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JEWISH LONDON: A Three-Part Virtual Adventure

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining Rachel Kolsky is a popular prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focusing on the ‘human stories behind the buildings’ Rachel’s talks are known to be fun and informative filled with anecdotes past and present. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of all aspects of London’s rich and varied social history come flooding back. Before embarking on her career as Guide and Lecturer Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked as an information professional in the financial services industry for over 25 years being recognized at industry level with the Information Professional of the Year award in 2006. Her professional organization, SLA, awarded her the Membership Achievement Award in 2008. When not working or guiding she supports her local independent cinema, The Phoenix, East Finchley, where she was a Trustee for over 20 years. Rachel has published five books, Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017), Women’s London (2018) and Whitechapel Doors (2019) and she is thrilled to have been a guest lecturer on cruises since 2009.

The Jewish community may no longer live in Spitalfields and Whitechapel but the streets and buildings still evoke memories of the synagogues, schools, shops and markets. Sit back and enjoy this wonderful trip down memory lane –  including Brick Lane, Petticoat Lane, bagels and Blooms.

Wednesday May 19, 2021 – DISRAELI’S LONDON
Twice Prime Minister of Great Britain, Benjamin Disraeli was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite politicians. In this session, we explore how Disraeli, who was born Jewish, entered Parliament when Jews were prohibited from becoming an MP and highlights the places and people associated with him from his birthplace to the house where he died, his friends and colleagues and how his marriage turned from one of convenience to enduring love.

Wednesday May 26, 2021 – AT HOME WITH THE ROTHSCHILDS
Piccadilly became ‘Rothschild Row’ when the Rothschilds made their money in the City but spent it on opulent homes in London’s West End. The Rothschilds also built magnificent mansions in Aylesbury, nicknamed ‘Rothschildshire’. ‘Visit’ the homes and meet the families of Lionel, Natty, Leo, Ferdy and Alfred and hear how they lived, loved and partied.

There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org.

CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, CA, Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA) & Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA)


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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