Events 2008

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Films: Preliminaries and Khirbet Hizeh

25/02/2008 - 4:30 pm

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The voice of this film is that of the Israeli author S. Yizhar, who reads the first few chapters of his autobiography “Mikdamot” (“Preliminarie...
We Are Strangers Here: Discover the Author: Ruth Borchard

25/02/2008 - 4:30 pm

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When Ruth Borchard, died some years ago an unpublished manuscript written in 1941 was found amongst her papers. This novel, We Are Strangers Here,has finally...
S.Yizhar

25/02/2008 - 4:15 pm

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S. Yizhar (1916–2006) was widely considered the finest of native-born Israeli writers. His books and stories are marked by a deep love of the landscape of ...
Frank’s Way: Frank Cass and Fifty Years of Publishing

25/02/2008 - 4:15 pm

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Michael Freedland chaired a discussion with Gerry Black, author of Frank’s Way: Frank Cass and Fifty Years of Publishing, and other friends and colleag...
Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years as a Photojournalist

25/02/2008 - 4:15 pm

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David Rubinger has captured some of the most powerful images of his time. No one has done a better job of showing the history of Israel in all its glory and ...
Reading group: See Under: Love

25/02/2008 - 4:00 pm

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Momik, an only child whose parents survived the Holocaust, grows up in the shadow of their history, determined to understand the nature of the Nazi “be...
Great Writers of the 20th Century: Isaiah Berlin

25/02/2008 - 4:00 pm

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A careful analysis of Sir Isaiah Berlin’s writings and lectures suggests a multi-layered Jewish identity. On the one hand, a deep commitment to Zionism...
The Clothes on Their Backs

24/02/2008 - 5:00 pm

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In her then new novel, Linda Grant wrote about a sensitive girl growing up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. The dramatic a...
Respect, Reconnect, Reconstruct

24/02/2008 - 4:45 pm

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Willow Winston interweaves emotional energy and mathematical form, bridging visual arts, science and music. In some of her book art, metallic threads between...
Once Upon A Country

24/02/2008 - 4:15 pm

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“I have faith that, sooner or later, somehow or another – I’m not sure how – Jews and Arabs will find a way to live together that is tota...
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million

24/02/2008 - 3:00 pm

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In his remarkable and original epic, part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part detective work, Daniel Mendelsohn tried to reconstruct the reality o...
Round Table Discussion: Israel at 60, coming of age

24/02/2008 - 3:00 pm

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A lively debate which went beyond the current issues and will looked at some of the really major questions that can only be approached with a sense of perspe...
Family Affairs

24/02/2008 - 12:00 pm

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Here, three highly distinctive writers explored dysfunctional families; mining relationships, love and betrayals, secrets and lies. When We Were Bad, ...
Jewish Mysticism

24/02/2008 - 11:15 am

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Jewish Mysticism is concerned with the infinity of meaning embedded in the sacred text and with grasping the divine being which transcends the boundaries of ...
Jewish Heritage in England: The Challenges of Historic Building Conservation in the Jewish Community

24/02/2008 - 11:00 am

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Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London is the oldest synagogue in Britain. It bears witness to the stability of Jewish life in England since the Cromwel...