Following the service on Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions run for approx. an hour starting at 11.15 am.
17 May – Prof. Merle Williams continues her discussion on ‘From Jewish Odessa to the Red Cossack Army’: The Autobiographical Fiction of Isaac Babel (Part 2 will focus on the Red Cossack Army)
24th May – Anny Wynchank will talk about the world’s first NGO in the early 19th century which educated oppressed young Jews living in various countries around the Mediterranean Basin.
31st May – Dr. Irwin Manoim will continue with part II of his talk about how a small group of journalists and activists (almost all of them Jewish) founded a newspaper, the Weekly Mail during apartheid’s darkest period.