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Events 2012

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Ron Arad

22/02/2012 - 3:30 pm

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Ron Arad is a central figure in contemporary design, renowned for his willingness to push boundaries between disciplines and experiment with processes and ma...
A Place to Call My Jewish Home: Memories of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue 1911-2011

22/02/2012 - 3:15 pm

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An ode to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue on its centenary. Part social history, part reminiscence Pam Fox’s well-researched book draws from lectures, ...
The Eichmann Trial

22/02/2012 - 2:30 pm

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The capture of Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem electrified the world and spark...
Film: Sara Shilo: No Gnomes Will Appear

22/02/2012 -

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52 mins, Hebrew, English subtitles Screenplay, Director and Cinematographer: Ruth Walk Editor, Producer: Yael Perlov Sara Shilo lives in K...
Meet the Author: Sue Eckstein: Interpreters

21/02/2012 - 3:15 pm

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Sue Eckstein spoke about her devastating and wonderfully understated novel following the stories of three generations of women from wartime Germany to today....
The Patagonian Hare

21/02/2012 - 3:15 pm

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Claude Lanzmann fought in the Resistance, opposed the war in Algeria, was Simone de Beauvoir’s lover and Jean-Paul Sartre’s friend. He played a very ...
What the Grown-Ups were Doing

21/02/2012 - 3:00 pm

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We embarked on an odyssey through 1950’s suburbia –a Metroland of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials through the eyes of an ‘oddball tomboy...
Film: Agi Mishol: Things Happen

21/02/2012 - 3:00 pm

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52 mins, Hebrew, English subtitles Screenplay, Director and Cinematographer: Ruth Walk Editor, Producer: Yael Perlov For the past 30 years...
On the Eve: The Jews of Europe before the Second World War

21/02/2012 -

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This is the portrait of a world on the eve of its destruction. Bernard Wasserstein presented a disturbing interpretation of the collapse of European Jewish c...
Constructs of Place: What makes cities tick?

20/02/2012 - 3:00 pm

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What shapes a city’s identity? Who defines it? Is New York about individualism or community? Is Jerusalem about religion, conflict or cafés? This session ...
Film: Orly Castel Blum: Not Far from the Centre of the City

20/02/2012 - 2:45 pm

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52 mins, Hebrew, English subtitles Screenplay, Director and Cinematographer: Ruth Walk Editor, Producer: Yael Perlov Orly Castel Blum bega...
The Poetry of Bob Dylan

20/02/2012 - 2:45 pm

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Bob Dylan’s songs formed an indispensable soundtrack to the 1960s, and have continued to capture the imagination of audiences ever since. His song lyrics a...
The Long Road Home

20/02/2012 - 2:45 pm

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In The Long Road Home, Ben Shephard describes how for 8 million displaced persons the end of the Second World War didn’t mean the end of their ordeal. ...
The Golem: Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment

19/02/2012 - 2:45 pm

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JBW 2012 presented a screening of the powerful 1920 silent film classic, ‘The Golem’, accompanied by a brand new musical score from Robin Harris on piano...
The Origins

19/02/2012 - 2:30 pm

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Both Agnès Desarthe and Fabrice Humbert have written novels about men embarking on a difficult investigation into their own past and the secrets that were k...