Q&A: Susannah Kraft-Levene – Project Manager

In the run up to One Lost Stone, launching Sunday 5th July online, we will be posting Q&As with the team behind Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews sharing their highlights, discoveries, personal journeys and more. Here we interviewed Susannah Kraft-Levene, Project Manager of Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews.

What is your role in The Lost Jews?
I’m the Project Manager and I have been involved from the beginning with Julia Pascal in the planning and management of the project.

What excites you about this project?
This project has been an amazing journey for everyone involved, which means not only within the company but also workshop participants and everyone involved at so many different stages.

Tracing the history of the Jews returning to England and how English history and Jewish stories are intertwined has been like unwrapping precious gifts.

What has surprised you in this project?
The existence of the Novo Cemetery is very special indeed and the stories behind all those buried there. It’s a living history.

What has been your highlight so far?
The first workshops at the beautiful Bevis Marks Synagogue were special, involving so many different groups and individuals. It was the beginning of the journey for everyone.

What are you looking forward to the most in One Lost Stone?
The culmination in so many ways of a two and a half year project, bringing together all the strands of the project and bringing this special history to life.

See more about Project Manager Susannah Kraft-Levene and the Lost Jews team here.

Find out more about One Lost Stone here, launching on Sunday 5th July online.