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Stuck for something to do during Passover and the school holidays? Join our Family Fun Day and make a day of it with our activities and workshops. 

Fancy a picnic? A lunch area is available from 12-2pm for packed lunches (our cafe is closed from 3-9 April for Passover)  

All Day Activities

Explorer Backpacks
Explore our Weddings Unveiled exhibition using family friendly activity backpacks. 

Passover Trail
Try our Passover trail to learn more about the festival and discover Passover related treasures in the collection. 

Tours and Workshops

Touch Tour, 11.45am
Explore objects in the collection in this 'touch tour' suitable for all the family. No need to book. Meet in the shop. 

Children's Calligraphy Workshop, 2-4pm 
Have a go at calligraphy in this hands on workshop with an exper. Open to all regardless of experience. For those who are really daring there will be an opportunity to try writing with a quill and ink like a real Sofer (scribe).
£5 per child. Adults free with museum entry. Ages 8-12. Booking essential. Materials included. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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<![CDATA[FULLY BOOKED - Witness the Witness: Eva Schloss]]> 12/04/2015 – Hear Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss talk about her experiences]]> 12/04/2015 : Hear Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss talk about her experiences



Eva Schloss will speak about her story of survival and loss and focusing on the beautiful poems her brother left hidden under the floorboards before they were betrayed and arrested.

Eva and her mother were the only survivors of their family and Eva’s mother married Otto Frank making her Anne Frank’s posthumous step sister. This will be an opportunity to find out how broken families rebuilt their lives under extraordinary circumstances.

Eva has written many books about her and her family’s story which will be available in our bookshop. There will be a chance to ask questions and for reflections.

This talk is suitable for families but because of the sensitive topic we recommend children to be aged 10 and over. This is event is free with museum admission but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book a place to witness Eva’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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<![CDATA[FULLY BOOKED - Walking Tour - Discover Clapton]]> 12/04/2015 – New tour with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 12/04/2015 : New tour with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Explore the delights of Clapton with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky.

Find out about Harold Pinter, Lord Levy and Helen Shapiro's childhoods; Lea Bridge Road synagogue and the close-knit Clapton Jewish community; the stylish young Marc Feld/Bolan; and the fast growing ultra orthodox community

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 10 April 2015.

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<![CDATA[Reflections on the Kindertransport]]> 19/04/2015 – With Michele Gold, LA Museum of the Holocaust and Kindertransport refugee Bea Green]]> 19/04/2015 : With Michele Gold, LA Museum of the Holocaust and Kindertransport refugee Bea Green



Michele Gold, of the LA Museum of the Holocaust and Kindertransport Refugee Bea Green reflect on the story of the Kindertransport

Michele Gold, of the LA Museum of the Holocaust and author of Memories that Won’t Go Away: A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport’ reflects on the process of researching and writing on the Kindertransport as a daughter of one of the Kinder, Rita Berwald.

The book tenderly documents, through detailed accounts and photographs, the stories of the rescued children, which are presented as a compilation of stories and personal accounts interwoven with visual graphics by Holocaust Survivor and artist Gabriella Karin. Signed copies of the book will be available to buy after the event. 

Bea Green arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport as a young girl in June 1939. Leaving her native Germany she remembers the brutal attack of her father in 1933 and his public humiliation in the streets of Munich. Forging a new life for herself in Britain, Bea is one of a number of Kindertranspot Refugees who regularly speaks at the Jewish Museum and other venues about her personal experiences to school groups. This is a rare opportunity for those not of school age to hear first-hand testimony. 

This event is part of a series of events to coincide with Yom HaShoah, the Jewish day of Holocaust remembrance.

Please note that the musuem cafe will be closed for the duration of this event, for the festival of Passover.

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<![CDATA[Dance!]]> 19/04/2015 – Learn the moves and experience the atmosphere of a Jewish wedding with this dance workshop.]]> 19/04/2015 : Learn the moves and experience the atmosphere of a Jewish wedding with this dance workshop.



Approx. 1.5 hours (with a break for tea or coffee)

Join us for an original and exciting dance session combining traditional Jewish celebration simcha dance steps with brand new routines.

This fantastic and dynamic session with Dancing with Louise will help you learn the moves and experience the atmosphere of a Jewish wedding.

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<![CDATA[What is a Gay Jewish Wedding?]]> 30/04/2015 – A panel discussion]]> 30/04/2015 : A panel discussion



Jewish weddings are steeped with traditions. Join our panel as they discuss which of these traditions may not necessarily appeal when organising a wedding as a same-gender couple, and investigate solutions to any apparent halachic obstacles as well as the tension between radical changes and more conservative approaches. 

