Events 2008

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The JC Evening: The Last Word: Reporting the Middle East

02/03/2008 - 10:15 am

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The evening opened with the award ceremony for the Chaim Bermant Prize. “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is ...
Writing About War

02/03/2008 - 10:15 am

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Written as the diary of the head of a commando team stationed at Beaufort during the last winter of Israeli occupation, Beaufort is a revolutionary and poten...
Cecil B DeMille and the Golden Calf

02/03/2008 -

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In an illustrated talk, Simon Louvish re-examined Hollywood’s most enduring legend who directed lavish recreations of The King of Kings, The Sign of th...
Klez Café

01/03/2008 - 12:00 pm

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We went back to our roots and celebrated the folktales and folk tunes of Yiddish yore with the Jewish Community Centre’s tribute troupe. Storyteller Mekell...
The East End Now and Then

01/03/2008 - 12:00 pm

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Bernard Kops remembers the East End of his childhood, desperately poor and teeming with Jewish immigrants, full of hopes and ambition. His Hamlet of Stepney ...
Hebrew language session

01/03/2008 - 12:00 pm

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א. ב. יהושע ישוחח עם הקהל על ספרו אש ידידותית הנוגע בלב ההוויה הישראלית: שכול, אובדן משמ...
All Things Tire of Themselves

01/03/2008 - 10:15 am

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Time parts memory They say only the aged die of nostalgia, yet Still young, I lift ten years to resurrect The Lane, Gas-lamps, fog and che...
Meet the Author: Marie Phillips

29/02/2008 - 1:45 pm

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Marie Phillips told us what led her to imagine Greek Gods living a pretty miserable life in Hampstead today in Gods Behaving Badly. Artemis is a dog-walker o...
The Art of Blogging

29/02/2008 - 12:30 pm

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Lisa Goldman spoke about her blog ‘On the Face’ which continued throughout the 2006 war in Lebanon, a conflict she says is the most blogged war in histor...
Fault Lines

29/02/2008 - 12:15 pm

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In her award winning novel, Nancy Huston explores the past through four consecutive generations, taking the reader backwards in time from California to New Y...
Storytelling Masterclass

29/02/2008 - 12:15 pm

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This session was developed from Howard Schwartz’s book Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism. Few have recognized the essential role of mythology in Jewi...
Agnon: Father and Daughter

28/02/2008 - 2:00 pm

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Agnon (Ram Loevy and Micha Shagrir, 1978) Two very rare short films from 1966, one showing Agnon going about his everyday life, and the other the Nobel...
Reading Group: Everyman

28/02/2008 - 2:00 pm

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Roth’s short novel, Everyman, explores sex, relationships, remorse and dying. The protagonist, an “everyman” figure (reminiscent of the medieva...
Fiftysomethings: The Story So Far

28/02/2008 - 1:45 pm

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Both Linda Kelsey and Judith Summers have written about lives turned upside down. Here they spoke about the process of putting it all on paper, about how muc...
God Wrestling

28/02/2008 - 1:15 pm

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Shalom Auslander is angry and scared. Angry at God, at his family, his orthodox upbringing, at the world we live in. Scared, because as hard as he may try, h...