata Michlic
This book is the fruit of an interdisciplinary, in-depth research project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust, conducted under Dr Michlic’s directorship at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. The book fills a gap in historical knowledge about Jewish families and children in Europe and