The Mosaic group organizes cultural and educational events for the community and these are generally about Judaism in the broadest sense. Regular events include talks (the current series is on Jewish music) and films, while it also organises the occasional concert. On Sunday mornings during the cheder term, Mosaic runs a café (good coffee, bagels with smoked salmon etc) together with the Judaism 101 course.
Our events have included a Shir concert, a visit to a talk by Simon Schama, a Jewish Book week talk at the OJC with Gabriella Rifkind, a visit to Daytona and conversation with Maureen Lipman, Italian cooking demonstration with Silvia Nacmulli, study evening with Rafi Zarum, talks on political, historical, art and many other topics.
- Mosaic café runs from 10am-12.30pm at the OJC during the Cheder term.
- Judaism 101 runs from 9.30am-12.30pm
- 2 or 3 times a term, there are talks at 11.15am
• On most Wednesdays at 8 pm, there is a Mosaic talk or film at the OJC
Judaism 101 is an introduction to Judaism for people with little or no knowledge. We discuss the various topics surrounding Judaism including: Thoughts & Ideas, People & Places, Culture, Words, and Deeds.
Examples of previous discussions have included:
- First steps into Shabbat
- Basic Jewish beliefs
- Succot: so which way up does the etrog go?
- Beginners Hebrew Holy time – the Jewish calendar
- Jewish Social Responsibility, Tzedakah, Gemilut Hasadim
- Daily life, every day prayer, finding your way round the siddur
- And so on.
If you would like more information please contact our enquiries team on 07525 785 200 or email@example.com.
Mini Series on Judaism
for non-Jews who wish to know more about Judaism
We run a mini-series of introductory talks on Judaism, an introduction for those with no background in Judaism. Anyone interested in the course is welcome to attend. The series includes 7 classes for a fee of £50 and covers a large range of topics in Judaism: Basic beliefs, Festivals and the Jewish Calendar, ways of worship, patterns of community life and home life, basic texts, Jewish history, and much more.
Open to all adults if you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a very brief interview to discuss participation on the course and to register.
In addition there are usually regular beginner's Hebrew classes and a class in Talmud both of which are run during term time only.
Other classes are held from time to time depending on demand and available staff. contact: email@example.com.