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
Spiro Ark host regular lecture events by the cream of Jewish & Israeli society. The performances are open to everyone so no matter your cultural or religious background please do pop into our venue in Baker Street, London, to listen to these fantastic talks. You can book tickets to our lectures below or you can read about past lectures by reading our Jewish lecture reviews.
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,
Spiro Ark and HGSS are proud to present:
Churchill and the Jews: a lecture with Professor Michael J. Cohen
Professor Michael Cohen is the author of 11 books, among them, Churchill and the Jews (1985, revised paperback edition, 2003).
In 1985, he was the first to challenge Churchill’s alleged “unique historical understanding
Concert postponed and will take place with a famous international Chazzan on Yom Yerushalyim, 13th May
Please book via The London Cantorial Singers website, HERE.
Spiro Ark and The London Cantorial Singers
Present and Perform for one night only:
Jewish Music Through the Ages (Compered by David Prager)
FEATHERS IN THE WIND
In this year’s Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture, Dr Sarah Abu-Kaf will talk about educating women and the Bedouin Arab society, higher education among Bedouin Arab young women – difficulties, challenges and possibilities.
Dr. Sarah Abu-Kaf is a faculty member and lecturer in cross-cultural psychology at
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
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
Spiro Ark and Harif proudly present:
A Presentation by the Nebi Daniel Association
In 2017 the Egyptian government addressed many Jewish Heritage issues positively.
While obstacles still remain and sensitivity on the issue still runs high, a new proactive preservation approach has emerged affecting synagogues, cemeteries and Torah scrolls
Spiro Ark together with Central Synagogue are delighted to host the book launch of this remarkable book which is a tribute to the late Judge Israel Finestein QC (1921-2009) by his nephew Colin Lang. He will be supported by a panel of distinguished speakers.
Israel Finestein was an outstanding communal