South London, Kent & Surrey
The South London, Kent & Surrey branch was launched by its Chairman Cantor David Rome in August 2020 in order to present an eclectic array of historical talks on all matters related to Jewish history. The inaugural event featured a conversation with Jennifer Jankel, daughter of the famous band leader Joe Loss. Other events have included talks on the hidden Chanukah megilah, Al Jolson, Understanding Kabbalah, and the Trial of Ike Solomon, on whom Charles Dickens is said to have based the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist. The branch has attracted hundreds of attendees to its events and looks forward to covering an even wider range of topics into the future.