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Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance
April 30, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

EmancipationEmancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

Michal Goldfarb speaks at Finchley Reform Synagogue on the subject of his book, the first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe’s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries — a transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world today.

For almost 500 years, the Jews of Europe were kept apart, confined to ghettos or tiny villages in the countryside. Then, in one extraordinary moment in the French Revolution, the Jews of France were emancipated. Soon the ghetto gates were opened all over Europe. The era of Emancipation had begun. What happened next would change the course of history.

Emancipation tells the story of how this isolated minority emerged from the ghetto and against terrible odds very quickly established themselves as shapers of history, as writers, revolutionaries, social thinkers, and artists.

Michael Goldfarb was US National Public Radio’s voice in London for almost twenty years, as NPR’s London correspondent, bureau chief and senior correspondent. He has been the recipient of the DuPont-Columbia Award, the Overseas Press Club Award and British radio’s highest honour, the Sony Award.

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Fostering Fortnight event at the Sternberg Centre
May 18, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Help turn a child's life around

The Jewish community is stepping up for Fostering Fortnight. Join us at a special event.

Fostering FortnightUK foster care is in crisis. On any one day there are over 62,000 children living with foster families across the UK. These children have experienced neglect and or abuse, which means they can no longer live with their birth families. They need stability, love, kindness, patience and support - qualities that are central to Jewish culture and the Jewish home.

People are needed from the Jewish community to help address a critical national shortage. The UK needs another 9000 foster carers to look after children of all ages from all backgrounds.

You could make a life-changing difference to children's lives. So many foster children say their foster families have shaped the people they've become. There are different forms of fostering: short term or long term, respite over holidays and weekends or emergency fostering.

If you have space in your heart and your home, you can foster.

The Movement for Reform Judaism is working with North London Fostering Consortium (covering the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington) to offer a free information session at the Sternberg Centre from 11am-1pm on 18 May. 

Come and hear a little more about fostering with no pressure or obligation for commitment.



Chagigah 2014 - including AGM
June 27, 2014 - June 29, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Chagigah is a weekend celebrating Reform Judaism, the Movement for Reform Judaism's Biennial Conference. It means "celebration" and reflects the spirit of a joyful, fun, uplifting, spiritual, family-friendly gathering which we will be creating during our weekend.

As well as wonderful, music-filled services, we will be hosting inspiring speakers and educators, offering learning opportunities for all ages and levels. There will also be plenty of innovative and practical ideas and resources for you to take back to your community. Programme details will be online soon and will continue to be updated.

Find out more and book online now!

Chagigah 2014: a weekend celebrating Reform Judaism

Council Meeting
December 07, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

The Movement for Reform Judaism Council meeting

The Movement for Reform Judaism AGM
June 28, 2015
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

The Movement for Reform Judaism Annual General Meeting

Council Meeting
December 06, 2015
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

The Movement for Reform Judaism Council meeting

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