The best pick of Jewish events in London this week, by Ilana Green.
Don’t miss out!
1. The Way Things Look- Israel through the eyes of young Jewish artists [divider]
Thursday 12 June, 7pm. £3. JW3
UJS in collaboration with Jewish News present an exhibition of emerging Jewish artistic talent, featuring the artwork of seven students inspired by their relationship to Israel.
2. Ivy House Music and Dance- Jazz Cocktails with Tina May Berlin – Paris – New York [divider]
Thursday 12 June, 8pm. £14 adv/£16 otd LJCC
London Jazz singer Tina May performs a selection of hits by Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and many more stars, accompanied by a live band and themed cocktail bar.
3. Gefiltefest Food Festival [divider]
Sunday 15th June. £25 adult day pass/ £12.50 children 7-14yrs. LJCC
The fifth annual Jewish food festival will host a mouth-watering day of kosher food stalls, demonstrations from leading chefs and the hotly-contested Ashkenazi vs. Sephardi cook offs.
4. Beyond The Couch [divider]
Sunday 15th June. £15 Workshops, £10 Film Screenings, £8 Talks, Free sessions. JW3
A whole day of events exploring the mind and mental health, including art, literary and dance therapy sessions, discussions with renowned psychologists and a talk from Cosmo agony aunt Irma Kurtz.
5. The Lost Picture Show [divider]
Sunday 15th– Tuesday 17th June, 8.45pm. £15 per screening/ £7.50 conc. JW3
Three nights of summer screenings of popular Jewish films on the JW3 terrace, featuring Woody Allen and Coen Brothers hits. Headphones and folding chairs provided.
6.The Other Side of Silence: a creative response to the aftermath of the Holocaust[divider]
Tuesday 17th June, 7pm-8.30pm, Doors open 6.30pm. £10/£7 conc. Freud Museum London
Filmmaker Caroline Pick talks to author Anne Karpf about her film Home Movie, a compilation of footage shot by her father between 1930’s Czechoslovakia and 1960’s Britain with a powerful message of dislocation. Screening followed by discussion.
7. The Immigration Debate [divider]
Wednesday 18th June, 8pm. £12 adv/ £15 otd. LJCC
Following the recent EU election results, former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie, comedienne Shazia Mirza, rights campaigner Dr Edie Friedman, economist Jonathan Portes and BBC journalist Paul Kenyon promise a fiery debate on the topic of immigration.