England’s Lost Jews

Pascal Theatre Company is excited to announce our new project:

DISCOVERING AND DOCUMENTING ENGLAND’S LOST JEWS

Over the next eighteen months, we will be exploring and documenting the often hidden history of Sephardi Jews who came to England during the seventeenth century and stayed to enrich our culture and communities.

This exploration arose from Artistic Director, Julia Pascal’s fascination with how we view national and international narratives about ourselves and our family histories.

We invite you to join us on our journey.

There are many ways in which you can get involved:

On the 20th, 27th January and 3rd February we are running free morning drama workshops at Bevis Marks synagogue exploring three different aspects of Sephardi history and culture. The workshops will also include a tour of the synagogue. You can find out more information and book tickets by clicking here. Tickets are limited so book quickly.

We will also be looking for volunteers to help us document Sephardi oral histories (full training will be given) and to participate in a site-specific public installation at the Novo Cemetery, London where the Sephardi story will be dramatised and presented to members of all communities.  We will offer engagement with a variety of people from this Sephardi heritage to add personal elements to the wider story.

For more information go to www.lostjews.org.uk, subscribe to our mailing list and be the first to know how you can get involved. You can also follow us on social media and through #LostJews