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Survivor Café

06/03/2019 - 12:30 pm


As first hand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events—the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, ...
Amos Oz: A Tribute

26/02/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely translated from the Hebrew, poignant expressions of the human condition. H...
Amos Oz: A Tribute – Live Relay

26/02/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Please note this is a live streaming of the event in Hall One. Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely tran...
How to Combat Antisemitism

07/02/2019 - 6:45 pm

Emmanuel Centre,

Deborah Lipstadt’s trial against Nazi sympathiser David Irving was a landmark victory for social justice and historical truth. But now anti-Jewish ...

In Association with How To Academy

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Beginnings of Midrash

28/02/2018 -


One of the things the Dead Sea Scrolls have shown is what Jews in ancient times thought about the Bible, even before its last chapters were written. The scro...
Jodi Picoult: Small Great Things

29/11/2016 -


This UK launch visit is the first time for two years that Picoult’s fans will have the opportunity to hear her give a live talk. Her latest book, Small...
Being Human

13/10/2016 -


Etgar Keret and Yotam Ottolenghi in conversation with Jonathan Freedland In a unique conversation between these three exceptional contemporaries, you ...
Far and Away

13/10/2016 -


From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—a riveting co...
Girls & Sex

10/05/2016 -


Peggy Orenstein – New York Times bestseller and top ten non-fiction writer of 2016 – presents her timely, ground-breaking work, Girls and Sex....
Party Animals Growing Up Communist

23/02/2016 - 8:30 pm


In conversation with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz, award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch describes how writing Part...
Tracy Chevalier and Ella Leya Talk Jazz

01/01/2015 -


Ella Leya’s childhood in Azerbaijan is the inspiration for her novel Orphan Sky. She talks to Tracy Chevalier ab...
Hungry Hearts, a Live Film Event – In association with JW3

08/12/2013 -


Hungry Hearts is spoken of as one of the greatest-ever Jewish films. A silent movie from 1922, it is adapted from Ania Yezierska`s story of a Jewish family w...
The ZigZag Kid at UK Jewish Film Festival

17/11/2013 -


In collaboration with UK Jewish Film at the annual UK Jewish Film Festival. Film screening followed by discussion with screenwriter Jon Gilbert. ...
Jewish Book Week through the year: Tony Leon

24/09/2013 -


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 ...
Jewish Book Week through the year: From Hackney Downs to “The Lowlife”

08/09/2013 -


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 co...