Gardens Of Delight

Penelope Lively, Rachel de Thame, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

11/03/2018 3:30 pm

Gardens have been a source of enchantment since the dawn of time. Today’s speakers illuminate why gardening can be as vital an expression of the creative impulse as reading, writing or praying, and why designing, planting, tending, sharing produce, or simply looking, are so rewarding. In literature gardens can be oases or jungles, magical places where supernatural events happen and passions are aroused.

Penelope Lively

Rachel de Thame

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism. He is Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and is also the author of several books including Walking with the Light – From Frankfurt to Finchley.

Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Mendelson is an award-winning author and journalist. She reviews for the major broadsheets and teaches creative writing for The Guardian. Her previous novels include Daughters of Jerusalem and When We Were Bad.