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Something for the weekend!

We pick out the best cultural events to get you out and about, including an Israeli get-together for Rosh Hashanah, Klezmer in the Park and a mixed English-Hebrew opera epic

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Sefarad
Sefarad

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.

The Last

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.

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
Klezmer in the park

4. Sefarad

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. 

Sefarad

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.

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