Jewish London History Day
London Metropolitan Archives, 40,Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB
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10am Welcome to LMA. A brief overview of the collections relating to Jewish history held at LMA, including the new acquisition of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue collections.
10.30am Amy Proctor (LMA) Jewish Genealogy. This session will introduce some of the major sources, both Jewish and non- Jewish, which would be helpful in tracing a Jewish ancestor.
11.45am Rachel Lichtenstein ‘On Brick Lane’ Author, artist, writer, curator and oral historian Rachel Lichtenstein spent ten years gathering stories from the communities in and around Brick Lane. Her interviews with people who had lived and still live on one of London’s most famous streets take us back to the 1880s through to the present day. Rachel came to LMA in 2005 when still researching. Her new presentation reveals her most recent discoveries and shares fascinating stories from her book.
2pm Julia Pascal The Jewish Mothers and Daughters Project Julia Pascal is an author, playwright and theatre director and founder of the Pascal Theatre Company which promotes new writing. The Jewish Mothers and Daughters project was undertaken in by the Pascal Theatre Company in partnership with The London Jewish Cultural Centre. The archive DVD presents fifty interviews with Jewish women of diverse backgrounds as a historical resource. Julia will discuss the creation of this work, introduce recorded material and lead a discussion.
3.30pm Final questions and close.