A varied and interesting programme is planned for JACS for the autumn. This ranges from the association of  Jews with the sea, through the history of East London’s Bethnal Green to the tragic story of  Zionist Joseph Trumpeldor.

The next few months events are as follows:

A delicious party tea in December and a delicious lunch in January – two special events coming up in the JACS programme for the next three months. The tea is on December 28, when we have our annual Chanukah party and the lunch is on January 18, to be followed by a topical discussion. Why not join us for one of these events? Contact Gay Moss to let her know you will be coming. Our programme for the next three months is:

  • 15 March Alan Gallop on ‘The Martians are Coming’
  • 22 March Annual Meeting and Birthday Lunch
  • 29 March Brian Nathan on ‘Irving Berlin & Tom Lehrer’
  • 8 March  Film about the Hawk Conservancy Trust situated in Hampshire, ‘The Eagles have Landed’
  • 15 March ‘The Martians are Coming’ – the notorious Orson Welles broadcast of  1938, recounted by Alan Gallop.
  • 22 March Our 30th annual meeting and birthday lunch. We meet at 12.30pm
  • 29 March Brian Nathan on songwriter Irving Berlin and songwriter/comedian Tom Lehrer.
  • 5 April Stephen Ison of South London Community Support Service and Andrew Leigh, Operations Director of Nightingale Hammerson, on ‘Transport, Time Off and Time Out’.
  • 12 April  Closed for Pesach
  • 19 April Film on Esther Rantzen, from the BBC series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.
  • 26 April Ros Goldfarb on the ‘Hospital with a Heart’ – the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre of Jerusalem.
  • 3 May Rosemary Horton on an ‘Impulse Visit to New Zealand’.
  • 10 May  The story of Viennese operetta, ‘Schmaltz and Champagne’, with Derek Scott.
  • 17 May Tony Zendle on ‘Jews and the Sea’.
  • 24 May ‘The Day it Rained Crabs and Frogs’, with weather expert Ian Currie.
  • 31 May  David Chave on ‘The History of DNA Profiling’.

If you would like to come to JACS but have a transport problem then we may be able to assist you. Do contact Gay Moss regarding free car lifts from certain areas.

JACS meet each Wednesday, except on Yom Tovim or when we have an outing. Meetings are followed by tea, cakes (and a chat!). Why not come along for an event that interests you? Each meeting £3.