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.

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What's On

Steve Levinson interviews Dame Louise Joyce Ellman, DBE

Tuesday January 19

All Mosaic members and friends are invited to join this interview at 2.30 pm.

Dame Louise Joyce Ellman, DBE  served as Member of Parliament for Liverpool Riverside from 1997 to 2019. She was a member of the Labour Party until her resignation in October 2019.

Louise was elected as a councillor on the Lancashire County Council in 1970, becoming the Labour group leader in 1977 and leader of the council from 1981 until her election to the House of Commons in 1997. She was Vice-Chair of Lancashire Enterprises and served as Chair of the Transport Select Committee from 2008 to 2017. She was Chair of Labour Friends of Israel and is Honorary President of the Jewish Labour Movement.

She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and is a Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council. Louise resigned from the Labour Party in October 2019, expressing concern over antisemitism in the Labour Party and a potential Jeremy Corbyn-led government.

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Meeting ID: 880 2670 9002

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday January 20

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11.00 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

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Collecting Weird & Wonderful Objects!

Sunday January 24

MOSAIC is delighted to be welcoming Maurice Collins OBE to talk about some of the items in his extraordinary collection and engaging you to  fathom out the functions of some the gadgets on display.

Maurice has earned himself a unique reputation as a collector of gadgets, distinguished by their eccentricity as well as the sheer enterprise of many British inventors through the last two centuries, determined to plug a gap in the consumer market.

Deservedly awarded the title “Britain’s Best Collector” of Victorian gadgets.

He has been amassing these marvellous items for over 40 years, sharing them, together with a wealth of ephemera and posters, many housed in museums including The British Library and talking about them to numerous audiences. As an author he has written several books on his Eccentric Collections and other subjects.

This promises to be an enlightening and humorous afternoon with surprises.

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Meeting ID: 817 1311 3357

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JACS -The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Music

Tuesday January 26

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Join Viv Bellos, MBE, at 2.30 pm for an overview of music in Synagogues, concert halls and the home before, during and after WW2 with musical illustrations

This JACS event will be on-line using a Zoom meeting, starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click the link below :

JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID: 825 6540 3788

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

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
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Bring your own tea and cake!

 

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday January 27

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

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Holocaust Memorial Day Talk by Fred Weil

Wednesday January 27

Join us at 8.00 pm when Rabbi Kathleen will introduce us to Fred Weil.  To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day we shall learn from Fred (cousin of Mosaic Reform member, Michael Reik) through a presentation of the events that occurred to his Grandmother Helena when she was transported to Theresienstadt on January 29th, 1942.  While there she kept a diary on the backs of family photographs which she had taken with her. Fred’s grandmother perished, but the diary survived and was given to Fred’s aunt after the war. The presentation uses some of the diary entries to give an insight into her life in Theresienstadt

Fred Weil’s parents were both refugees from Hitler and came to the UK from Czechoslovakia in 1939. They met and married in England where Fred was born. He grew up in Oxford amidst a refugee Jewish community.

Fred has been active in Holocaust education for several years helping at the annual Finchley Reform Synagogue Holocaust education sessions given to schools and to teacher training students from Middlesex University. He has given the presentation about his grandmother at The Wiener Holocaust Library, The biennial conference of the European Union for Progressive Judaism in Prague and at several synagogues.

 

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Meeting ID: 882 2339 2793

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Chat with a cuppa with Harry Grant

Thursday January 28

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

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Meeting ID: 941 3856 0666

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2020 A Year in Turmoil in Israel. What Can We Expect in 2021?

Thursday January 28

Join us at 7.30 pm when Paul Gross, son of our member Jacqueline, will be speaking to us directly from Jerusalem on this subject.  As part of our “Israel Events”, Michael Reik will be introducing Paul.

Paul Gross made Aliyah at the end of 2007 having worked for two years in public affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London and prior to that completing a Masters in Middle East Politics from SOAS. Today he is a Senior Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, with responsibility for developing educational programming and public events in English at the national institute commemorating Israel’s sixth Prime Minister. He lectures to a variety of groups on Israeli history and politics and has written on Israeli and Middle East current affairs for several publications in Israel, the UK, the US and Canada. He has also appeared as a political commentator on two Israeli English-language news channels, i24 and ILTV.

Paul lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.  He stays connected to the “old country” primarily by watching English football and getting depressed by the current state of Arsenal.

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Meeting ID: 827 9788 5188

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Mosaic On-Line Tea Time Quiz

Sunday January 31

John Ashmele will present another entertaining on-line quiz for the Jewish Mosaic Community. No winners, no prizes, just a lot of fun. Refreshments: whatever is left over from lunch!

Don’t forget the bumper picture round on www.ashmele.co.uk/blog/quiz.

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting at 4.00 pm on Sunday 31st January

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Meeting ID: 836 6939 7471

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Meet the Author – Dr Peter Altman

Tuesday February 02

Steve Levinson will interview Peter Altman at 2.30 pm.  Peter qualified as a biochemist in the 1960s and spent 20 years in medical research, gaining a PhD and a DSc.  After being made redundant in the 1980s, he went into medical book publishing, setting up his own medical publishing company which Peter ran for some 10 years.

He is also a Member of the Magic Circle and, rather impressively, and without the use of magic, Peter has held not one but two Guinness World Records (for the fastest journeys round the London Underground [1979]; and the Moscow Metro [1989]).

Peter started work on Mysteries at least 15 years ago, and came up with the approach of framing each of the 14 chapters as a question; Does Alien Life Exist? Is Time Travel Possible? How Did the Universe Begin? Does Payer Work? etc., and provides a personal ‘Best Guess’ answer to each unknown.

At the end, he has included his first attempt at science fiction.  This is a 3-part short story and, so as not to spoil the ending, Peter has hidden the last sentence in the Index.  It’s his thank you to those who buy the book……

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Meeting ID: 847 9658 2802

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Tea and Torah

Wednesday February 03

Study Torah with Rabbis Kathleen and Rachel

11 am Wednesday morning

To join the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below:

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Meeting ID: 870 4740 0200

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Meet the Rocket Scientist – Sam Phillips

Sunday February 07

Mosaic members and friends are invited to meet Sam. who will share what it’s like to work on rockets and ionocraft and answer the key question – how hard is rocket science anyway? (easier than you think!).  The event starts at 4pm.

Sam grew up at Mosaic and is an engineering student at UC Berkeley, California.  He is Business team lead and deputy propulsion team lead for STAR – UC Berkeley’s Space Technologies and Rocketry team.

Sam will be joined by some of his colleagues from STAR’s education and outreach team for breakout activities for children and teenagers.

Please let us know in advance if you would like to join a breakout so we can help Sam and the team plan.

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Meeting ID: 861 6719 1688

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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