The South East London branch welcomes members and non-members south of the Thames, east of Dulwich, north of Bromley & Croydon and west of the English Channel.
We meet four times a year, with St Edmunds in Beckenham Village as our main host, while the two Synagogues in south east London also host meetings. Typically, the October and March meetings are concerned with a lively topic of interest to all communities; the April event is more of a cultural occasion; while the June/July event is our annual social event. We try to encourage different viewpoints and experiences, often by having two speakers on the same topic or using a panel.
We experiment with different formats – in 2012 we have held the first speaker meeting by Skype, with our guest speaker from the Israel Museum live from Jerusalem.
Meetings usually take place on Tuesday evenings, starting with refreshments from around 7:40 pm; the formal part of the meeting starts at 8:00 pm; the speaker(s) may speak for up to 30 minutes; followed by a very lively debate. The formal meeting finishes shortly after 9:00 pm, and informal conversation continues afterwards.
Please do come with an open mind, and see for yourself.
Council of Christians and Jews SE London Online Meeting on 10th November 2020 hosted by St Stephen’s Church, DulwichWe discussed “Joseph in the Bible”. Our Speakers Panel, chaired by Rev Bernhard Schunemann, gave us two fascinating talks: Rev John Barton FBA, Author “A History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book” and Rabbi Mati Kirschenbaum, Bromley Reform Synagogue Rabbi ... Read more
CCJ SE London Branch Meeting 5th November 2019 – ‘Growing Up in the Country of Anne Frank’ A Talk by Rabbi Chava KosterOn Tuesday 5th November, Rabbi Chava Koster told us the extraordinarily rich story of Dutch Jewry at a different level. The Amsterdam community grew to be significant from the remnants of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities (the Sephardi Jews, the ... Read more
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