L’Chaim Chabad present their latest series of six lectures
Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.
What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.
A lecture organized in collaboration with The Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester and The Jewish Historical Society of England
SAMSON IN STONE: NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE AT HUQOQ IN ISRAEL’S GALILEE
PROFESSOR JODI MAGNESS
Since 2011, Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee. The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including biblical scenes and the first non-biblical story ever discovered decorating an ancient synagogue. In this slide-illustrated lecture,
Professor Magness describes these exciting finds, including the discoveries made in last summer’s season.
For more information visit www.huqoq.org
Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the
Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the archaeology of ancient Palestine, including on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Jerusalem, Masada and the Roman army in the East, ancient pottery, and ancient synagogues.
Refreshments will be served
Priority will be given to bookings made through Eventbrite to reserve a seat
Further details tbc
09:15 – 10:00 am
Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10
Opening Address & Welcome – Anthony Rosenthal
10:15 – 11:00
Researching my Jewish family from Brody, Ukraine: One city, three countries – Geoff Munitz
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:00 pm
Who Do You Think You Are? Inside the magazine pages – Sarah Williams
12:00 – 12:45
Discovering your ancestors in historic British newspapers – Alex Cox
12:45 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:30
President’s Address – Leigh Dworkin
14:30 – 15:15
World Jewish Relief’s WW2 refugee archives: Add another piece to your family history – Rebecca Singer
15:15 – 15:45
Tea interval and raffle draw
15:45 – 16:30
The Life and Times of Sholom Aleichem – Frank Vigon
Please note: The speakers and running order may be subject to change without notice.
Jewish Book Week Returns to Manchester
Menorah, in association with the Julia Segar Book Club, is delighted to host the following events…
Tuesday May 15th : Martin Bell, former BBC war correspondent and MP discusses War and the Death of the News.
A moving, personal account of the travesties of war which issues an impassioned call to put substance back into news.
Wednesday May 16th: David Bolchover, author and commentator, discusses The Greatest Comeback : From Genocide to Football Glory‘
The story of of Hungarian Bela Guttmann, who narrowly survived the Holocaust and went on to become the world’s first celebrity football coach.
Tickets ( £10 including light refreshments) are obtainable at www.menorah.org.uk/JBW
Please join us for our fundraising breakfast event with two special guest
David Ornstein, BBC sport correspondent, will interview David Bolchover about
his latest book, The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory. The
book, shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year, tells the remarkable
story of Béla Guttmann, a Holocaust survivor who went on to win the European Cup as a coach of S.L. Benfica.
RSVP by Monday 7 May 2018
Tickets: £50 each Table of 10: £500