The Jewish Gathering 21st-28th July was an enormous success!
We were delighted to see so many friends from far and near at the museum. The museum’s cultural programmes were well attended and highly acclaimed. Thanks to all our special guest speakers, artists and performers who made the events such an outstanding experience for all and to the many volunteers who helped out throughout the week.
One of the highlights of the week was the Harry Kernoff tribute and review by Kevin O’Connor and the placement of a permanent memorial plaque on his former home and studio in Stamer Street.
Local authors Ray Rivlin and Marilyn Taylor entertained us with their stories and recollections as did genealogist, Stuart Rosenblatt.
We were treated to two film showings by filmmaker Louis Lentin followed by insightful discussion from guest speakers.
Pat Liddy had great numbers out for his walking tours despite heavy showers on both days!
Joycean aficionados were treated to Terence Killeen’s scholarly treatment of Ulysses while Noel O’Grady sang those incredible Joycean songs and a surprise author emerged in the audience packed with those whose ancestors are mentioned in Ulysses!
History, debate, more films, revelations and good humour finished the exhilarating programme of events.
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