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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[Curator talk: For Richer For Poorer: Weddings Unveiled]]> 18/05/2015 – Hear from exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby]]> 18/05/2015 : Hear from exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby



Don’t miss this chance to hear exhibition curator Elizabeth Selby offer her unique insight into the objects in the exhibition, and the stories behind them

Booking is advisable as places are limited.

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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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