Muswell Hill Synagogue
Shabbat Chayei Sarah 13/14 November 3.59pm 5.03pm
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Top of the Hill

All meetings are on Wednesdays – Times:   2.30pm to 4.00pm     Zoom links, meeting ID and passwords will be sent out shortly before each meeting

For more information contact:  Janet Goodman () or Keith Mount (

ToTH Dates October – December 2020

2 December 

An Introduction to Researching your Family History

Presented by Hazel Atlass from  J Gen 

16 December –  7th Day Chanukah

Review meeting for ToTH and Life is a Strudel

Presented by Celia Abery

ToTH Dates January – March 2021

6 January


Speakers: Judi Rose and Jackie Rose

Judi Rose and Dr Jackie Rose are co-authors of “To Life! Healthy Jewish Food”. Judi is the daughter of the late and legendary Evelyn Rose and collaborated with her mother on numerous articles, recipes and cookbooks. Jackie worked as a GP in Manchester for 27 years; since 2014, she has developed a keen interest in healthy eating and preventative medicine.

20 January


Speaker: Toni Marcus

Toni Marcus, a member of our Shul, will talk about her voluntary work as an education specialist with Mavar, a charity which offers support to charedim who wish to cross (or criss-cross) the boundary between the secular and ultra-orthodox worlds.

3 February

“JEWS IN THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES, 1745 to the present day”

Speaker: Staff Sergeant Dan Fox

Dan Fox joined the Army Reserve (then called the Territorial Army) in September 2006. He was mobilised into the Regular Army for a year in July 2009, including a six-month operational tour of Afghanistan.

17 February


Speaker: Tony Zendle

“Jews and Jazz” chronicles the special relationship between Jews and this unique form of music, how Jews fought against discrimination, and touches on how when jazz crossed the Atlantic, Jews had a role to play.

3 March

“THE WOLF OF BAGHDAD memoir of a lost homeland”

Speaker: Carol Isaacs

A short video preview of “The Wolf of Baghdad” by musician/cartoonist Carol Isaacs will be shown. Based on her graphic memoir of the same name, animated panels of her Iraqi-Jewish family’s memories of their lost homeland are accompanied by a soundtrack of secular & sacred Judeo-Arabic music. Carol will also present a slideshow about the making of both the book and audio-visual work, discussing themes of identity and belonging, and the little-known story of Iraqi Jews.

17 March


Speaker: Nick Lander

Nick is a consultant to and writer on the restaurant industry. He is the author of “The art of the Restaurateur” which was an Economist book of the year. He was one of Britain’s foremost restaurateurs in the 1980s when he owned L’Escargot restaurant in Soho, London. Since 1989 he has been the restaurant correspondent of the Financial Times.



7 October – Sir Lawrence Freedman – What to watch out for in 5781

14 October – Brian Nathan – Danny Kaye, his life and music

28 October – Alan Fell – British Jews in the First World War- a fascinating decade

4 November – Stephen Brown – Life after Lockdown in Stamford Hill.. Will Hashem Provide?

18 November – Melvyn Leach – My cousin who hid from the Nazis in Belgium