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.

Tuesday 28th January- ‘Where is Viktor’ at the Redbridge Drama Centre, 7-8 pm

Image for 'Where is Viktor' at Redbridge Drame Centre

As part of the remembrance and reflection ceremonies taking place during Holocaust Memorial Week, Redbridge Drama Centre are proud to present the 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.

The play will be followed by coffee and a catch up.

We have reserved group seating, so please contact us by 21st Jan to reserve your place. Tickets cost £5 per person which should be paid at the door. Contact to reserve your place or for more information. Alternatively, visit the Drama Centre website to find out more about the play.


Sunday 16th February- ’24/7: A wake up call for our non-stop world’ exhibition at Somerset House

24/7 Somerset House

Join our group for this fascinating and thought-provoking interactive exhibition which Nick Young wrote about in the January edition of our magazine Hagesher. Many of us feel we’re working more intensively, juggling too many things, blurring our public and private lives, pushing the limits of our natural rhythms of sleep and waking (even with Shabbat to help provide some balance). 24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones and contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that provoke and entertain. See the exhibition website for more details.

We’ll meet at 1.30 pm to attend the exhibition, before sharing our thoughts over a cup of tea- for those who would like. Tickets cost £14 for adults, £11 concessions and kids under 12 go free. Contact for more information and to reserve your place.

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 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.