DISCOVERING AND DOCUMENTING ENGLAND'S LOST JEWS
We are currently in the process of unearthing the stories and histories of Sephardi Jews in England. While we get ready to share them with you, please join us at Bevis Marks Synagogue for a series of free workshops.
Sunday 20th January 2019
HIDING, SECRECY AND REVEALING - The Crypto Jews. This workshop looks at the history of the Crypto Jews: these were Jews who hid their identity and lived as Christians.
Sunday 27th January 2019
NOVO CEMETERY – This workshop looks at the history of the Novo Cemetery in Queen Mary University, Mile End and will use drama to engage with, and explore, some of the stories and lives of the people buried there.
Sunday 3rd February 2019
A REIMAGINED TIME LINE - Adding in Sephardi Hidden Histories. This workshop looks at the English history taught in many schools and the significant dates and events included in historical timelines. We will explore the histories that are hidden in the traditional narrative.
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Novo Cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the UK (1733). It is situated in the grounds of Queen Mary University in Mile End, London.
Filmmakers: Mark Norfolk & Yaron Lapid
Assistant: Oscar Kraft