The panel, chaired by Alma Reisel, co-chair of Keshet UK, includes:

  • Rabbi Baroness Neuberger DBE, Senior Rabbi, West London Synagogue
  • Rabbi Jeremy Gordon, New London Synagogue
  • Eli Kaufman and Paul Ginsberg, the first same-gender couple to be married in a synagogue in the UK

There will also be time for questions and comments from the floor.

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<![CDATA[FULLY BOOKED - Walking Tour - Weddings Unveiled]]> 10/05/2015 – Walk the East End with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 10/05/2015 : Walk the East End with Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky



Celebrate East End Jewish weddings with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky, on this trip down memory lane.

Rediscover the sites and stories of the parties, the gowns and the food including photographer Boris Bennett's studio, Frumkin's House for Weddings and Grods the wedding roll baker.

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 8 May 2015.

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<![CDATA[Jewish Museum Book Club]]> 12/05/2015 – Eve Harris (The Marrying of Chani Kaufman), Francesca Segal (The Innocents) & Sathnam Sanghera]]> 12/05/2015 : Eve Harris (The Marrying of Chani Kaufman), Francesca Segal (The Innocents) & Sathnam Sanghera



Eve Harris, author of The Marrying of Chani Kaufman (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013) and Francesca Segal, whose novel The Innocents won the COSTA First Novel Award 2012, talk about Jewish weddings, relationships and their novels.

The discussion will be chaired by journalist and writer Sathnam Sanghera (author of Marriage Material: A Novel).

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<![CDATA[Children's Calligraphy Workshop]]> 27/05/2015 – ]]> 27/05/2015 :



Have a go at calligraphy in this hands on workshop with an expert, using objects in the gallery for inspiration.

Open to all regardless of experience. For those who are really daring there will be an opportunity to try writing with a quill and ink like a real Sofer (scribe).

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<![CDATA[Walking Tour - Footwear, Films, Diets and Dancing at Willesden Cemetery]]> 14/06/2015 – New tour with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 14/06/2015 : New tour with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Join Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky at Willesden Cemetery to discover more of its fascinating residents including Jack Cohen and Charles Clore who dominated Britain's High Streets with their shoe shops and supermarkets.

Band leader Geraldo, film director and gourmand Michael Winner, dietician John Yudkin also feature alongside Mrs Shilling with her amazing headwear.

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 12 June 2015.

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<![CDATA[Walking Tour - Jewish Hampstead with exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue]]> 28/07/2015 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 28/07/2015 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



This gentle midweek stroll among the leafy streets of Swiss Cottage uncovers many and varied 20th century Jewish connections.

From the German/Austrian emigres of the 1930s including Freud and his family to the Hampstead members of Bnai Brith's First Lodge and the Primrose Club this tour also includes an exclusive visit to Belsize Square Synagogue to hear its very special history.

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<![CDATA[Walking Tour - Jewish Hackney]]> 23/08/2015 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 23/08/2015 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Jewish life in Hackney was very vibrant.

Your journey from Hackney Central to Dalston uncovers the stories of synagogues, boxing rings, Rothschild dwellings, socialist movements and the singers and writers who called Hackney home.

You end at Ridley Road where bagels were sold amid the heckling of the Fascists.

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 21 August 2015.

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<![CDATA[Walking Tour - Music, Mistresses and Masorti: St Johns Wood]]> 20/09/2015 – New tour for the Jewish Museum with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 20/09/2015 : New tour for the Jewish Museum with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



Take a leisurely walk discovering the history and personalities who have shaped this historic residential London quarter.

This area that was once the "wrong side of the park" became home to eminent Victorian artists and sculptors where high walls could hide their secret liaisons, top class cricket, an iconic recording studio and the 'birthplaces' of both Masorti Judaism and Winnie the Pooh.

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 18 September 2015.

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<![CDATA[Walking Tour - Old Jewish East End with visit to Sandys Row Synagogue]]> 18/10/2015 – Classic favourite with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 18/10/2015 : Classic favourite with Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



This classic tour in and around Brick Lane and Spitalfields evokes the long-gone Jewish community of the late 19th and early 20th century. 

With synagogues, schools and soup kitchens the memories come flooding back and the tour ends with a special treat, an exclusive visit to Sandys Row Synagogue, a community founded in 1854 and housed in a converted Huguenot chapel built in 1766. (There is an optional charge for entering the synagogue)

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 16 October 2015.

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<![CDATA[Walking Tour - Jewish Mayfair: Disraeli, Diamond, Rothschilds and Marks]]> 01/11/2015 – With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky]]> 01/11/2015 : With Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky



This walking tour uncovers the many and varied Jewish personalities who lived and worked in and around Mayfair's Berkeley and Grosvenor Squares including Disraeli, diamond magnate Barney Barnato, the first female editor of The Times, Rachel Beer, the Rothschilds, Simon Marks of M&S and philanthropists Samuel Lewis and Otto Schiff.

Booking closes at 12 noon on Friday 30 October 2015.

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