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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Supported by Pears Foundation, JW3 will be holding an 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 […]
Save the date – The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture – Professor Eli Vakil – Wednesday, 8th of February 2023 at 7.30pm
The Annual Spiro Tribute Lecture, sponsored by the Pears Foundation, celebrates the groundbreaking and innovative work of Robin (z”l) and Nitza Spiro in the field of Jewish education in Britain over more than four decades.
This year’s speaker is Professor Eli Vakil, the eminent Israeli clinical neuropsychologist from the
John Steinberg was born in 1952 and spent many years in business before becoming a writer in 2008. Since then, he has co-written and produced comedies for the stage and has created a series of books for children. Blue Skies Over Berlin is his second novel.Dr Tali Lowenthal is the […]
The novel is told from Marc Chagall’s point of view and in it he reflects back on his life and the tumultuous events of the twentieth century that shaped his life and his work
The White Crucifixion starts with Chagall’s difficult birth in Vitebsk 1887, in the present-day Belarus, and