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October 2021
£5.80

Sarah’s Key

27th October 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel of the same name, Sarah’s Key is an account of research by a journalist into a shameful incident in French history which intertwines with a story of a young Jewish girl from that time period.   ‘In Paris in 1942 the French police round up 10-year-old Sarah (Mélusine Mayance) and her family. To save her little brother, Sarah locks him in a closet and closely guards the key on her awful journey, which…

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November 2021

The Secret Jews of Majorca Island

11th November 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6EJ United Kingdom
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During the Inquisition, the Crypto-Jews or Chuetas publicly professed Catholicism while privately adhering to Judaism. Synagogues were secretly built in private homes. Signs of this “secret” community can still be found today. We will visit the inside of the permanent exhibit in the Jewish Quarter Interpretation Center inaugurated in 2015 as we trace the footsteps of the Jewish Conversos who walked the narrow alleyways of the casco antiguo - or old town. We will learn about the famous failed boat…

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A Call to Spy

24th November 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:10 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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A Call to Spy is an historical drama inspired by the true stories of women recruited into England’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II.  Desperate for new recruits, the SOE, created in 1940 after the fall of France and before the US joined the war, decided to train women as spies as it was believed that women could move more freely than men in occupied territories.  Vera Atkins, a Romanian Jewish immigrant in London, was the spymistress in…

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December 2021

The Ghetto: Travelling through history

9th December 2021 @ 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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January 2022
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Everything is Illuminated

January 26 @ 8:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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USA 2005, 104 mins, English, Russian, Ukrainian Director Liev Schreiber, featuring Elijah Wood, Eugene Hütz This American biographical comedy was adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel of the same name.  Jonathan Safran Foer, a young American Jew, goes on a quest to find the woman, Augustine, who saved his grandfather, Safran Foer, during the Holocaust in a small Ukrainian town called Trachimbrod that was wiped off the map when the Nazis liquidated Eastern European shtetls.  His guides are a cranky, seemingly antisemitic grandfather, his wound-up dog named Sammy Davis, Jr., Jr., and…

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February 2022
Free for members

Ernest Bloch: more than a Jewish composer

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6EJ United Kingdom
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Yoav Ben-Shlomo • Bristol Ernest Bloch, though not a religious Jew, is probably the most famous Jewish composer of the twentieth century. Born in Geneva in 1880, he studied in Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris before creating his “Jewish cycle” and ended his life in the USA. However, he also composed other important musical works including chamber music and symphonic works that were more impressionistic, influenced by Debussy and other 20th century composers. Whilst, much of his music has strong Jewish…

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Yentl

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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  Yentl is an American romantic musical drama film directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring American entertainer Barbra Streisand. It is based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story ‘Yentl the Yeshiva Boy’. The film incorporates humour and music to tell the story of an Ashkenazi Jewish girl in Poland who decides to dress and live like a boy so that she can receive an education in Talmudic Law after her father dies. The film's musical score and songs were composed by Michel Legrand.  The film received the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion…

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March 2022
Free for members

A Land of Milk and Mufletta: what Israeli food says about Israeli culture

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6EJ United Kingdom
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Joel Harber • Jerusalem Israeli chefs have recently conquered the culinary world, but what about all those foods they left behind at home? What do these dishes say about Israel itself? From falafel to petitim, meurav Yerushalmi to mufleta, Joel will reveal the culture behind the distinctive foods that make Israel so deliciously... Israeli. Joel Haber researches, writes about and lectures on the topic of Jewish food history, with a focus on understanding Jewish culture and history via its foods. His…

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Radio Days

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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Director Woody Allen, featuring Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels Radio Days is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen, who also narrates. The film looks back on an American family's life during the Golden Age of Radio using both music and memories to tell the story. It stars an ensemble cast. The film's soundtrack, which features songs from the 1930s and 40s, plays an integral part in the plot. It was released on cassette and compact disc in 1987 and includes tracks by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman…

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April 2022
Free for members

The state of Yiddish in the 21st Century

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Redland Quaker Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6EJ United Kingdom
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  Izzy Posen • London Following the extermination of Europe’s Yiddish speaking Jewry in the holocaust and the assimilation of the remaining Yiddish speaking American Jews, many have considered Yiddish a dying language. But in fact, an estimated half a million native speakers of Yiddish currently live in Israel, North America, Europe and Australia and this is a young demographic with a high birth-rate and high language-retention rates. These are the Chassidic Jews, both romanticised and othered in equal measure…

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