An Art Illuminated: Stained Glass in British Synagogues - some new research
Dr Sharman Kadish, Director of Jewish Heritage UK
followed by a special tour of New West End Synagogue, Bayswater
Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014
Venue: New West End Synagogue, London, W2 4LB
Time: Lecture at 5.30pm, followed by refreshments. Tour 7.00pm.
In this illustrated lecture, Dr Sharman Kadish will introduce the variety of stained glass to be found in synagogues across Britain, casting light on a significant but under-appreciated Jewish art form. She will explore examples from synagogues all over the country, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including works by designers David Hillman, Nehemiah Azaz and Roman and Ardyn Halter.
Following the tour, attendees will be given a guided tour of the New West Ends Synagogue, a Grade-1 listed building, constructed 1877-79. with stained glass windows by N.H.J. Westlake and Erwin Bossanyi. Read more about the history and architecture of the synagogue here.
Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK and the author of a number of publications on Jewish history and heritage, including Jewish Heritage in England (2006) and The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History (2011).
Book tickets online here (price includes lecture, kosher snacks and tour):