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Tree of Knowledge 2019

Expand Your Mind: Adult Learning at Eden

We are delighted to have another chance for our community of friends, relatives and neighbours to teach and learn from each other.

Eden Primary is a Jewish school where everyone is welcome. It is a vibrant, growing, multi-talented community of families from across the spectrum of Jewish and non-Jewish culture.

But Eden was created to be more than a primary school. We are a community, a living place for everyone to enjoy; a place for sharing ideas, knowledge and skills.

Over four Wednesday evenings this Summer, we invite you to come and learn about a fascinating variety of subjects from our talented team of speakers, which include renowned educators, leaders and experts in their respective fields.

Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 June at Eden Primary.

Sessions are 20:00-20:50 and 21:10 to 22:00. Some courses are 50 minutes only, others run over the full evening. There is tea and cake during the break.

From teaching resilitence against anxiety to the Labour Party and Anti-semitism; from tips for low waste parenting to Brexit. There’s something for everyone!

Tickets are £7:50 for a single session, £15 for a double session. Money raised will go towards playground development.


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Week 1 – Wednesday 5th June

The Labour Party and the Jewish Community – How Did We Get Here and What Happens Next? – Dr Dave Rich and Jennifer Gerber – 20:00–22:00

Dave is Head of Policy for the Community Security Trust and an Associate Research Fellow at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. He is author of ‘The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism’, and writes regularly on antisemitism, anti-Zionism and extremism for newspapers and journals in the UK and overseas.

Jennifer is the Director of Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) which has been at the forefront of the fight against Anti-Semitism and Anti-Semitic Anti-Zionism for the last 3 years. She was a special adviser in the last Labour government – based at HM Treasury, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Jennifer was also the Director of Progress, a centre left think tank, and worked for Prime Minister Tony Blair in the 2001 and 2005 election.

20:00–22:00

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Bake Like A Pro at Home – Rachel Rachel – 20:00–22:00

Rachel is a self taught cake maker and owner of Cakes by Rachel Rachel… And yes, Rachel Rachel is really her real name. Since establishing her business, Rachel has acquired an enviable client base and is proud to have provided all manner of intricately decorated cakes for celebrities including Kate Moss, Jude Law, Chris Evans, and Liv Tyler, as well as high profile clients such as CNN, Virgin Radio, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, and Celebrity Juice. Rachel prides herself on the quality of her work and attention to detail, and looks forward to demonstrating her tips and tricks for you to follow at home, plus she’ll tell you a little bit about herself, some of the exciting people she’s worked with, and how she set up her business.

20:00–22:00

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Art at Eden with Laura Fox – 20:00–22:00

Eden’s very own studio artist, Laura, is offering 2 weeks of new creative drawing, painting and printing sessions based in the art space at school. Inspired by a wide source of natural objects to closely study and observe, you will have the opportunity to make images experimenting with a range of drawing, painting and printing techniques. No artistic experience or talent required. Individual weeks may be booked.

20:00–22:00

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10 Tips for Low Waste Parenting – Emma Ross – 20:00–20:50

Emma is a practically plastic-free parenting blogger and vlogger, creating content around how to live and parent slowly and sustainably in today’s fast-paced world. She started her career at Google where she worked for 9 years before launching ‘Mamalina’, a blog, YouTube channel and Instagram account. She now works consulting and advocating brands including Sainsbury, Air B n B and Riverford. Emma will be sharing her top tips for reducing your waste as a family, one beeswax wrap and cloth nappy at a time.

20:00–20:50

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Myth and the National Story: Robin Hood in the Movies – Paul Israel – 20:00–22:00

Utterly iconic to the English national story for almost 800 years. Walter Scott, Errol Flynn, Michael Praed, Kevin Costner, have all been part of this tale of the brave English Outlaws in the
forest standing up for good against the overtaxing continental despotic invaders. As the story keeps on evolving can we draw parallels to anything today? Surprisingly there are even a few
(tenuous) Jewish angles… Mel Brooks anyone?

Paul will show through clips from some iconic films how the story has changed, and how the story remains one of our national icons, based more on symbolism than fact.

20:00–22:00

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*Date Change* – Hummus Masterclass – Gavin Presman – 21:10–22:00

**Date Change** Inspired in the back streets of Jerusalem and appalled by the poor availability of exceptional hummus in the UK, Gavin has travelled the world of hummus to perfect its preparation.

In this workshop Gavin will share what he has learnt in the past 7 years. He’ll show you how to make classic hummus, musabach, hummus royale, and a very special tahini dip. Come and have fun making hummus, whilst musing on this king of dips’ ability to bring cultures together.

