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Art, Cinema & Theater Three More Jewish London Adventures

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 24, 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.

This fascinating tour profiles National Portrait Gallery portraits and artists through which you discover members of the Jewish community who became representative British subjects in the fields of politics, finance, industry and culture. Their stories following the earliest Jewish portrait of David Ricardo leads to chemical pioneers, the Mond family and then Epstein, Gertler, Disraeli, Freud and Rothschild  are also the story of the development of the Jewish community in the UK.

Tuesday August 17, 2021 – LIGHTS, CHUTZPAH, ACTION
Discover the contribution made to the British film industry by Jewish producers, directors, designers, distributors and actors. From the early pioneers to 1930s emigres and beyond, their stories take you from Gaumont to Gainsborough studios, Ealing studios to Essoldo cinemas, producers Korda to Klinger and actors Skikne to Steiner. So sit back and enjoy these magic cinematic memories.

Tuesday August 24, 2021 – JEWISH THEATRELAND
Take your seats and enjoy a fun and frothy virtual trip to London’s West End for theatrical and cinematic memories. Rachel explores connections with Jewish actors, impresarios, writers, producers and the early cinema industry. The cast includes Lionel Bart, Lord Delfont, Oscar Deutsch, Harold Pinter, Vivian van Damm, a Fiddler and a Funny Girl. Credits are also due to Lyons for the refreshments, Moss Bros for the costumes and Freed for the dance shoes.

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), Brotherhood Synagogue (Gramercy Park, NYC), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, CA, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (San Fernando Valley, 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) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)


Tuesday, August 24, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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