Tony Leon is a well-known politician in South Africa who was an active participant in the constitutional negotiations which led to the birth of a democratic South Africa. After retirement from parliament, where he was leader of the opposition, he became what he calls “an accidental ambassador” in South America.
Rachel Kolsky took us on a tour of Hackney and Dalston to discover its associations with some of the Jewish writers who found inspiration from the diverse communities of London's East End.
In a one-off Jewish Book Week event with Kings Place during the year, we helped American public intellectual Rebecca Solnit launch a new book, The Faraway Nearby.
Master biographers Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren spoke about their new book, Giants- the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz, at Bowden Synagogue, Manchester on 17 March 2013.
We were some of the first to discover brilliant debut novelist Natasha Solomons (a few weeks before her novel hits the bookstores) and hear the heart-warming story of a man desperate to be accepted by English society and… their golf clubs in post-war Britain.