Lipika Pelham, the author, and Professor Ben Kaplan, chair of Dutch History department at UCL, will talk about first modern Jews, how did the converted Catholics come to be known as the pioneers of Jewish enlightenment, what is modernity – more specifically, what is Jewish modernity.
They will discuss how the
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 . For […]
The Spiro Ark presents “Frozen Mud and Red Ribbons” by Avital Baruch on Holocaust Memorial Week. “Frozen Mud and Red Ribbons” is the story of a Romanian Jewish Girl’s Survival through the Holocaust in Transnistria and its Rippling Effect on the Second Generation. When Sophica was abruptly separated from her father […]
Thanks to the might of Israel, even Diaspora Jews can hold their heads up high, so remarks Tomer in Amos Oz s 1966 novel Elsewhere, Perhaps. This quotation speaks to the profound impact which Zionism’s successful campaign for Jewish statehood had on the identity of Jews in the Diaspora. Howeve
Spiro Ark, Harif and Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue present the official launch of Lyn Julius’s new book UPROOTED: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilisation In the Arab World Vanished Overnight. Until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest […]
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Homeless at the age of 14, Mariuma tells her inspiring story about how she turned her own pain into founding Shanti House.
Shanti House’s doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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
Supported by Pears Foundation, JW3 will be holding this annual Spiro Lecture in recognition of the Spiros’ contribution, marking forty years of outstanding effort in awakening interest in the Jewish and Israeli Heritage. It has led to mark strengthening of Jewish awareness, knowledge and identity within the Jewish and general
Spiro Ark and Central Synagogue present a film evening and discussion. Synopsis: Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. They now open up and share their life stories that have never before been […]