Events

Keep up to date with the latest events from Mosaic.  At this time we are a “virtual” community on Zoom and please contact us if you need any help connecting with us on Zoom.

For details of regular Shabbat Services, see one of the following pages: Liberal | Masorti | Reform

What's On

Meet theToastmaster – John Ashmele

Tuesday April 13

Join us at 2.30 pm when Judy Silverton will be interviewing Toastmaster, John Ashmele .

John will discuss the history and the guilds and the training required for him to become a Toastmaster. We will learn about the different types of functions covered including weddings and b’nei mitzvah, civic and corporate functions and we look forward to John peppering his answers with ‘tips of the trade’ and amusing anecdotes.

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Over the years John has derived great satisfaction in organising and delivering many social, community and fund-raising events, ensuring that each occasion is memorable for all the right reasons.

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday April 14

Study Torah with one of our Rabbis

11 am Wednesday morning

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David Baddiel at Mosaic – New Date!

Wednesday April 14

Mosaic is delighted to welcome comedian and writer David Baddiel.  He will be interviewed about his new book JEWS DON’T COUNT by Alex Gerlis at 7.45 pm.

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JEWS DON’T COUNT is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.  On the eve of Israeli Independence Day, Jews throughout the world remain an ethnic minority, constantly aware of anti-Semitism.  David is an author, comedian and screenwriter. He has written and performed in highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. He is the author of four novels as well as six books for children which have sold over 1 million copies.

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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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JACS – The Jews of Denmark

Tuesday April 20

For almost 400 years the Danish royal family has supported and protected the small but influential Jewish community.  Charlotte Thalmay will be speaking live from Denmark and telling the amazing story of Danish Jewry from when the first Jews were invited by King Christian in 1622 to the present day, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click:  JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID:  868 0698 9242

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

Bring your own tea and cake!

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday April 21

Study Torah with one of our Rabbis

11 am Wednesday morning

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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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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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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

https://zoom.us/j/94138560666

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

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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

 

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Meet the City Editor & Author – Alex Brummer

Sunday May 02

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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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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As well as the events listed above 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 | JACS | Singing Seniors | Befrienders