Community 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 Danc(ing) Judge – Michael Shelton

Tuesday, May 11

Meet Michael at 2.30 pm, in conversation with Alan Solomon.

Michael Shelton is a long-standing member of Mosaic Liberal and has a fascinating CV.   In addition to his career in the legal profession as a Solicitor and Deputy District Judge, he holds or has held  directorships in a stage school, a theatrical agency, a personal management company and a men’s hygiene product company, and he is currently chair of  Rickmansworth Churches Housing Association.

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And yes, there is a slight connection with “Strictly” !   He was a director of the world’s largest social dance business for 16 years.

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The Tattooed Torah

Sunday, May 9

The Tattooed Torah is a true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, which teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as
an opportunity for redemption.

Join us on Zoom at 4 pm.

One of the finest award-winning films made, The Tattooed Torah tells the story of the holocaust in a way that is accessible for children and appropriate for all ages. The run time of the film is 21 minutes. For more information, please visit

Following the online screening will be a discussion with: Beth Kopin, Marvell Ginsburgs daughter and Excecutive Producer; Brett Kopin, Co-writer; Martin Lemelman, illustrator. Continue reading

The Learning Circle

Tuesday, May 4

The Learning Circle:  Maimoni-Who? Demystifying Maimonides

The name Maimonides is often mentioned in sermons, and talks in relation to Jewish thought and philosophy, but who was he? What are his 13 Principles, what is so perplexing about his infamous The Guide for the Perplexed and how did it influence Jewish thought?

Have you ever found yourself asking similar questions, but felt too self-conscious to ask? Or are you simply curious to learn more about this fascinating character, you may enjoy learning with us at The Learning Circle. Continue reading

Meet the City Editor & Author – Alex Brummer

Sunday, May 2

Alex Brummer, Daily Mail City and Finance Headshot. 2016/09/21 Picture by Georgie Gillard . REXMAILPIX.

Join us at 4.00 pm when Steve Levinson interviews Alex Brummer.

Alex was born in Brighton, obtaining a first degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Southampton. He has always worked as a journalist, initially at the Guardian in the UK and in Washington, USA, in important financial positions overall for a period of 26 years. He then moved to The Mail, becoming City Editor in 2000, a position he holds today.

He was Vice-President at the Board of Deputies 2012-2015, and is currently Chairman of the Abraham Fund Initiatives.

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Cameo (Come and meet each other)

Sunday, May 2

Have you suffered the loss of a partner, relative or friend?  Do you feel sad, lonely and isolated?  Would you welcome the opportunity to meet others in a similar position to yourself?

Mosaic has a group to meet the needs of people like you who meet once a month.  The meetings take place on Zoom at the moment  on the first Sunday of the month.

Please join us from 2.30 pm.
We hope to offer support and enjoyment to people with common interests.

If you are interested please contact Bobbi Riesel on 07787 547383 for the Zoom details.


London Elections – Hustings for Brent and Harrow

Thursday, April 29

On May 6th, residents in the boroughs of Brent and Harrow will vote for their London Assembly Member.

Who do you want to represent our area and hold the Mayor of London to account?

Join us on Zoom for the Jewish Hustings: Brent and Harrow at 8.15pm, and put your questions to the candidates.

Please note that YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND THE HUSTINGS.  Please register by clicking here

You can also email a question for the candidates

Chat with a cuppa with Harry Grant

Thursday, April 29

All Mosaic members are invited to chat with “recycled” Chairman of Mosaic Reform, Harry Grant!
How has the past month been for you?  Join us on the last Thursday of the month to catch up with friends and chat about whatever’s on your mind.

Please bring your own cuppa and cookies (optional)

2.30 pm for an hour or so

or you can dial in from your phone at 0203 481 5237
Meeting ID: 941 3856 0666

Meet the Author – Dr Jennifer Langer

Tuesday, April 27

Steve Levinson will interview Jennifer Langer at 2.30 pm.

Jennifer is the Founding Director of Exiled Writers Ink, established in 2000 to bring together migrant and refugee writers. Through literary activism, EWI works to promote creative expression and cross-cultural dialogue while highlighting human rights abuses.

A long-time writer of poetry for herself, Jennifer is editor of four anthologies of exiled literature: The Bend in the Road: Refugees Writing (1997), Crossing the Border: Exiled Women’s Writing (2002), The Silver Throat of the Moon: Writing in Exile (2005) and If Salt Has Memory: Contemporary Jewish Exiled Writing (2008). She has also written numerous articles on aspects of the literature of exile as well as presenting papers both in the UK and overseas, ranging from Casablanca to Gothenburg.

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On A Dark Desert Highway – Professor Simon Barak

Sunday, April 25

‘On a Dark Desert Highway’ – Research and Development in the Negev

Join us at 3.00 pm when Simon Barak, cousin of our member Gillian Reik, will be speaking from the Sede Boker campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on this subject as part of our Israel Events. Michael Reik will be introducing Simon.

Simon is a recognized leader in studying genes that allow plants to survive in the world’s harshest environments such as those found in the Negev desert, and is the author of scores of articles in scientific journals.

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‘Leonardo Da Vinci – a 15th century artist whose Concepts & Artistic ideas anticipated 21st century Imaging’

Sunday, April 18

Join Professor Peter Abrahams at 4.00 pm when he will present his fascinating lecture with slides.

Prof. “Emeritus” of Clinical Anatomy at Warwick Medical School; Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge; visiting Prof LKC Medicine, NTU Singapore; and Prof of clinical anatomy at SGU Grenada for over 25 years, Peter has recently retired after 45 years as a NHS GP.  During his very distinguished career, he has set up a new medical school in Brunel University and published over 40 medical text and other books, CDs, DVDs, Apps in over 90 language editions.

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