Events

Keep up to date with the latest events from Mosaic. As well as the events listed below you can also see what's on in our calendar, and see the pages for our regular weekly and monthly events including:

Adult Education | Book Group | Chavurah Suppers | Cook team | Film Group | Friendship Clubs | Library | Photo Group | Trips | Walks | Cameo

Meet the Author – Dr Julius Green

Tuesday, October 26

Join  us at 2.30 when Alex Gerlis will interview Julius Green.

Stars and Spies , Julius’ new book, written with Christopher Andrew, is being published on 14th October. It is a unique examination and a hugely entertaining and original history of the interplay between spying and showbiz, featuring Marlowe and Shakespeare, but focusing mostly on the twentieth century, the golden era of the Cold War and up to the present day.

Julius is an entertainment historian and Fellow of the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre. Continue reading


Walking Group

Tuesday, October 26

Meet at 10.00 am at the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth. Park at the car park at the top of Frogmore Lane, Rickmansworth, where our highly esteemed guide, Philip, will meet you. Our walk along the Ebury Way, a disused railway line, will continue to Croxley Common Moor, then join the Grand Union Canal for the walk back to the car park. There is a coffee stop at the end of the walk.


The Last Jews in Ethiopia – Rabbi Sybil Sheridan

Sunday, October 24

Join us at 5.30pm when Rabbi Sybil Sheridan will be making a presentation about the Ethiopian Jews and the work of Meketa. Come and find out more about this community, their lives and their dreams of one day settling in Israel.

Surviving COVID has been only one challenge the Beta Israel in Gondar, Ethiopia face. Now there is war in Tigray, the neighbouring province and as a result a strong military presence in the area. Prices for food and essentials have shot up but life continues for this ancient Jewish community. Continue reading


Tea and Torah

Wednesday, October 20

Study Torah with one of our Rabbis

11.00 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click:

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JACS – The History of English Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, October 19

Gillian Walnes-Perry talked about how tea was introduced into England and how it became an institution, tea menus, customs and etiquette surrounding afternoon tea, the rise of public tea rooms and, of course, tea dances.

If you missed this event you can view the recording here.


Walking Group

Tuesday, October 19

Please meet at 10.00 am, parking in Arlington Drive, which is off Bury Stree,t Ruislip HA4 7RL. We will meet you at the Bury Street end of the road, and will walk around Ruislip Lido, once or twice (optional), and then stop for a coffee. The walk is mainly on paved ground, with one or two slopes. An easy walk in lovely surroundings.
See you there.


JACS – The History of English Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, October 19

Gillian Walnes-Perry will talk about how tea was introduced into England and how it became an institution, tea menus, customs and etiquette surrounding afternoon tea, the rise of public tea rooms and, of course, tea dances.

Please do bring along some tea and cake to enjoy with the talk.

Starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click:  JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID:  846 0568 8731

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

Bring your own tea and cake!

Continue reading


Japan to Lithuania During World War II

Sunday, October 17

A Diplomat’s Account – the harrowing roundtrip journey from Japan to Lithuania during World War II presented by Gillian Tigner-Orchudesch, Dip DA – LRAM.  Join us at 5.30 pm for the presentation which will include:

  • The true story of disobedience and of amazing courage.
  • The reality of some of Japan’s hidden wartime secrets.
  • Obedience to authority the essence of Japanese culture.
  • What happens when this code is broken?

Click here to join event via Zoom

Meeting ID: 881 9886 4083

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240


Tea and Torah

Wednesday, October 13

Study Torah with one of our Rabbis

11.00 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click:

Join Tea and Torah

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Meet the Author – Adam Andrusier

Tuesday, October 12

Steve Levinson will interview Adam Andrusier at 2.30 pm.

Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every famous person he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people on the planet.

For young Adam, autographs were a backstage pass to a world beyond his chaotic family home in Pinner, and his Holocaust-obsessed father. They provided a special connection to a world of glamour and significance lying just beyond his reach.

But as Adam turned from collector to dealer, learning how to spot a fake from the real deal, he discovered that in life, as in autographs, not everything is as it first appears. When your obsession is a search for the authentic, what happens when you discover fraudulence in your own family?

Reminiscent of Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch, with the wit of David Sedaris and the warmth of David Nicholls, Two Hitlers and a Marilyn is as funny as it is moving. It is also about the lost age of things: faxes, letter writing, autographs, Israeli dancing camps, munchkins, Doris Day, and their replacement with our virtual world.

Click here to join event via Zoom

Meeting ID: 869 5480 5803

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240

 

The Amazon link to buy Adam’s book is:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Hitlers-Marilyn-surprising-wonderful-ebook/dp/B08L7GN1NG