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Synagogue: Cockfosters & N. Southgate
Date: Monday, 11th February 2019
Time: 8pm
Cockfosters & N Southgate United Synagogue
Old Farm Avenue
N14 5QR ( Map link )

Session 1 - 8.00 pm

David Rich

Antisemitism and British Politics…Again

These are the guiding principles of the CST

·         To work at all times for the physical protection and defence of British Jews.

·         To promote good relations between British Jews and the rest of British society by working towards the elimination of racism, and antisemitism in particular.

·         To represent British Jews on issues of racism, antisemitism, extremism, policing and security.

 ·         To facilitate Jewish life by protecting Jews from the dangers of antisemitism, and antisemitic terrorism in particular.

 ·         To help those who are victims of antisemitic hatred, harassment or bias.

 ·         To promote research into racism, antisemitism and extremism; and to use this research for the benefit of both the Jewish community and society in general.

 ·         To speak responsibly at all times, without exaggeration or political favour, on antisemitism and associated issues.

Can CST succeed in these aims in the current political climate? Come and hear what Dave Rich has to say on the work of CST today.

Dr Dave Rich is Head of Policy for the Community Security Trust and an Associate Research Fellow at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. He writes regularly about antisemitism and extremism for newspapers and journals in the UK and overseas and is the author of The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Antisemitism.


Session 2 -   9.15 pm

The Last Witness: Preserving the Jewish Cemeteries of Eastern Europe

Philip Carmel

The ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative was founded in 2015 to protect Jewish cemeteries across Europe according to the strictest Halachic and engineering criteria. Phil Carmel is ESJF Chief Executive Officer and he will reflect on the progress made since then, and on the importance of the cemetery surveys now launched in Ukraine and Belarus.

Thousands of Jewish burial grounds lie neglected and open to the elements across the vast territories of Eastern and Central Europe. Each one is a physical reminder of the presence of a living and vibrant Jewish community in that place, often over a period of hundreds of years. And it is also a living witness to answer the question why and how that community is no longer there.

Philip has travelled repeatedly to Eastern Europe and knows the area well. He has some fascinating stories to tell of the places he has been to, the people he has met and the communities that used to be.






Description Price Quantity
Advance Ticket - 11 February 2019 - 7.30pm start to include light supper and refreshments special offer
Available to purchase until Thursday 7 February 2019
Standard Ticket - 7.30p.m start to include light supper and refreshments
Available to book until the day

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