Category Archives: Jewish culture

December What’s On…and More

The various December 2015 editions of What’s On and Kosher Food have been uploaded:

http://www.southlondonjewishservices.org.uk/newsletter/

Diary Dates

16/4/15: FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN MODERN SOCIETY

Anthony Cowen

Anthony Cowen

The United Reform Church is hosting a meeting with Ed Davey MP on “Freedom of Speech in modern society” with speakers from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths. The Jewish representative is Anthony Cowen. Thursday, 16 April 2015, 6.30 pm; United Reform Church, Eden Street, Kingston; 020 8549 1888.

 21-25/4/15 PARADE THE MUSICAL – EPSOM PLAYHOUSE

Based on a true story about Leo Frank in 1913, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia and who is put on trial for the murder of one of his young female employees. A heart-wrenching story, with an amazing and powerful music score.  It stars our own Sandra Zeffman. http://www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk/3840/shows/parade-the-musical.html

Israeli Dancing May and June 2015

Monday, 18 May and Wednesday, 3 June

Israeli Dancing

Commitment Awards – Link to More Information 

commitment-awards

Faces  pressed against the window: the problem of belonging for British Jewish
writers.

Maureen Kendler

Maureen Kendler

In Britain in, say, 1900, the images of Jews in the national culture mainly derived from the portrayals in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Christopher Marlowe’s Jew of Malta, and Dickens’ Fagin in Oliver Twist. George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, with its more favourable portrayal of Jews and Judaism, was – and still is – fairly obscure.

Dramatic change arrived after the Second World War, said Kendler, who is Head of Education at the London School of Jewish Studies and is a UJIA Ashdown Fellow.

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