Monday, 29 October:Ballad for Syria

Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB, at 6.45pm

For more information go the webpage

31 October, 1 November:

World premiere of "From Cairo to the Cloud"

The world premiere of From Cairo to the Cloud will be screened at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, as part of the Cambridge Film Festival.

31 October at 19:30, and 1 November at 12:45.

The film gives a detailed history of how the Cairo Genizah was discovered and how its contents have been used by scholars for over a century to reconstruct Jewish history in the medieval eastern Mediterranean.

Shabbat, 3rd November: Student-Residents lunch

Please join us for a special student-resident Shabbat lunch at the Thompson's Lane Hebrew Centre at 12:00 noon.

Together with a guest lecture by Lindsay Simmond (LSJS), "Chaye Sarah: The Unbearable Lightness of Being", this will be a unique opportunity to get to know the lovely students and wonderful residents of Cambridge.

Cost : £5 per person or £10 per family. 

If you would like to join us, please transfer payment to Lisa J Taragin Zeller 77-40-42 / 69348968, and include the name and number of participants. 

Contact with any dietary requirements or queries. 

Sunday, 4th November: The 2018 Cambridge Limmud

Cambridge Limmud is back

We have once again planned an exciting programme. Sessions include:
  • The brilliant Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan: her book All the Rivers, exploring love between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, was at a centre of a major controversy when it was removed from the recommended list of Israeli Ministry of Education
  • Haaretz's diplomatic editor Noa Landau, previously the Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of Israel's foremost quality daily, with a unique perspective on Israel in the world and the peace process
  • The ever-controversial Reverend Giles Fraser, the vicar of St Mary's, Newington, and Guardian columnist, whose articles are always thought provoking, on his love affair with Judaism
  • Had the ever-trendy University of California, Berkeley, had to design a Talmudist in its own image, the outcome would have been Daniel Boyarin, who combines great learning with a uniquely Berkeley touch
  • Nicholas de Lange, the master of all Hebrew-to-English translators, who rendered Amos Oz's, S. Yizhar's, and A.B. Yehoshua's books into beautiful English, and who is also a Rabbi and renown Judaic scholar
  • Novelists Amanda Craig and Keren David in conversation. Besides being an acclaimed novelist, each leads a double life: Amanda as a literary critic and former children's books editor of The Times, Keren as the features editor of the Jewish Chronicle
  • And in another conversation, two legal eagles, Joshua Rozenberg QC and Dan Squires QC, on law, human rights and terrorism
  • ... and many more
Cambridge Limmud 2018 is at Hills Road Sixth Form College.

Full details of the programme and online booking aavailable on the Limmud website,

Cambridge Jewish Societies' communal calendar