To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, Mosaic Culture Hub was honoured to present the film “Breathe Deeply My Son”, the story of Holocaust survivor Henry Wermuth, and to welcome Hendry’s daughter Ilana Metzger who was interviewed by Steve Levinson and took questions from our audience about her father’s remarkable history.
Mosaic welcomed Jeremy Sassoon and his MOJO (Music of Jewish Origin) show. With an audience of over 250 people, Mosaic was delighted to host Jeremy Sassoon’s Musicians of Jewish Origin (MOJO) show which highlights the music of the Great American Playbook and some of the best Jewish singers and songwriters over the last century. In a joyous evening of songs, stories and anecdotes, Jeremy led his band on piano and vocals, with fabulous support from bassist Flo Moore and expert drummer Pat Illingworth.
All images by Jane Prentice
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism, spoke to Mosaic Jewish Community at Bessborough Road about his 2016 book “My Dear Ones: One family and the Final Solution.”
Rabbi Frank led an intrepid group of photographers through a rainy East End.
Starting at the Whitechapel art gallery, via Gunthorpe St (pictured) to the four percent industrial dwelling society (now IDS, which remains a major housing charity in the East End) commemorative arch on Wentworth Street.
From there we continued to Fashion st and lunch in the crypt of Christ Church Spitalfields, where we were joined by Sohail of Wembley Central Masjid, who kindly arranged a tour of the Brick Lane Jamme Masjid (formerly the Machzike Hadath [Spitalfields Great synagogue], and before that a hugenot church and Methodist chapel). After this we had Asian snacks and tea on brick lane, then a last stop at Brick lane bagels before departing home from Liverpool street station.
(all photos by Maurice Hoffman)