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Lily’s Legacy Faith & Jewish Community Heritage Learning Day

October 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lily’s Legacy Project invites you to a Jewish Community Heritage Learning Day on Wednesday 27 October 2021, hosted by Jewish Museum London.

Join us for a mini-Conference exploring themes around ‘religion & belief’, Judaism; interfaith; Museum/Libraries/Archives; Oral History; community history; education/schools; London/UK; Women & Inclusion; Holocaust Studies.

The Conference will be streamed live. A Zoom access link will be sent out before the event after succesful Eventbrite sign-up.

We are happy to be able to offer a limited amount of in-person places in the Museum’s Education Room (see image above). Please apply by sending an email to lilyslegacyproject@liberaljudaism.org. Covid restrictions may apply at short notice.

Sign up via Eventbrite here



11:00 Welcome

11:05 -11:30 Jewish Museum London Education Team:

“Objects up close: Join Jewish Museum staff to explore items in the collection relating to Lily Montagu and Liberal Judaism. A selection of images, publications and ephemera will be brought out from the stores for the event”

11:30-12:00 Lily’s Legacy Project Team:

Shaan Knan, LLP Project Manager: What is the Lily’s Legacy Project?

Thamar Barnett, Heritage practitioner, on the production of the LLP education toolkit for schools and cheder.

Followed by:

Dr Toni Griffiths, Connecting Small Histories, presenting Heritage Detectives, a cross-curriculum local heritage activity book https://issuu.com/jscnuk 

12:15-13:00 Presentations II)

Pam Fox presents her new landmark publication: Jews by the Seaside. In her talk, Pam will chart the rise and fall of the Jewish hotels and guest houses of Bournemouth, but the main part of her presentation will examine their place in Jewish history and their legacy.

Dawn Waterman, Heritage and Archives Manager at the Board of Deputies, celebrating Jewish archives in Britain, an on-line project featuring archives that tell the story of Jews in this country www.celebratingjewisharchives.org

13:00-14:00 Lunch Activities & Networking

In Person: light refreshments provided & a chance to explore the Museum (free)

Online: Lily’s Legacy Podcasts, produced by Lucia Scazzocchio

14:00-15:00 Presentations III)

Alison Turner, Liberal Judaism archivist, Alison Turner, Liberal Judaism archivist, will outline the scope of the Archives of Liberal Judaism, touching on the challenges of preserving and collecting the various media; the reasons for keeping a collection and the types of enquiries commonly found; opportunities in the future and making it more accessible; partnerships and collaboration with other archives, constituent synagogues and other bodies.

Rabbi Jackie Tabick, presents: The Life & Work of Lily Montagu (1873 -1963)

Rabbi Tabick graduated from Leo Baeck College to become Britain’s first female rabbi in 1975.


Dr Bea Lewkowicz is a social anthropologist and oral historian and is the Director of the AJR Refugee Voices Testimony Archive,  Bea will introduce the work of the AJR Refugee Voices Archive and highlight the stories of three Kindertransportee interviewees who had a strong connection to the Liberal movement: Rabbi Harry Jacobi,  Ann Kirk BEM and Bob Kirk BEM.


Dr Barbara Warnock, Senior Curator and Head of Education, The Wiener Holocaust Library, will explore some of themes of the Library’s recent exhibition on Jewish resistance to the Holocaust. She will look at the range and the diversity of Jewish resistance across Europe and tell the stories of some of those who resisted in these most difficult of circumstances, as revealed in the Library’s collections. Q&A

15:45-16:00  Closing Remarks & Open Discussion: Faith Heritage – Where do we go from here?

With Big Thanks to Mike Beral for enabling the Streaming.


October 27, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Liberal Judaism
020 7580 1663
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Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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