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

Mosaic On-Line Tea Time Quiz

Sunday, October 31

John Ashmele will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Mosaic Jewish Community & friends. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch!

Don’t forget the bumper picture round on www.ashmele.co.uk/blog/quiz.

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting at 5.30 pm on Sunday 31st October

Click here to join Tea Time Quiz

Meeting ID: 836 6939 7471

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID as above

 


Chat with a cuppa with Harry Grant

Thursday, October 28

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

https://zoom.us/j/94138560666

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


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


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


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


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


Our Journey to Stanmore Hill

Sunday, October 10

(More than) half way there.

Please join us at 5.30pm for updates, progress reports and photos, all looking ahead to exciting times on our journey.

Click here to join event on Zoom

Meeting ID: 889 5632 7782

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID as above


Warsaw Ghetto Museum

Sunday, October 3

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it for a future date.

Rabbi David Berman will be talking about the museum which is being developed in the city and is due to open in 2023.

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum is being built in the old Children’s Hospital (pictured here), one of the few buildings surviving from the Warsaw Ghetto. More than 400,000 Jews were crammed into the Ghetto, the vast majority of whom were either murdered in camps like Treblinka or who died of disease or starvation or were killed during the 1943 Uprising. The aim of the Ghetto museum is ‘To disseminate knowledge about the life, struggle and extermination of the Polish Jews in the Warsaw ghetto and other ghettos of the German-occupied Poland.’ Continue reading


Chat with a cuppa with Harry Grant

Thursday, September 30

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

https://zoom.us/j/94138560666

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


Mosaic On-Line Tea Time Quiz

Sunday, September 26

Neil Goodman, will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Mosaic Jewish Community & friends. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch!

Join Zoom Meeting at 5.30 pm on Sunday 26th September

Don’t forget the additional picture round: Name these famous authors

Click here to join Tea Time Quiz

Meeting ID: 836 6939 7471

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 051 2874
Meeting ID as above