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.
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.
Learn about the Jewish Heritage of Slovakia with Dr Maroš Borský, Director of the Slovak Jewish Heritage Centre in Bratislava
Join us for an inspiring journey to Slovakia, a country in Central Europe, that until World War II had 137,000 Jewish inhabitants. The local Jewish community today counts only about 3,000 persons, but its heritage remains. There are hundreds of Jewish cemeteries and up to a hundred former synagogues and prayer halls. Many of these sites were recently restored for cultural purposes, others are neglected. Some synagogue buildings are architecturally prominent sites of European importance. There are two Jewish museums in Bratislava, the Chatam Sofer Memorial, and many other important Jewish monuments.
Our speaker has been engaged in Jewish heritage preservation for twenty years and will provide an expert insight into the field.
A native of Bratislava, Dr. Maroš Borský studied art history and Jewish studies in Bratislava, Regensburg, London, Jerusalem, and Heidelberg. Borský is the director of the Jewish Community Museum and Jewish Cultural Institute in Bratislava.
Pitigliano – The Jewish history of a medieval Italian village – Amanda Weinberg.
In 1998 Amanda discovered the magical hillside village of Pitigliano and became fascinated with its Jewish history and culture. She became closely connected to the village and its inhabitants, bought a home there and was inspired to write the novel ‘The Tears of Monterini” based on true events during the fascist era of Mussolini.
Jeremy Joseph retired as a Consultant Ophthalmologist (eye doctor) in the U.K. recently, having worked for the NHS and privately for many years. In 1993 he started undertaking eye expeditions to perform cataract surgery in developing countries. The places he has visited include Brazil, Myanmar, Byelorus, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Haiti, Ecuador, and Bangladesh. This activity has been temporarily halted by the Covid pandemic but he hopes to resume the expeditions soon.
The Board of Deputies’ Hidden Treasures’ celebrates the archives in Britain that tell the story of Jews in Britain. Over 50 archives, throughout the country, are part of the Hidden Treasures network. They hold material – photographs, documents, audio and video recordings – about Jews in this country, dating from the eleventh century to 2021.
Board of Deputies Archives and Heritage Manager, Dawn Waterman will tell us more about the project and share some of her favourite images from the archives – which are sure to spark memories and comment. She’ll also explain the ways in which you can be involved in this exciting project.
Jackie Briggs is the proud parent of two children who are lesbian and gay. Both are now in their 30’s but about 20 years ago she began working as a volunteer for Families Together London which supports parents who are going through difficult times when they discover their child/ren comes out as LGBT. She hopes that her talk, which covers many aspects of being such a parent, is informative, enlightening and uplifting.’
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