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OUT & ABOUT: 5 Jewish things to do in London this week

he best pick of Jewish events in London this week

Patrick Maguire is a reporter at the Jewish News.

The best pick of Jewish events in London this week, by Patrick Maguire.

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1.  Friday Night Dinner with Friday Night Dinner

7:30pm 29 May. JW3 Cinema and Restaurant. 

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Writer Robert Popper curates an evening devoted to one of his most famous creations – Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner. An hour’s worth of Friday Night Dinner – two episodes selected by Popper screened in the JW3 cinema – followed up by three courses of Friday night dinner and an audience with stars Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Mark Heap.

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2.  Jewish Tale of One City: London’s Jews Through the Ages

10:30am-1:30pm Sunday 31 May. London School of Jewish Studies. £20 per person.

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A tour of Jewish London through the ages, led by LSJS lead tutor and BBC broadcaster Maureen Kendler – taking in Whitehall, Westminster, and the palaces of Elizabeth I. Includes a riverboat trip on the Thames from St. Katherine’s Dock. Also available on June 2.

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3.  French Intifada? Acting out the Israeli-Arab Conflict in France

7:30pm Wednesday 27 May. Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, N2 0RE. £10

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Franco-Jewish relations expert Professor Lucile Cairns will lecture on contemporary trends in Franco-Jewish literature and alleged anti-Israeli bias in French media and politics – the lecture will also examine links between French hostility towards Israel and the country’s rising tide of anti-Semitism, as well as interfaith life in the ‘banlieues’ of the inner cities.

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4.  UK Jewish Film: Phoenix

18-31 May. JW3 Cinema. £12 

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Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Hoss turn in stellar performances in a haunting post-war story of displacement, betrayal and mistaken identity. A German film – subtitled in English – following Nelly a cabaret singer’s return from the horror of the camps to the chaos of 1945 Berlin, where she tries to find the husband that betrayed her. Having had plastic surgery, her husband fails to recognises her and Nelly ends up impersonating herself to aid her husband’s attempt to win an inheritance off her family. Screened by JW3 in association with UK Jewish Film. 

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5.  Last chance to see: For Richer For Poorer – Weddings Unveiled 

Unitl 31 May. London Jewish Museum, NW1 7NB. £7.50 adults/£6.50 concessions/£3.50 children/£18 family.

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A major exhibition telling the story of community weddings from the 1880s to the mid-20th century enters its final week. Examining how the changing nature of Jewish weddings over the years can offer a window into the community’s hopes, aspirations, and traditions, this rich collection of dresses, invitations, menus and archive photographs evoke vivid memories of community life in years gone by.

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