Jewish Londoners Conference

Title: Jewish Londoners Conference
Location: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB

Cost:           £30 / £20 (including lunch)
Booking:        Call on 020 7332 3851 or email
Description: PROGRAMME

10 am Arrival, Registration and Welcome

10.30 am Memory and The Jewish East End

Rachel Lichtenstein. Artist, archivist and writer, Rachel is the author of Rodinsky’s Whitechapel and co-author, with Iain Sinclair of Rodinsky’s Room. Her most recent publication is On Brick Lane, the first of a trilogy of books on London streets. This talk explores approaches to discovering and recording history through recollection.

11.15 am Responses to Mosley and the British Union of Fascists

David Rosenberg. David is a teacher and local historian who has done research on how different sectors of the Jewish community understood and responded to the threat posed by Mosley’s British Union of Fascists in the East End; how they helped defeat Mosley and what it revealed about the fault lines within the Jewish community of the 1930s.

12.15pm London Synagogues

Dr Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK and AHRC Research Fellow and Part-time Lecturer in the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. She has written several books and numerous articles on Anglo-Jewish history and heritage, including Jewish Heritage in England: An Architectural Guide , published by English Heritage in 2006.

1pm Lunch (includes behind the scenes tour and a look at some original documents and a chance to view a reminiscence film )

2.30pm The Jewish Community and Freemasonry

Susan Snell is Archivist and Records Manager at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry. This talk explores the Jewish community in Freemasonry, with particular reference to the Jewish community in Jamaica and its interchange with Hoxton and other areas in London.

3.15 pm Benjamin Disraeli

Helen Langley. Helen is Head of Modern Political Papers in the Bodleian Library and the editor of Benjamin Disraeli: Scenes From an Extraordinary Life. This presentation will explore aspects of his life with consideration given to his being compelled to convert from the Jewish faith to Christianity at age 13, his London associations and his youthful visits to the Middle East.

4pm Tea and close
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-02-15
End Time: 16:30

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