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November 2018

Quiz Night & Fundraiser

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please come and raise money for our New London Synagogue children so that they may have Chanukah and Purim parties and other events over the course of the year! The format will be a casual quiz night with nibbles and drinks, with a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds will go directly towards children’s events over the course of the 2018-19 school year. Minimum donation will be £35 per person and please book online in advance so we can plan for…

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Scriptural Reasoning

November 20 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Text-based interfaith session with a panel, including Rabbi Jeremy Gordon and other faith leaders, presenting texts from their own faiths. The theme is ‘masculinity’, discussed in small mixed faith groups. Text packs and, of course, food and drink will be provided. No charge, but please RSVP or register on Eventbrite.

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Never Such Innocence: a narrative recital of words and music from WWI

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£12.50 – £15

Introduced by Vera Brittain’s daughter, Baroness (Shirley) Williams Described by the BBC’s Katie Derham as "incredibly moving", an acclaimed, sell-out live narrative recital of words and music from the First World War, with Christopher Kent (actor) and Gamal Khamis (pianist), plus photos and a viewing of various artifacts over a glass of wine. Pte. Percy O'Key One hundred years after the devastating events of the First World War, and with Europe again facing a time of uncertainty, Christopher Kent and Gamal Khamis look back…

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December 2018

The Maccabees: From Rebels to Kings

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

First night Chanukah Were they really heroes who ousted a mighty empire? How did they form a dynasty of priests and kings? Did they truly rescue Judaism, or rather alter it dramatically?  Why did later Hasmonean monarchs come to replicate the Hellenic culture that their ancestors sought to overturn? And finally, why did they fall prey to corruption, infighting and even atrocities against Jews and Gentiles alike?                             Lawrence Joffe, author of An Illustrated History…

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Vegetarian Shabbat Chanukah lunch with artist and member, Jyll Bradley, in conversation with art historian, Keziah Goudsmit

December 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
£10 – £21 80 tickets left

As it is the festival of lights, Jyll will be discussing her work with ‘light’. Jyll Bradley's installations, drawings and sculptures draw upon the potential of light as both metaphor and material. Her most recent work reflects her interest in the structures we build to capture light for plant growth. 'Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)' 2017, at Turner Contemporary, Margate, drew upon early glasshouse technology, whilst 'Green/Light (for M.R') 2014, commissioned for Folkestone Triennial was based upon traditional hop garden design. Jyll will…

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Adult Learning

December 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday mornings: Masorti Kollel Monday afternoons: Talmud Study Also Monthly Forum lectures Download our Adult Learning Programme.

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January 2019

Shabbat Lunch: The Importance of Music in the Synagogue

19th January 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
£10 – £21 80 tickets left

Minimum donation £18 members, £21 non-members, £15 children aged 13-18, £10 children under 13 Booking closes Thursday 10 January    

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February 2019

Shabbat Lunch and cholent kiddush with member and art collector, David Lewis

16th February 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free 80 spots left

David will discuss the stories behind Mostaert’s Cain and Abel (1505/10), Rubens’s La Charrette Embourbée (c.1620), Champaigne’s Moses with the Ten Commandments (c.1640) and an 1892 Pissarro landscape from Eragny, from within the Schorr collection.

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March 2019

A Tour Guide to Great Lives

6th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

Join prize-winning tour guide, award-winning librarian and author Rachel Kolsky for her entertaining insight into her book Women’s London.  Inspired by walking tours she devised for The Women’s Library and responding to those who encouraged her to put her words on paper, she has published a guide book to London profiling the impact women have had on its society, heritage and streetscape. From scientists to suffragettes, reformers and royals, authors and artists, sit back and discover some of Rachel's favourite London ladies.  Discover…

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April 2019

Reflections on British-Jewish Poetry since 1945

3rd April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

To ask “What is Jewish Poetry?” is to guarantee conflicting, multiple answers. Some people may find the very notion of Jewish poetry in English puzzling. Linguistic essentialists might argue that poetry can only be Jewish if it is written in a Jewish language, such as Yiddish, Hebrew or Ladino. Without dismissing the debate about whether Jewishness constitutes a linguistic, religious or ethnic identity, this  talk introduces British-Jewish poetry from a more environmental perspective. Jewish poets in Britain are members of a minority group, who write as Jews because of specific social, cultural and historical experiences. Peter Lawson's talk…

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