Hosted by B’nai B’rith UK and sponsored by Jewish News, the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage is this year marking its 20th anniversary.
The events, which run from Sunday, 8 September to Sunday, 22 September, focus on this year’s theme – heritage.
Tours/talks: Victoria & Albert Museum.
Thursdays, 12, 19 and 26 September, 1pm
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A is hosting a series of tours and talks on its Jewish heritage, Judaica collection and Jewish patrons.
- Details: www.vam.ac.uk, 020 7942 2989.
Exhibition and guided tour: Worth Park History Society.
Mon, 9 to Fri, 13 SEPT
Explore the remains of the historic West Sussex home of Abraham Montefiore, built in 1882. The James Pulham Formal Gardens and Italianate Terraces were restored as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project.
Film: ORT House, Camden.
Sun, 15 SEPT
BBUK hosts a screening of Why The Jews? and then a Q & A with producer John Curtin via Skype, with journalist, Jeremy Havardi.
- bbuk-heritage.eventbrite.co.uk, 07588 087324
Talk: The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood.
Tuesday, 10 September
Prof Francesca Klug speaks on human rights and open house of LJS, which owns a Shoah memorial by Anish Kapoor.
- www.ljs.org, 0207 432 1283
Talk: National Trust’s Mottisfont, Hampshire.
Sunday, 15 September, 12pm
The talk will explore the history of the Grade I listed building and last owner, Maud Russell, the daughter of German-Jewish immigrants, who helped Jewish relatives in Second World War Europe.
- www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont, 01794 344030.
Tour/Exhibition: The Wiener Library.
Tuesday, 10 September
A tour exploring the heritage of the B’nai B’rith Leo Baeck (London) lodge collection in the library’s archives. Also on display is Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon exhibition (until 15 Oct).
- www.wienerlibrary.co.uk, 020 7636 7247
Talk: London Metropolitan Archive. Friday, 20 September
Hear stories about Jewish Londoners from within the archive’s collections.
- jewishstories.eventbrite.co.uk, 020 7332 3851
Open day: Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, Holland Park.
Sun, 8 Sept
Tour of historic synagogue and talk from Lyn Julius of Harif (Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa).
- www.hollandparksynagogue.org.uk, 020 7603 7961
Workshop: Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, Charterhouse Buildings, London.
Sun, 22 September.
JGSGB is holding a family research workshop and offering use of its library. Guests can bring their family research paperwork and experts can help to explore family backgrounds.
- www.jgsgb.org.uk, 01277 849852
Talk: JW3, Finchley Road. Wed, 11 Sept
Using stories drawn from the RAF Museum, Joshua Levine will talk about Hidden Heroes of the Royal Air Force, exploring what it meant to be Jewish in wartime and looking into those who fought for freedom.
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- European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage
- Bnai Brith UK
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Worth Park History Society
- ORT House
- the Liberal Jewish Synagogue
- St Johns Wood
- National Trust
- b'nai b'rith
- Leo Baeck
- Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
- Holland Park
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
- Charterhouse Buildings
By Joe Millis