Looking for Jewish events in London next week? Here are Talia Samuelson’s suggestions
Thursday 17th July, 7:30pm, JW3. Tickets: £15/7.50 conc.1. She’Koyokh
From busking at the Columbia Flower Market to performing in Europe’s most famous concert halls, acclaimed Klezmer and Balkan ensemble She’Koyokh has really hit the big time. Revel in the richness of their folk music, which bears Eastern European, Turkish and Balkan influences, at this London concert.
2. Hughenden Manor
Open July to September. Tickets: £9.40/4.70 conc.
Visit the gorgeous countryside residence of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who was born to Italian-Jewish parents.
Browse his extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia and discover the house’s wartime past via an interactive exhibit in the cellars.
3. ‘Isaac Rosenberg – Poet, Painter, Soldier’
Sunday 20th July, 2:30pm, Jewish Museum London. Tickets: £7.50 (inc. museum admission)
Born to Lithuanian immigrants, East End Jew Isaac Rosenberg dabbled in art – he attended the Slade School of Fine Art – but found fame with his First World War poetry. The Jewish Museum’s Poet in Residence, Aviva Dautch, and Fellow of the Imperial war Museum, Irene Wise, discuss his creative life and read from his work.
Monday 21 July 2014, 10.30am – 3.30pm. Tickets: £30 in advance, £35 on the door
Lecturer, academic and consultant on Middle-Eastern Affairs Hagai Segal will bring you up to date with the latest developments in Israeli-Palestinian relations, the ceasefire and all the latest regional crises.
5. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Monday 21st July, 6:30pm, JW3. Tickets: Contact JW3 box office on 020 7433 8988
UK Jewish Film and JW3 join forces to present actor Mike Myer’s directorial debut, which documents the career of the legendary Jewish producer, film agent and manager to the stars – Shep Gordon. Delve into the life of the loveable Gordon with this fascinating biographical film.
6. Hebrew Ulpan
Monday 21st July – Thursday 24th July, 6:30pm, JW3. For tickets email http://www.spiroark.org/classes or call 020 7289 6321
Got family and friends in Israel? Or just want to strengthen your bond with the Jewish state? Head down to JW3 for an intensive 4-day Hebrew course open to all abilities. Organisers promise a head start in Hebrew for beginner’s, and the chance to brush up for seasoned Ivrit-speakers.
7. Day trip to ‘Carpetbagger’ aviation museum
Wednesday 23rd July, 10am, LJCC. Tickets: £47 (inc return travel, entry into museum and lunch)
Once home to a Jewish business, the Harrington museum is located on the site of a former WW2 airfield. It boasts one of the largest collections of SOE (Special Operations Executive) equipment from WW2. Join a tour led by an SOE expert to find out more.