Lahav Jewish Heritage Project Events

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day January 2023  - Guest speaker, former Newcastle school teacher Marta Josephs, spoke about her father Andrew Frankel, a Hungarian Jew who survived two concentration camps during the Second World War. He then left Budapest with his family to come to England in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution. Watch Marta Josephs' talk here: 


Holocaust Memorial Day January 2024 - Tyne & Wear Archives welcomed Professor Rebecca Clifford from Durham University to talk about her award-wining book 'Survivors: Children’s Lives After the Holocaust' (Yale University Press). Professor Clifford followed the lives of one hundred Jewish children out of the ruins of conflict through their adulthood and into old age. This event is supported by a British Sign Language interpreter. Watch it here: 

Online talks

Four Goldwater brothers in Saltwell Park, Gateshead c1915 - courtesy David Goldwater
Four Goldwater brothers in Saltwell Park, Gateshead  about 1915 - courtesy David Goldwater
  • On Thursday 27 April 2023, David Goldwater talked about his family’s experience of writing up the family history into a book Barnet Goldwater / Leah Rosenthal and their families by Stephen Goldwater, David Goldwater and Mike Goldwater, now in its third edition. (Recording coming soon.)
  • On Thursday 26 October 2023 Rabbi Aaron Lipsey of the United Hebrew Congregation (UHC) Newcastle, gave a talk called A Light to the Nations: Judaism for Geordies. Watch it here: 

  • On Thursday 7 March 2024, Barry Speker discussed his time as Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Tyne and Wear, a role which he held for over 20 years. 


Roadshows have taken place in Discovery Museum and in the United Hebrew Synagogue in Gosforth. Look out for more in the future.

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