Communal Diary

PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, ALL COMMUNAL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Apr
20
Tue
London School of Jewish Studies: ‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Jews and Art’ Three Week Course
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Starts 20 April for three weeks.

‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Jews and Art but were afraid to ask’ with Marc Michael Epstein

A dynamic and eye-opening foray into the way Jews have related to art and art-making throughout our historical odyssey.

Book online at www.lsjs.ac.uk/bookings

Apr
28
Wed
L’Chaim Lubavitch Six Week Course: ‘Demystify the Jewish Idea of a Perfect World’
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Six Wednesdays from 28 April to 2 June.
Cost £50 includes course book

For details and to register: www.lchaim.org.uk/[email protected]

Lesson Outline
Lesson 1
Start with the Science
In a society marked by chaos and discord, it’s hard to believe our world is actually better than it’s ever been. Let’s dive into the data of what’s wrong—and what’s right—with the world.
Lesson 2
Who Needs a Redemption?
Though it will solve every speck of ill in the world, the idea of Redemption is not a response to strife. Rather, it’s an independent and foundational tenet of Jewish belief. See where it fits into the bigger story of Creation.
Lesson 3
Superhuman vs. Super Humans
Waiting for a Messiah to come save humanity feels a little… un-Jewish. But what if Redemption is a natural reaction to humanity’s own cumulative action? Discover the effect you’ve already had on the reality of the world.
Lesson 4
We’re Getting There
Judaism sees all of history as one connected journey toward a single desired destiny. In this lesson, we look back to identify four distinct epochs that show us how far we’ve traveled on the way to a truly good world.
Lesson 5
Out of the Blues
So, will we wake up one day in a glorious wonderland? Or is the Redemption more of a gradual process? Let’s study the sources on the actual transition from our reality today into a world of revelation.
Lesson 6
And Then…
We’ve seen why the Redemption needs to happen and the human role in making it happen. Now peek into that perfect—and perfectly possible—world as the prophets and sages vividly describe it!

May
16
Sun
JRC AGM – Guest Speaker: President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl
May 16 @ 10:15 am
May
23
Sun
Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester: ‘Migration Stories’
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

We ran a very well received event on in 2019 “Migration Stories: Manchester Muslims and Jews tell their family migration stories.”
This was so popular that we have organised a sequel, when three Jews and three Muslims will relate how either they or their parents came to Britain.

Event Chair: MJF Co-Chair Cllr Heather Fletcher
• Cllr Ahmed Ali – Muslim, from Bangladesh
• Alexander Samely – Jewish, from Germany
• Safiya Florence Ascoli-Ball – Muslim, from France
• Barbara Feddy – Jewish, from Republic of Ireland
• Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan – Muslim, from Pakistan
• Michael Rubinstein – Jewish, whose parents came from Germany
Vote of thanks: MJF Co-Founder Afzal Khan CBE MP

The event is free, but you must register in advance using the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-ugrT4vE9JZ2elOIGBK72JWKmNpYmNJ

May
24
Mon
UJIA Merchavim Thought Leadership Seminar
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
UJIA in Collaboration with StandWithUs: Jerusalem Tour
May 24 @ 2:00 pm
May
25
Tue
The JRC Community Star Event
May 25 all-day
Jun
1
Tue
Northern Holocaust Education Group Present ‘Forgotten Heroes of the Kindertransport’
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

A talk by Mike Levy.

We all know about the 669 Kinder from Czechoslovakia rescued by Nicholas Winton
and Trevor Chadwick. In addition to the 669 Czechoslovakian children some 9,000
Kinder from Germany and Austria were also rescued. Who were the UK and Dutch
people behind this rescue? This interesting and well-presented talk reminds us of
those UK and Dutch Heroes who quickly rose to the challenge and rescued so many
Kinder – Heroes who should not be forgotten.
Mike Levy will talk to us about the “Forgotten Heroes of the Kindertransport”.
Mike Levy is a playwright and Lead Researcher at the UK Holocaust Memorial
Foundation, educator with the Holocaust Education Trust and researcher at Keystage
Arts and Heritage [www.keystage.org].

The talk will take place over Zoom. Pre-booking is essential.

Zoom invitations will be emailed out on 1 June 2021.

Jun
6
Sun
Week for Chai
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – Jun 13 @ 10:00 am
Magen David Adom – 91st Birthday Celebrations
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm