November 27th: DOUBLE BILL – Michael Harris (3pm) and Ellen Galford (6pm)

A buffet will be provided between the two talks.

At 3:00pm, Michael Harris, The Role of Women in Judaism: A Modern Orthodox Perspective

Rabbi Dr Michael Harris was born in London in 1964. He holds rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and other prominent Israeli rabbis, and a PhD from SOAS. He has been Rabbi of the Hampstead Synagogue since 1995, and is currently a Research Fellow at The London School of Jewish Studies and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

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Buffet dinner (£6 non-members, free for members – donations very welcome)

6pm: Ellen Galford, Yiddish lost and found: eavesdropping on the ancestors

Ellen will explore the fragmentary but tenacious Yiddish that survived three generations of one family’s journey from the Russian Pale to the fleshpots of the Bronx and the wilds of New Jersey. Yiddish Lost and Found: Eavesdropping on the Ancestors by Ellen Galford can be bought on amazon.co.uk and in the I-tunes store.

Ellen Galford is the author of four novels, and a number of short stories and essays published in several British and American anthologies. She was born in New Jersey but emigrated to Scotland in 1971.

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