March/April 2021 update
I would like to wish you all a happy Spring, happy March, and onwards! into a time of buds and longer days and, hopefully, increased freedoms and good health.
Update for March/April
- Webinars on Irish Jewish history and culture
- Temple Beth Am event -performance and presentation
- St. Patrick's Day - Jewish style
- JSCN (Jewish Small Communities Network) History Festival
- Temple Tifferet Shalom event - performance and presentation
- Next get-together of the old Cork Jewish community and their descendants
- Jewish Renaissance magazine - Jewish Ireland edition
Webinars on Irish Jewish history and culture: Hosted by the Woolf Institute, on Zoom. I attended one last Tuesday, it was fascinating, and there are 2 more, on Tuesday 9th and 16th March. Bookings: https://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events
Temple Beth Am event: On Wednesdy 10th March I'm presenting some songs and my research at an event on Zoom. In California. As you do. As one does.
'Immigration, Music, and Myths of Jewish Ireland
Join us as we hear from Dr. Natalie Wynn, Postdoctoral researcher affiliated to the Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Culture at Trinity College Dublin. Focusing mostly on Dublin, Natalie will cover Jewish arrival and settlement in Ireland, arrival myths, the development of the community, and Irish Jewish identity. Following Natalie, we’ll hear from Ruti Lachs, a talented performer, music educationist, composer, and historian in Cork, Ireland. She’ll discuss the Jewish history of Cork, show clips from her award-winning Cork Jewish Culture Virtual Walk, share stories, and play traditional Irish and Klezmer music.' For Zoom link contact: email@example.com
St. Patrick's Day: I'm planning my own little St Patrick's Day celebration this year, my second year of actually BEING IRISH (and locked down). If you have any stories about celebrating St Patrick's Day Jewish style, or if you have any other stories of Jewish events that have happened on 17th March through the years, I'd love to hear them. Please email me here!
JSCN (Jewish Small Communities Network) History Festival: This promises to be very interesting, loads of great speakers and subjects. 15th to 25th March. More info here: https://jscn.org.uk/heritage/history-festival/
Temple Tifferet Shalom event: On Sunday 21st March at 4pm I will be presenting at a Zoom event with songs and Cork Jewish stories. In Boston! If you would like to attend, from wherever you are, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get-Together of the old Cork Jewish community and their descendants - on Zoom: Sunday 21st March at 7pm. We did the first one of these in January, and it was very warm and lovely, and very informative for me and sparked lots of memories for the participants. If you would like to attend on 21st March at 7pm please let me know. I'm sorry but this particular event is only open to Cork residents or one-time residents or their descendants, as it's part of my research into the Cork Jewish community. We will hopefully have a similar event open to all in the summer for Heritage Day later in the year.
Jewish Renaissance magazine - Irish Jewish edition: April 2021: this edition will include articles about the families who built Northern Ireland's linen and shipbuilding industries, the kibbutz-style farm that became a haven for kindertransport refugees and the radical painters and writers who explored Irishness and Jewishness in their work. We also join musician and writer Ruti Lachs in Cork as she guides us round the historic Jewish history of the city and meet the activists who are creating a rich contemporary Jewish Irish culture today. Subscribe to JR here: http://jewishrenaissance.org.uk/
All the best, enjoy the spring!