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Seudah Shlishit

Upcoming Sessions

1. Saturday, 26 October, 2019 27 Tishrei 5780

3:45 PM - 5:00 PMHampstead Heath Extension

2. Saturday, 16 November, 2019 18 Cheshvan 5780

3:45 PM - 5:30 PMat the home of Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg & Nicky Solomon

3. Saturday, 7 December, 2019 9 Kislev 5780

3:45 PM - 5:30 PMat the home of Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg & Nicky Solomon

4. Saturday, 21 December, 2019 23 Kislev 5780

3:45 PM - 5:30 PMat the home of Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg & Nicky Solomon

Seudah Shlishit literally means 'third meal' and is traditionally eaten towards the end of Shabbat, with some learning. Our seudot are usually hosted by members in their home, and include minchah, ma'ariv and havdalah. Everyone is welcome.

Blessing for the Animals
Shabbat 26 October at 3.45pm - please note earlier time

Blessing for the animals, our pets and furry friends, and Shabbat walk on Hampstead Heath Extension - bring a snack for yourself and a biscuit for your dog! Meet at the entrance by the roundabout at the corner of Wildwood Road and Kingsley Way.

Introducing Philip Roth...
Shabbat 16 November at 3.45pm at Rabbi Wittenberg’s home

Bryan Cheyette will introduce us to two Philip Roths. The first is the author of Portnoy’s Complaint, the outsider. The second is the author of the American Trilogy who is the insider and eminence grise. Which Roth do you prefer?

Who were the real outsiders? with David Herman
Shabbat 7 December at 3.45pm at Rabbi Wittenberg’s home

Jewish refugee artists, writers and thinkers had a huge impact on post-war Britain. Some fitted in quickly and became insiders: Nobel Prize winning scientists like Ernst Chain and Max Born, filmmakers like Alexander Korda and Emeric Pressburger, writers like Arthur Koestler and thinkers like Isaiah Belrin and Karl Popper. But others remained outsiders, many for the rest of their lives: Expressionist artists, Yiddish poets, Marxists, maverick historians like Norbert Elias, those who couldn’t learn English like the theatre critic Alfred Kerr. Why did some fit in, while others couldn't? Who were the real outsiders?  

Judith Kerr with David Herman
Shabbat 18 January at 3.45pm at Rabbi Wittenberg’s home

The recent death of the famous children's writer, Judith Kerr, an old family friend, received an enormous amount of attention. Many of her best-known books have been loved by generations of young children. Tributes pointed out that she was a German Jewish refugee. What tended to be missing, though, was a careful reading of her famous autobiographical trilogy about coming to England as a refugee and what this tells us about the experience of refugees from Nazism, in particular the darker side of the refugee experience.  

David Herman is the son of two refugees from central Europe and has written widely on the experience and impact of Jewish refugees. 

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