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Big Screen, Little Screen,

Jews in British Cinema and Television

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Jewish History Month 2019


The theme of this year's Jewish History Month is Big Screen Little Screen, Jews in British Cinema and Television. We have organised an ambitious programme, consisting of a wide range of events; taster sessions, screenings, a walk, tours, discussions, illustrated talks and lectures – in a range of venues; iconic cinemas, community buildings, synagogues, film studios, museums - and in locations across the country; London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Southampton, Bristol, Sussex, Essex and Hertfordshire. We are delighted that so many top-class historians and well-known personalities have agreed to participate.

If you would like to support this festival - and Jewish history - do become a member and take advantage of special offers throughout the year. Visit us at

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Gabriel Herman

Chairman, JHSE

Jewish Historical Society of England


The Jewish Historical Society of England (JHSE), the oldest historical and learned society of its kind in Europe, was founded in 1893 by the foremost Anglo-Jewish scholars and communal leaders of the day. The Society is based in London but has branches in Essex, Leeds, Liverpool, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, Manchester, Sussex and Jerusalem. More recently the JHSE has been fostering new history communities in a number of locations. The Society aims to be inclusive and to make the results of historical research and scholarship interesting to diverse audiences. During 2018 the JHSE embarked on a series of outreach and development activities to enable the Society to achieve these aims.

To join the JHSE see JHSE members will be eligible for discounts at Jewish History Month events – see booking information.

Thank yous


To put together and deliver this exciting programme we have been assisted by many people and are working in partnership with a range of organisations. We would like to extend our special thanks Pam Fox and Isabelle Seddon and to the following individuals, whose assistance has been invaluable:


Professor Nathan Abrams from Bangor University, for all his advice on the programme and for sharing his contacts.


Sue Alexander Haskell and Simon Rothstein for their advice on publicity and marketing.

Monica Bohm-Duchen for sharing her contacts and her ongoing support and advice.


Dr Julia Wagner who has helped in many ways.

Sharon Sales at KVT for help in researching detailed information relating to the events. 


Nir Cohen and Jake Herman from the UKJFF, for their advice on organising a multi-event programme.


Ali Beckett, for all her help and patience in designing the publicity materials, including the setting up of the website.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the following bodies which have each made an enormous contribution.

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The Association of Jewish Refugees; Phoenix Cinema; Milim, Leeds Literary Festival; Bangor University; MetFilm, University of the West of England; Freud Museum, London; RAH! Research in Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met; Watershed; Insiders Outsiders; Sussex Jewish Film Club; DAVAR, The Jewish Cultural Institute in Bristol and the South West; London School of Jewish Studies.