“Walking the Pennines” by John Ashmele
My retirement bucket list had always included a trip to take in Wainwright’s coast-to-coast walk across the Pennines. I still haven’t got round to it, but this month I did the next best thing and walked the Pennine Way in ... read more
WINE TASTING EVENING – TUESDAY 16 JUNE 2015
In my wisdom I decided it would be rather nice to attend the above evening along with 16 other Mosaic Reform/Liberal members. It was organised and presented by Reform member Robin Goldsmith.
Tables had been laid with plates of ... read more
Mosaic hosted a briefing about the forthcoming Israeli election. Titled “More of the same or a step into the unknown?” the evening featured a panel of eminent speakers: Alan Johnson of BICOM, Jerry Lewis of the Jerusalem Post, Arieh Miller from the Israeli Embassy, and our own ... read more
“Freddie Knoller told of his experiences during the Shoah. It gave me a completely new insight into this horrible and tragic event. You can read as many history books as you like, none compare to hearing the real story from the perspective of a survivor. ... read more
Purim takes on a bitter sweet note when you realise part of the play you are enjoying was performed in the Terezin/Theresienstadt during the Shoah.
Not only were we taken back there by Dr Lisa Peschel, who wrote Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from ... read more
Since one of the most prominent themes of Parashat Mishpatim is concerned with inclusivity, Rabbi Frank invited members and guests who had never had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah to read a verse or two from our Sidrah, either in Hebrew or English. We had many volunteers and the experience was greatly enjoyed by all. We hope that this ‘mini-taster’ will encourage adults of any ... read more
The following article appeared in today’s (6 Feb ’15) Jewish News:
What makes Britain a great place to be Jewish?
Anglo-Jewry is more vibrant and open to new ideas (mostly!) than ever before – thriving in the tolerant and inclusive society we ... read more
Over 300 people attended Brent Civic Centre to recognise, commemorate and show respect for all victims of genocide on Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2015.
View a video of the event with a moving story about the Holocaust from Mosaic member Mr George Vulkan.
In my sermon on the Shabbat immediately following the terrible attacks in Paris, I urged circumspection rather than merely emotional reactions. There are many possible causes contributing to these tragic incidents.
Afterwards, one member offered a challenging argument: ‘I’ve lived through the Blitz bombardments, the worry ... read more
The coldblooded murder of journalists and staff of the Charlie Hebdo magazine last Wednesday in Paris, is the latest in a series of Islamic fundamentalists’ terrorist attacks on Western Democracies and has heralded a sinister start of the Gregorian New Year.
The shock of this latest attack has been all the more severe because Freedom of Expression is one of the cornerstones of Western Democracy, which ... read more