21:10–22:00

Week 2 – Wednesday 12th June

Art at Eden with Laura Fox – 20:00–22:00

Eden’s very own studio artist, Laura, is offering 2 weeks of new creative drawing, painting and printing sessions based in the art space at school. Inspired by a wide source of natural objects to closely study and observe, you will have the opportunity to make images experimenting with a range of drawing, painting and printing techniques. No artistic experience or talent required. Individual weeks may be booked.

20:00–22:00

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Beyond the Two-state Solution: Challenges and Hopes - Rabbi David Mason and Hagar Kotef – 20:00–22:00

Rabbi David is Rabbi at Muswell Hill United Synagogue, an Exec member of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue. He has recently completed a Masters in Conflict
Resolution in Divided Societies. Hagar is a senior lecturer of political theory at the department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London and the author of Movement and the Ordering of Freedom. Together, in a facilitated session, they will discuss the future of a two-state solution. What are the challenges—if not impasses—it faces? Is it the only option for peace in Israel/Palestine? And are there viable alternatives in case it fails? Join an academic and a rabbi as we grapple with the reality beyond the two-state solution.

20:00–22:00

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Grin and Pear It: A most Unlikely Sequel – Adam Blain – 20:00–20:50

In 2014, Adam was diagnosed with glioblastoma – an incurable brain tumour with a prognosis of around 18 months. He wrote a book (Pear Shaped) about his experiences, which
went on to sell over 5000 copies, and was very positively reviewed – including by the late Senator John McCain, who died of the disease. In 2017 he had to give up his work as a lawyer, but went on to write Grin and Pear It – a Most Unlikely Sequel, about living with uncertainty and continuing to laugh at the bizarre turn his life has taken. He has featured in the Times, Telegraph and Daily Mail.

20:00–20:50

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Late, But Not Too late? The Battle to Bring Nazi War Criminals in the UK to Justice – Phil Rubenstein – 20:00–20:50

In October 1986, a worldwide media storm erupted as the Simon Wiesenthal Centre revealed they had written to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with a list of 17 alleged Nazi war criminals living in the UK. Who were they, how did they get to Britain, and what happened next? Phil, who ran the subsequent campaign to bring Nazi perpetrators in the UK to justice, tells the story of official blind eyes, Parliamentary bust-ups, heroes and villains, denunciations of ‘Jewish revenge’, and justice delayed.

20:00–20:50

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Teaching Children Resilience Against Anxiety – Ryan Lowe – 20:00–22:00

With anxiety becoming a rising cause of NHS referral among young children and teenagers, Ryan will look at some of the modern pressures that are causing stress in our children and ways that parents can help balance these. Feel free to bring in your own experiences and questions for review during the session – or send them in advance to rlowe@therapeuticconsultants.co.uk so she can address them as anonymous examples if preferable.

Ryan is a Consultant Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist, the clinical director of The Therapeutic Consultants – a multi-disciplinary therapy clinic in North London, a clinical supervisor and an expert witness.

20:00–22:00

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Eat Your Way to Better Energy - Thalia Pellegrini – 20:00–20:50

Thalia is a BANT-registered nutritionist. She qualified in 2009 following a three-year course at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London. After a decade as a broadcast journalist for the BBC, Thalia followed her passion for nutritional science and retrained. She now writes, vlogs, gives talks and sees clients one-to-one. Her specialist interest is women and children’s health.

If you struggle to get out the door without a caffeine fix, or through the day without a sugar hit, join Thalia for her top tips on how to improve your energy by making simple, easy to achieve changes to your diet.
Instagram: thaliapellegrini_nutrition
Facebook: Thalia Pellegrini Nutrition

20:00–20:50

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*In addition to programme booklet* – Top Tips for Happier Healthier Children - Thalia Pellegrini – 21:10–22:00

*In addition to programme booklet* Registered nutritionist Thalia Pellegrini will be giving her Top 5 Tips for Healthier, Happier Kids. Find out how food can support better mood, better concentration and better sleep!

Instagram: thaliapellegrini_nutrition
Facebook: Thalia Pellegrini Nutrition

21:10–22:00

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Week 3 – Wednesday 19th June

Late, But Not Too late? The Battle to Bring Nazi War Criminals in the UK to Justice – Phil Rubenstein – 20:00–20:50

In October 1986, a worldwide media storm erupted as the Simon Wiesenthal Centre revealed they had written to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with a list of 17 alleged Nazi war criminals living in the UK. Who were they, how did they get to Britain, and what happened next? Phil, who ran the subsequent campaign to bring Nazi perpetrators in the UK to justice, tells the story of official blind eyes, Parliamentary bust-ups, heroes and villains, denunciations of ‘Jewish revenge’, and justice delayed.

