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Talks and Lectures

In addition to our Learning Circle for members, friends and guests of the LJS, we frequently run regular talks, lectures and short courses. Art, poetry and music feature in our programme, as well as Jewish History, and short courses led by published authors.

All of our talks and lectures are free to Members and Friends of the LJS. For non-members, there is a sessional fee. To see the TLC brochure for full details, please click HERE.

Festivals offer opportunities to delve more deeply into their significance and practice, for example, for Purim we have an exciting study and Megillah reading event, and at Shavuot, we have a full programme of Tikkun Leyl Shavuot (all night study).

We offer High Holy Day seminars, looking at the liturgy and traditions, in readiness for this special time of year in the Jewish Calendar. For more details on our programmes, please contact education@ljs.org
 

 

Tuesday Texts

Tuesday Texts is another place for discussion on a range of different topics. The LJS provides one of the best adult education and discussion programmes in a synagogue community, and all are welcome to participate in the classes which are run by our rabbis and senior teachers.

Tuesdays Texts are online every week at the moment, with some hybrid sessions at the LJS with an invitation to stay for lunch once a month, when Restaurant Tuesday is on.. You can find out more about the programme from education@ljs.org.

 

Nosh 'n' Drosh

These monthly lunchtime gatherings, after the Shabbat morning service, have proved a popular way for the congregation to come together to listen to first-class speakers on a variety of subjects. Lunch is provided, and the session is free of charge to LJS members and friends.

Lunch is served at 1.15pm and the lecture will run from 1.15-2.15pm, whilst participants sit at tables and chairs to eat.

Nosh 'n' Drosh lectures for 2023:

Date: Shabbat 14 January 2023

The Documentation of Jewish London: from outside (broadcast TV) to inside (auto-ethnographic film) with Searle Kochberg

More lecture details to follow

Searle Kochberg is a maker and writer on cinema and other performing arts, and has a PhD in documentary practice. In the past he edited the textbook Introduction to Documentary Production (2002), and contributed to Introduction to Film Studies (2012) and Promotion in the Age of Convergence (2013). Recently Searle has co-written a chapter based on his anthropological film practice in the book Locating Queer Histories (2022), dealing with the forging of other Jewish identities in London suburban spaces.

       

Navigating the Talmud with Rabbi Anthony Lazarus Magrill

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Anthony Lazarus Magrill to the LJS to lead six sessions on the Talmud.

The Talmud is perhaps the Jewish people’s primary cultural storehouse. For two millennia, its study has been one of Judaism's key religious and intellectual experiences; but numerous barriers have restricted access to its treasures. Over six sessions, open to learners whatever their prior experience, we will grapple with some of the Talmud’s iconic passages, working principally with texts in English translation. Expect wild stories, legal controversy, and insight into Judaism’s rich cultural diversity.

Please click HERE to see the full details of the course, including session content.

To register for the course, or individual sessions, click HERE

Tue, 7 February 2023 16 Sh'vat 5783