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PROGRAMME FOR   November 2017 - June 2018

Wednesday 22nd November  2017  - Film - 'Norman' - Richard Gere as Norman Oppenheimer, a New York 'fixer' always looking for a deal

Wednesday 29th November  2017  - Les Spitz - Further Travel with my Camera - Bringing back memories of interesting places visited and photographed  

Wednesday 6th December  2017  - LUNCH - Pre-Holiday Festive  Occasion  - Another of our popular nosh and natter events  (We start at 1:00pm)

Wednesday 13th December  2017  - Rabbi Kath Vardi - The Journey of Women in the Rabbinate - Following in the steps of former NWSS Rabbi Jackie Tabick, the first woman to be ordained as a Rabbi in 1975

Wednesday 20th December  2017  - CHANUKAH PARTY  - We are entertained by classical singer Geoffrey Strum whose repertoire ranges from opera to musicals

Wednesday 27th December  2017  - CLOSED - Enjoy the Holiday

Wednesday 3rd January  2018  - Bill Cunningham - Scams - One  word that embraces  a vast range of  attempted  frauds  such as identity theft, false internet purchase, spoof emails or bank transfers

Wednesday 10th January  2018  - Steve Dobson- Life Less Ordinary - The story of GoUnusual, an organisation presenting a myriad of unusual travel ideas

Wednesday 17th January  2018  - Sheila Willis - Beside the Seaside - We go back in time to the pleasures of a  holiday at the British seaside.

Wednesday 24th January  2018  - Tea at Squires - Shepperton -  Holocaust Memorial programme at the Synagogue so we meet at Squires Garden Centre, Haliford Road, Upper  Haliford, Shepperton, TW17 8SG, at 3.00pm.

Wednesday 31st January  2018  - Rabbi Kath Vardi  - History of the Kibbutz Movement - ‘From each according to his ability to each according to his needs’ – the Israeli communal settlements founded early in the last century and flourishing today.

Wednesday 7th February  2018  - Colin Parrish  - Peter the Great - Ruler of Russia, from the age of 10, for 43 years – father of 14 children only three of whom survived to adulthood.

Wednesday 14th February  2018  - Ian Bevan  - Victorian Leisure and Pleasure - The years  between 1937 and 1901 saw  the greatest  upsurge in leisure pursuits, but very much subject to class consciousness.

Wednesday 21st February  2018  - Alan Gallop  - 'Subsmash' - The mysterious disappearance of submarine HMS Affray in April 1951.

Wednesday 28th February  2018  - Lorimer Burn - Incredible Flying Boats - From the first seaplanes at the end of the 19th century to the giant Spruce Goose of the 40’s and today’s developments.

Wednesday 7th March  2018  - FILM - ‘A Courageous Heart’ - The story of Irena Sendler who saved around 2500 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto.

Wednesday 14th March  2018  - Julie Beavan - Living and Working in the Middle East - Julie has first hand experience as a teacher in a number of countries.

Wednesday 21st March  2018  - Annual Meeting and Birthday Lunch - This will be our 31st Birthdday !! (Meeting commences at 12:30pm)

Wednesday 28th March  2018  - CLOSED for PESACH


Wednesday 11th April  2018  - Film - 'Partners in this Great Enterprise' (Part 1) - Film of the live events held at the Royal Albert Hall last November, Commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The event was organised by Christian leaders and attended by 3,500 people including the Israeli Ambassador.

Wednesday 18th April  2018  - Film - 'Partners in this Great Enterprise' (Part2) Second half of an evening of entertainment, and the recounting of events that led up to the Balfour Declaration. Israeli Ambassador speaks.

Wednesday 25th April  2018  - David Walters - The Partnership of Rodgers and Hammerstein - Their lives, and how they came to write their musicals - plus excerpts from many of their songs.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018  - Rabbi Henry Goldstein - Gardens Do You Good - How experiencing gardens can have a positive effect upon human character.

Wednesday 9th May 2018  - Jonathan Jones - The Writer Laurie Lee - Poet, novelist and screen writer, most famous for his autobiographical trilogy, the first book of which was Cider with Rosie.

Wednesday 16th May 2018  - David Chave - Notorious British Female Murderers - Over the last two centuries there have been numerous women murderers - apart from the notorious Myra Hindley.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018  - Lorimer Burn - Incredible Flying Boats - From the first seaplanes at the end of the 19th century to the giant Spruce Goose of the 40s and today's developments. (Meeting postponed from 28th February).

Wednesday 30th May 2018  - Tony Zendle - Bad Mazel, Jews and Superstition - The remnants of the past are still with us - who needs Halloween when we have the Evil Eye!

Wednesday 6th June 2018  - Lynette Nusbacher - Travelling through Israel with the Armed Forces - Lynette is a military historian and strategist. She is a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Wednesday 13th June 2018  - Geoff Beer - A History of Lord Cardigan - The man who led the charge of the Light Brigade into 'The Valley of Death'.

Wednesday 20th June 2018  - Outing - Chaim Stephenson Memorial Gallery, Shepperton - Sculptor and husband of Lynne Reid Banks. The visit will be followed by tea at Squires Garden Centre.

Wednesday 27th June 2018  - Lunch Meeting -  Good food to be followed by film or discussion. (We meet for lunch at 1.00pm)


All Meetings commence at 2:00 pm unless otherwise stated.                               

Would members please keep the Committee informed of any simchas, illnesses, bereavements or other events.

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