Sunday 29 March
Clive Bettington will discuss the effects of the Second World war on the area: Mosley,
Communism and the politics of the area, air raid shelters, entertainment, literature etc
Sunday 26 April
Isaac Rosenberg: An Evening of Words and Music dedicated to the great war poet and artist. With Michael Rosen, Lee Montague, Elaine Feinstein, Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Poems, music, letters etc.
St John's Wood Liberal Synagogue, 28 St John's Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA. 7.00pm.
Tickets £20 (Concessions, JEECS members: £18) from https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15598689099. Includes light refreshments
A fund-raising event for the planned Isaac Rosenberg statue.
Sunday 29 March
Memorial Service to mark 70th Anniversary of the Hughes Mansions Disaster and remember the victims.
A total of 134 people died, 120 of them Jewish, when the penultimate V-2 flying bomb attack on Britain hit Hughes Mansions on March 27 1945.
Wednesday April 1
Clive Bettington will lead this walk on the 97th anniversary of the death of the East End poet/painter Isaac Rosenberg. Meet at Aldgate tube 11.00am. £10 (JEECS members £8).
Tuesday May 26
Dora was the last love of the writer Franz Kafka. There will be a service at the East Ham Jewish cemetery where she is buried and a talk at Toynbee Hall given by her biographer Prof Kathi Diamant. Members of the Kafka family will be present.
11.00am.East Ham Jewish Cemetery, Marlow Road, London, E6 3QG.
2.00pm Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS.
Tickets £12 (JEECS members £10). Booking essential.
Saturday April 25.
Sunday March 8.
Songs from the golden age of the London Yiddish music hall – humorous, feisty, moving and irreverent songs. Sandys Row Synagogue, 4a Sandys Row, London E1 7HW. 7.30pm.
Tickets £10 (concessions £7) from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cockney-yiddish-music-hall-tickets-15597799438
Tuesday March 10.
With virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos and acclaimed pianist Marco Fatichenti. Introduced by broadcaster and musicologist Rodney Greenberg. Followed by canapé reception. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG. 7.00pm.
Tickets: £35 (JEECS members and Jewish Renaissance subscribers £25) from http://www.jewishrenaissance.org.uk/ticket-booking-form
This event is a fundraiser for the superb magazine Jewish Renaissance which JEECS is proud to support. A special ticket price is being offered for JEECS members – just £25