Beyond The Bubble

ELELS is exploring an enhanced range of community events throughout 2020 under the title Judaism: Beyond The Bubble

As the title of the series, 'Beyond the Bubble' suggests, these social and culture events aim to give our members along with their family or friends the chance to come together to attend events of Jewish interest outside of the Synagogue space, including visits to local or central London theatres, museums and art galleries. The events will also include the opportunity to spend time with old friends from the community and also to get to know others better.

Image for 'Where is Viktor' at Redbridge Drame Centre

In January we offered members the chance to see 'Where is Viktor' at the Redbridge Drama Centre. An acclaimed short play written by Lenna Rosenberg, former head teacher of Clore Tikva School, depicting the journey of a Jewish Child Survivor who endures the Warsaw Ghetto; followed by coffee and a chance for members to catch up.

24/7 Somerset House

In February we invited members to attend the '24/7: A wake up call for our non-stop world' exhibition at Somerset House - described as a fascinating and thought-provoking interactive exhibition for those busy juggling too many things while blurring their public and private lives.

Wednesday March 18th - Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham Theatre- 7.30 pm

Poster for Leopaldstadt play

Rabbi Richard and Nick Young invite you to join us for Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber, and set in Vienna's Jewish Quarter in the early part of the last century. It is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good.  Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance and is said to be "Stoppard’s most humane and heart-breaking play."

Tickets, which are at the group rate and are partially sponsored, cost £39.50 each. Reserve your place by contacting administrator@elels.org.uk and paying for your ticket preferably by bank transfer. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. Places are limited, will be allocated on first come, first served basis, and must be paid for by 29/1/20.

Please note that as demand for this event may be high, we will prioritise tickets for members of ELELS and their families. We are very happy to take the names of guests who may like to attend and allocate any remaining seats or try to secure extra seating as appropriate.

Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word

Image from British Library for their Hebrew Manuscripts exhibition
A series of calendrical and astronomical tables, 15th century

Is a a new exhibition opening at the British Library on 20th March and open until Sunday 2nd August. Offers an opportunity to journey beyond the Bible to discover the history, culture and traditions of Jewish people from all corners of the world through the ages. Full details can be at: https://www.bl.uk/events/hebrew-manuscripts