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October 2021

Willesden Jewish Cemetery

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6EJ United Kingdom
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Willesden Cemetery, which opened in 1873, is one of London’s most prestigious Jewish cemeteries.  It is run by the United Synagogue who were fortunate to be awarded a £1.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to open Willesden Jewish Cemetery as a place of heritage for the public.  The United Synagogue website describes the Cemetery as "a place of great tranquillity, the cemetery charts the development of London’s Jewish community over nearly 150 years, with graves and memorials rich in social history…

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December 2021

The Ghetto: Travelling through history

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6EJ United Kingdom
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“Ghetto” is an extraordinarily complex word which is both a noun and an adjective. It has layers of contrasting meanings accrued over five hundred years and a bewildering array of settings across the globe. It refers to medieval and early modern Jewish history; black experience in the great northern cities of America in the twentieth century; nineteenth-century imaginary ghettos; and our contemporary sense of cities and countries segregated by race and class.  What makes “the ghetto” unique is that it…

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