Palestine was the place of the first start of a successful national malaria-eradication campaign anywhere in the world in 1921/2. The British, in 1918, had declared the malarial position in Palestine as hopeless, the British Army having collapsed from malaria there, although, fortunately for them, a few days
An Illustrated Talk by Dr Menashe Tahan
Dr Tahan reveals the secrets of the sublime Jewish teachings, covertly concealed in the spectacular works of art held in the heart of the Vatican, which could not be deciphered for the last 500 years.
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
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,
A workshop with Pam Fox
Pam Fox’s book on the Jewish community of Golders Green provides a comprehensive history of the development of the community and Jewish life in the area. It contains many references to how the community has featured in literature and its many Jewish poets and
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,
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
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
This is the story of two brothers who for decades feared to meet.
Attempting to repress their past and build new lives, the brothers buried dark secrets in their hearts. Only when rare letters were found, letters from their parents who were in a concentration camp at the time,
Sunday 17th June 2018 at 7pm
Israel, France, 2016 | Documentary, 55/70 min.
Director: Yariv Mozer
Producers: Yariv Mozer, Yael Perlov, Patrick Winocour & Guigon Juliette
“A wistful ode to a lost generation of leaders who viewed simplicity as a virtue even as they strove for giant goals.”