Jewish London: A Three-Part Virtual Adventure



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Live from England with prize-winning tour guide Rachel Kolsky, enjoy three afternoons touring historic London sites rich with Jewish history. This program, in honor of TBS member Judy Chudnofsky, is being presented by the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program and is co-sponsored by the TBS Adult Learning Committee.


Wednesday May 12, 2021 - THE MEMORY LINGERS ON: THE JEWISH EAST END

The Jewish community may no longer live in Spitalfields and Whitechapel but the streets and buildings still evoke memories of the synagogues, schools, shops and markets.


Wednesday May 19, 2021 - DISRAELI'S LONDON

In this session, we explore how Disraeli, twice Prime Minister, entered Parliament when Jews were prohibited from becoming an MP and highlights the places and people associated with him from his birthplace to the house where he died, his friends and colleagues and how his marriage turned from one of convenience to enduring love.


Wednesday May 26, 2021 - AT HOME WITH THE ROTHSCHILDS

Piccadilly became 'Rothschild Row' when the Rothschilds made their money in the City but spent it on opulent homes in London's West End. The Rothschilds also built magnificent mansions in Aylesbury, nicknamed ‘Rothschildshire’. ‘Visit’ the homes and meet the families of Lionel, Natty, Leo, Ferdy and Alfred and hear how they lived, loved and partied.

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