London publishes new guide to Jewish culture
Mayor Ken Livingstone says guide meant to entertain and educate Londonders on Jewish community's rich and diverse history.
By JONNY PAUL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
October 17, 2007 22:13
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LONDON - The mayor of London, in partnership with Jewish Culture UK, has announced the publication of the autumn-winter edition of Jewish London, a guide to Jewish culture events in the city.
The new publication features a wide variety of events and activities at London's museums, galleries and theaters that will interest Jews and non-Jews alike.
"The wide range of cultural events on offer during the winter months will both entertain and educate Londoners on the Jewish community's rich and diverse history," said London Mayor Ken Livingstone. "I would like to thank Jewish Culture UK once again for their assistance in producing this fifth Jewish London guide, highlighting just how much the Jewish community and its history contribute to making London such a wonderful city."
Organizations featured in the guide include the London Jewish Cultural Center; the Jewish Museum; the Jewish Historical Society of England; the UK Jewish Film Festival; Spiro Ark, a charity organization that organizes Jewish cultural events and courses in Jewish history, culture and languages; Springboard Education Trust; the Jewish Music Institute; the Jewish Community Center for London; the Jewish Council for Racial Equality; the London Jewish Forum; European Day of Jewish Heritage and Culture; Jewish Renaissance magazine and Yad Vashem UK Foundation.
The guide is packed with interesting events, including Hanukka celebrations at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a commemoration of Jewish ex-servicemen and -women at the Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, and Jewish film screenings at cinemas across London as part of the upcoming UK Jewish Film Festival. Music fans will be treated to a range of top class acts at Spiro Ark, including a band performing Iraqi-Jewish songs in Hebrew and Arabic. There is also a broad array of activities for children and families.
The Jewish cultural guide is one of the many activities and events that the mayor of London organizes to promote the contribution of Jewish Londoners to the capital, the Mayor's Office said.