Dates for July-December
- 24th July Martin Stone: Food Banks, Soup Kitchens and Economics
- 7th August Henry Fabian: ‘New Intelligence’
- 21st August Au Revoir Les Enfants Introduced by Toni Marcus
A film about events at a French orphanage during the Second World War, by Louis Malle, based on his life story.
- 4th September Steven Feldman, ‘Mapping Israel from Prehistory to Today’
- YOM TOV
- 16th October, Chol Hamoed Succoth General and Social Meeting of ToTH
- Refreshments in the Succah, weather permitting
Dates for after Yomim Noraim
- 30th October Sir Erich Reich ‘The Boy in the Statue’ Erich is a Kindertransport child. After a career in the travel industry, he set up Classic Tours, a charity fund-raising company that specialises in activity-based travel. He is a Trustee of the Association of Jewish Refugees and Head of the Kindertransport Group.
- 6th November Bletchley Park A day’s visit by coach to the home of the code-breakers (https://bletchleypark.org.uk/visit-us), leaving Muswell Hill at 9:30 and returning by about 6:00 p.m. People who have been there say it is fascinating and more than enough of interest for a whole day. The cost will be £40 per person which covers entry and coach transport. There is café but no kosher catering there so bring your own food if you prefer. Please call or email Janet Goodman (07746 373118 or ) if you are interested in coming. Payment may be made by cheque (to Muswell Hill Synagogue), credit/debit card or by bank transfer – call Jo in the Shul Office with card details or for account details (020 8883 5925).
- 13th November John Brodkin It Ain’t ‘alf ‘ot, Mum Discussion on Climate Change
- 27th November Vivi Lachs Whitechapel Noise: Politics, Sex and religion on the streets of London’s East End 1884-1914
- 11th December Arthur Harverd Compensation Schemes for Victims of Nazi Persecution
All meetings start at 2:30 p.m. in the shul hall. Refreshments will be provided and there is an admission charge of £5 each. The meetings will finish at 5:00 p.m.
If you know someone who would like to attend ToTH meetings and cannot get to and from the shul under their own steam, or for who the cost would be difficult, please contact BEVERLEY GIESSING 07956 779 890
- Mildred Levison: The East End of London – Childhood Memories, Housing and Immigration
- GUIDED Visit to the Czech Memorial Scrolls Museum, Meet at 1415hrs. Kent House, Rutland Gardens, Knightsbridge.The Story of the rescue of 1,564 Czech Scrolls by Westminster Synagogue, which arrived at Kent House in February 1964, has passed into history as a small but remarkable episode in the tragedy of European Jewry. The permanent exhibition which was established in 1988, tells the unique story of the arrival from Prague in 1964 of 1,564 Torah Scrolls and of their restoration and distribution to communities throughout the world. The exhibits include some of these Scrolls, a display of remarkable Torah Binders, some of which date from the 18th century, and other moving reminders of the vanished communities of Bohemia and MoraviaDavid Lawson will be our guide for the visit and he will also tell us, briefly, about the Ostrava Scroll held by Kingston Synagogue and how it came from Ostrava to Kingston.There is a charge of £5 each, which goes to the Scrolls Museum. Please sign up with Janet Goodman (email: or tel: 07746 373118) to join the trip.
- Dame Helen Hyde ‘Why I do what I do’
Formerly Headteacher of Watford Grammar School for Girls. Helen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Imperial War Museum. She is a Trustee of the Holocaust Education Trust, an advisor to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and Patron of the Rwandan Sisterhood working with survivors of the genocide and deprived women in Kigali, and the Sparrow Schools in Johannesburg.
- Stephen Horne ‘Are You Being Served – Harrods’s Style’
Stephen was Chief Executive of Friends of the Weizmann, under Lord Sieff and then spent many years working in Harrods. Now is your chance to learn what goes on behind the lights and the shiny façade.
- DAY TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE, Cairo Geniza Exhibition
- Stephen Frosh Freud’s journey to England: Rescue and Resistance