1. The Last
A 92-year-old Jewish woman diagnosed with terminal cancer reveals to her family a shocking secret about her true identity and how she came to arrive in the US in this captivating family drama. The Last, written and directed by Jeff Lipsky and starring Rebecca Schull, is a fascinating, cross-generational exploration of identity.
- On 15 September at 8pm at JW3, www.jw3.org.uk
2. An Israeli get-together for Rosh Hashanah
The JW3 is hosting a family get-together in Hebrew to celebrate Rosh Hashanah
and Succot “just like at home”. Expect lots of dancing, live music, pomegranates,
honey, and apples.
- On 22 September at 3pm at JW3, www.jw3.org.uk
3. Klezmer in the Park
Bring the whole family to Regent’s Park Bandstand next weekend for an afternoon of live music, hosted by the Jewish Music Institute, with guest presenter BBC Radio 3 JD Max Reinhardt. Highlights include Shir with Debbie Charles and the London International Gospel.
- On 8 September from 12:30 pm at Regent’s Park Bandstand, www.jmi.org.uk
The epic drama, based on true events, tells the untold story of Portugal’s Jewish community from their expulsion in 1496 to the present day. Sefarad (2018), directed by film-maker Luís Ismael, closes with some optimism, as Portugal becomes a Jewish hub once again in post-war Europe.
- On 8 September at the JW3 at 8.45pm, www.jw3.org.uk
5. Opera Mayhem
Introduce the entire family to opera, with this playful production of music by Jewish and non-Jewish composers. Israeli soprano Noa Lachman and British bass Toby Sims will perform opera scenes, duets and sketches in Hebrew, English and Italian.
- On 15 September, at 1.15pm at Richmond United Synagogue, www.rjch.org.uk