Sun 8 Mar | 12.30pm
Last month Anita Lasker-Wallfisch‘s extraordinary survival story was cited in Prince Charles’ World Holocaust Forum speech & featured in the acclaimed BBC film Belsen: Our Story. She joins writer Gabriel Josipovici, crossbench peer Ruth Deech & Yad Vashem historian Robert Rozett for a discussion on the purpose of Holocaust memorialisation in all its complexities.
Sat 29 Feb | 8.30pm
A new take on the classic story of The Merchant of Venice. This world premiere of a new play by David Peimar & Robert Gordon, giving voice to Shakespeare’s famous outsider, is followed by a Q&A featuring the writers, RSC veteran Janet Suzman and chaired by celebrated lawyer & academic Anthony Julius.
Sun 1 Mar | 11am
Ahead of his British Museum exhibition of over 2,000 volumes in almost all languages of the world, the acclaimed artist & award-winning author of The Hare With Amber Eyes discusses his celebration of the diasporic nature of languages.
Sun 1 Mar | 12.30pm
Booker prize-winning author Howard Jacobson talks about Live a Little, his latest tale of the love between nonagenarian Beryl Dusinbery and the sprightly Shimi Carmelli.
Sun 1 Mar | 3.30pm
As a child in Venezuela Ariana Neumann was fascinated by the enigma of her father Hans. After she discovered an old ID of his with a different name, a story of personal discovery began leading her to discover his escape from Nazi-occupied Prague and his astonishing choice to spy undercover in Berlin for the allies. We’re delighted to welcome Ariana and her intrepid story of her research and her father’s sacrifice.
Sun 1 Mar | 6.30pm
After WW2 Jewish ex-servicemen and women returned to London to find fascists marching, singing, ‘Well done Hitler, we’ll finish off the Jews.’ This is the story of the 43 Group, the men and women who fought back. Group members Harry Kaufman and Jules Konopinski join author Daniel Sonabend and chair, Bidisha.
Tue 3 Mar | 7pm
Film writer Ori Elon discusses his runaway Netflix success, Shtisel, a compelling portrait of the lives and loves of a Haredi family living in Jerusalem, with leading media industry figure Michael Grade.
Tue 3 Mar | 8.30pm
Discover the secrets of the birth of Mossad, the world’s most renowned intelligence agency, with award-winning author and journalist Matti Freedman.
Wed 4 Mar | 7pm
Simon Schama joins New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, rabbi Julia Neuberger and Times columnist Hugo Rifkind to discuss the resurgence of antisemitism and how best to fight back.
Thu 5 Mar | 8.30pm
In 1988 Carnegie Hall hosted an Irving Berlin centenary concert with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles & many more. That star-studded show is the inspiration for this unique celebration of the songwriter, written & performed by Simon Wallfisch & Caroline Kennedy, featuring such classics as Anything You Can Do & Always.
How We Remember Gabriel Josipovici, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Sue MacGregor, Ruth Deech
Shylock Speaks Janet Suzman, David Peimer, Robert Gordon, Kyle Darroch, Anthony Julius
Double Bill: ‘Steven Berkoff: A World Elsewhere’ & ‘Shylock Speaks’
The Library of Exile Edmund de Waal
Live a Little Howard Jacobson, Jenni Frazer
When Time Stopped Ariana Neumann
We Fight Fascists Daniel Sonabend, Jules Konopinski, Harry Kaufman, Bidisha
Streaming Israel: Michael Grade Interviews Ori Elon Ori Elon, Michael Grade
Spies of No Country Matti Friedman, Jenni Frazer
How to Fight Antisemitism Bari Weiss, Julia Neuberger, Hugo Rifkind, Simon Schama
There’s No Business Like Show Business Caroline Kennedy, Simon Wallfisch, Iain Farrington