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Belsize Lehrhaus

November 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:15 pm

Pictures from the event: lunch and film viewing:

Lunch at Lehrhaus





Lehrhaus film showingA day of learning together, in celebration of 75 years of Belsize Square. Programme to include:

  • Professor Glenda Abramson: Great Works in Holocaust Representation: Todesfuge (Death Fugue by Paul Celan) and Maus (graphic novel by Art Spiegelman).
  • Rabbi Stuart Altshuler: Kashrut: Biblical and Ethical Basis for the Dietary Laws, and The Question of Theodicy (Why do bad things happen to good people?)
  • Dr Ben Barkow (Director of the Wiener Library): Kristallnacht and the Holocaust.
  • Dr Annette Boeckler: One prayer book, four continents.
  • Hilary Curtis: Jubilee: Anniversaries and Jewish Values.
  • Cantor Paul Heller: The God Particle, and the Siddur’s Geography.
  • Michael Horowitz:  Blutheschuldigung
  • Rabbi Markus Lange: Bibiologue – encountering biblical text in a new, creative, midrashic way.
  • Andrew Levy: Are Haftarahs too hot to handle?
  • Dr Bea Lewkowicz: Our Heart Belongs to Belsize Square: Belonging, Community and Religion among German Jewish refugees.
  • Larry Miller: The Pew poll on shift in Jewish identity & approach to Israel.
  • Neil Nerva: Dissecting UK responses to the summer 2014 hostilities between Hamas/Israel, and the wider Israel/Palestine conflict.
  • Alasdair Nisbet: Trading in the Bible; Global trade in the time of the prophets.
  • Antge Nisimblat Heller: What do you see? (Children’s programme)
  • Professor Tessa Rajak: Making sense of the Masada Suicide
  • Rabbi Danny Rich (Chief Executive of the Liberal Movement): Israel Mattuck: The Inspirational Voice of Liberal Judaism.
  • Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK): Encounter with the past on a walk from Frankfurt to London.
  • Closing panel discussion: What is the future of Judaism and of the Jewish people? Rabbis Danny Rich, Jonathan Wittenberg and Stuart Altshuler, and Israel’s Deputy Ambassador, Eitan Naeh, chaired by Rob Nothman.
  • Plus: an exciting programme of children’s events for different age groups, including crafts, art, Hebrew, history and scrolls.


Click here to book. Adult tickets £10 in advance, £15 on the day. Children free. Members or non-members. Includes lunch, coffee and cake.


November 9, 2014 9:30 am
November 9, 2014 5:15 pm
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Belsize Square Synagogue