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

Liberal and Reform Joint Simchat Torah service

Tuesday September 28

Please join us for a joint Simchat Torah service, starting at 10:45 am. The service will be led by Rabbi Rachel Benjamin and Rabbi Kathleen de Magtige-Middleton

Click here to join the Zoom service

Meeting Id: 867 2512 3447

 

A special prayer book has been produced for this service – please download one of the following:

Simchat Torah Morning- single page
Simchat Torah Morning-2 page
Simchat Torah Morning-booklet (for double sided printing – flip on short edge)

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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

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Warsaw Ghetto Museum

Sunday October 03

Join us at 5.30 pm when 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.’

David Berman is an orthodox rabbi based in Warsaw and is currently working as a research expert at the museum development.  David was born in Sydney and studied at the Gateshead Yeshiva in England. He worked in Israel where he lectured and became a Talmudic scholar.

David will be talking about the work of the museum and is especially interested in hearing from anyone with a connection to Warsaw as they’re currently in the process of gathering material.

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Meeting ID: 821 5413 0930

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

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JACS – The Jewish Heritage of Slovakia

Tuesday October 05

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.

Starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click:  JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID:  835 7110 3586

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 October 06

Study Torah with one of our Rabbis

11.00 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click:

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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JACS – The History of English Afternoon Tea

Tuesday October 19

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.

Starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click:  JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID:  846 0568 8731

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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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.

Meketa is a charity that supports this community through education and training. Meketa enable families to move out of the poverty trap and create for themselves a brighter future.

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Meeting ID: 881 7215 2757

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240

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Meet the Author – Dr Julius Green

Tuesday October 26

Join  us at 2.30 when Steve Levinson 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. A graduate of Corpus Christi, Cambridge, he was awarded his PhD by Goldsmiths, University of London. He lectures on creative producing at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Film and Television School, and is a director of The Academy of Circus Arts. In his day job, Julius is an award-winning theatre producer and circus director, with over 250 productions to his credit, and has been a board member of the Society of London Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. He is a regular columnist for The Stage newspaper, and his books include ‘How to Produce A West End Show’ and ‘Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre. ‘

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Meeting ID: 856 8005 0810

If you don’t have a computer / tablet / smartphone you can still call in (standard charges apply) 0203 481 5240

 

 

Stars and Spies : Andrew, Chris, Green, Julius: Amazon.co.uk: Books

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History of the Steinway Piano with Gary Italiaander

Sunday November 07

Join Gary at 4.00 pm for his presentation on the 170 year history of the Steinway piano.  In 1836 Heinrich Engelhard Steinway built his first piano in his kitchen in Hamburg.  The presentation will include why the piano became the instrument of choice of every music composer and why Steinway pianos are unique.  For all music lovers, Steinway is the gold standard of musical instruments.

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Meeting ID: 822 7684 2488

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

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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