ARK

Join us for Menorah’s varied ARK (Adults Requiring Knowledge) presentations and discussions on Sunday mornings from 11:00–12:15.
Bagels and coffee are available beforehand.  Non members are welcome.
A voluntary contribution of £1 per session is requested, payable on the day

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar
24
ARK
From Mogadishu to Manchester: my journey to freedom - with a guest speaker, who will be talking about the Somali civil war and its effects on Somali society, her experience of growing up first in an orthodox, conservative Islamic family, then finding Reform Judaism and her new adventures, combining story, tradition and a lifelong passion for food. Our speaker was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1981. Following the civil war, she traveled extensively to Djibouti, Yemen, Canada and eventually to the UK in her late teens. She studied biological science at the University of Manchester and then found her way to private banking, qualifying as an Investment Advisor. In 2018 she applied for series 15 of Masterchef and took part in the amateur’s competition. Amal has since launched a company - Amal’s Pantry, inspired by her Somali heritage, her travels and her lifelong passion for cooking. Tea, coffee and bagels available from 10.30am
Mar
31
ARK Discussion: The IHRA Definition of Antisemitism
- with Ken Singer and Bobby Garson Tea, coffee and bagels available from 10.30am The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism is an extremely powerful and useful document, but not without some controversial sections. At this ARK meeting Ken Singer and Bobby Garson will lead an open discussion on the document. The text is on the Menorah website (click here), and in printed form in Shul.
Apr
7
ARK
Lorna Green will talk to us about her life and work as a sculptor and environmental artist. Tea, coffee and bagels available from 10.30am.
May
12
ARK – From Rags to Riches
A presentation by Lynne Stein on the art of recycling. Tea, coffee and bagels will be available from 10.30am.
May
19
ARK – Book Launch
Paul Cohen launches his new book,‘Tales of Freedom’: The story of one woman’s fierce courage to survive, find her children and restore her life.
Jun
2
ARK – with Helen Conway
Some legal and ethical questions: discussion led by Helen Conway. Tea/coffee and bagels available from 10.30am.
Jun
16
ARK – with Norma Raynes
Norma Raynes will speak to us about her work with Intergen. Tea/coffee and bagels available from 10.30am.
Jun
23
ARK – with Sherry Ashworth
Sherry Ashworth will speak on returning to study as a Senior Citizen. Tea/coffee available from 10.30am.
Jul
7
ARK – Mark Gertler
Frank Vigon will present the story of Mark Gertler, one of the most successful Jewish/English artists of the early 20th Century. Tea/coffee and bagels available from 10.30am.
Jul
14
ARK – We Were There Too…
Rodney Ross on the story of British Jews in the First World War: We Were There Too. Tea/coffee and bagels available from 10.30am.

 

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