The Mid-level Managers of the Holocaust | 25th March | 6pm | Free
This event from The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre will explore how genocide is shaped by the often overlooked, everyday supporters of the state. Award-winning scholars Dr Alex Kay and Dr Daniel Lee will lead the conversation looking at the motivations of perpetrators, and the ways in which ordinary individuals implemented genocide and extermination policies in Nazi Germany.
KlezNorth Online | 5th to 7th March | £TBC
From the Peak District to world, the 11th annual northern extravaganza of klezmer music goes online in 2021 after a hiatus last year. Music, dance and song workshops are supplemented with talks, films, a Saturday night tish and other windows into Yiddish culture, hosted by tutors of global renown welcoming both Jewish and non-Jewish people to the wonderful world of klezmer.
Michael Rosen: On the Move | 7th February | 11.30am | £14.50/ £12.50
In his new, deeply personal children’s poetry collection, On the Move, much-loved author Michael Rosen discusses migration and displacement. Charming, shocking and heart-breaking, the book covers Michael’s childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family in London; his perception of war as a young boy; his ‘missing’ relatives and the Holocaust; and global experiences of migration.
In Conversation with Lord Grade | 24th February | Donations welcome
Local legend Barbara Cline channels Lauren Laverne for the evening as she speaks to Conservative Party peer Lord Michael Grade as part of a series of Desert Island Discs fundraising events hosted by the Leeds committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Following on from appearances by Lady Solti and Christine Talbot, the former chairman of both the BBC and ITV will discuss the soundtrack of his life.
Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word | Until 11th April | Free
Discover the cultural traditions of Jews from all corners of the world through the ages in this 3D virtual tour of The British Library. Through rarely-seen treasures from as far back as the 10th century, this exhibition takes you from Europe and North Africa, through to the Middle East and China to explore the relationships between Jews and their neighbours in the communities they lived in.
Connecting Small Histories: A Festival of Local Heritage | 8th March |£TBC
The Jewish Small Communities Network and Swansea University have teamed up to present an online history festival in March shining a spotlight on the heritage of British Jewry in localised communities from Bradford to Cumbria. Speakers will include historians, researchers and representatives of projects that connect, uncover and highlight local histories.