20:00–20:50

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Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future – Dr Daniel Zoran – 20:00–20:50

Daniel is a research scientist at DeepMind, a London based AI research company. He holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a post-doctoral associate at MIT before joining DeepMind. In his talk Daniel will survey the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – from the origins of the field, through the latest developments and hype, to what the future holds. How do modern AI systems work? What can we expect them to do well, and what are their limitations? What impact will this technology have on our lives and what are we doing to prepare for this? This talk will try to answer some of these questions in an accessible way.

20:00–20:50

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Art in the Woods with Laura Fox 19 and 26 June – 20:00–Dusk

Eden’s very own studio artist, Laura, is back again this year with creative sessions on drawing and painting in Coldfall Woods. Laura invites you to spend a summer evening with her making observational drawings and paintings in these inspiring ancient woodlands opposite Eden Primary. Using a variety of medium and tools there will be opportunities to experiment with scale and techniques. No artistic experience or talent required. Individual weeks may be booked. A picnic of cakes and refreshments will be provided.

20:00–Dusk

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Conducting Lesson in 50 Minutes – David Lasserson – 21:10–22:00

David spent several years playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, BBC Philharmonic, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has given musicality workshops in a variety of educational and business settings. Conductors were a constant source of discussion. Some were an inspiration, but many were terrible, and made it more difficult for musicians to play. David decided that it must be possible for ANYONE to do better – they just needed one lesson from the musicians on the receiving end.

He shares his 50-min conducting lesson, a practical session that addresses the roots of musicality and communication. No musical experience or talent is required.

21:10–22:00

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How to Bring Comedy into Public Speaking – Josh Howie – 21:10–22:00

Josh has performed stand-up comedy all around the world for nearly two decades, recently writing and starring in the second season of his award-nominated sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It for BBC Radio 4. In this hour taster session of his corporate seminars, Josh will show how to apply his hard-learnt lessons from stand-up so you can drastically improve any public speaking, from speeches to presentations. There may also be jokes. But mostly it’s the other stuff.

21:10–22:00

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Mindfulness for Busy People – Jo Kaye – 20:00–22:00

Jo is a mindfulness teacher and runs the Breathe Academy. She teaches meditation and mindfulness courses with the intention of providing you with the skills you need to enjoy the ‘here and now,’ so you can begin to live a more fulfilled, balanced and joyful life. Research also shows that meditation and mindfulness can be a successful route to de-stress, even for the busiest of people. Come along to the session and find out how it can work for you.

20:00–22:00

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We are British Jews – Lucie Kon – 20:00–22:00

Lucie is an Executive Producer on Panorama. During her diverse career she has made multiple films for UK and international broadcasters, including the BAFTA, Grierson and Emmy nominated Panorama – ‘Ebola Frontline’ and ‘Wasting Away: The Truth About Anorexia’ for Channel 4. Last year, she Series produced and directed ‘We Are British Jews’ for BBC Two, which was a ‘real passion project’ for Lucie. The programme has since been nominated for a Sandford Award for Religious Programmes, and Lucie is going to tell us how it was made – from casting through to complexities around the broadcast.

20:00–22:00

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Week 4 – Wednesday 26th June

Art in the Woods with Laura Fox 19 and 26 June – 20:00–Dusk

Eden’s very own studio artist, Laura, is back again this year with creative sessions on drawing and painting in Coldfall Woods. Laura invites you to spend a summer evening with her making observational drawings and paintings in these inspiring ancient woodlands opposite Eden Primary. Using a variety of medium and tools there will be opportunities to experiment with scale and techniques. No artistic experience or talent required. Individual weeks may be booked. A picnic of cakes and refreshments will be provided.

20:00–Dusk

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An Illustrated History of the London Underground – David Leboff – 20:00–22:00

David is a Principal Sponsor in Transport for London’s Investment Delivery Planning directorate, currently sponsoring major station upgrade projects such as those at Paddington, Waterloo and Colindale. He has been responsible for numerous significant projects over his thirty year career with London Underground, including important capacity and accessibility enhancement schemes at Victoria, Wembley Park and Green Park. He was also heavily involved in seeking Transport & Works Act powers for the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2021.

David is well known inside and outside TfL for his knowledge of the history, heritage and design of the Underground. He has had three books published on these subjects and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

20:00–22:00

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Brexit: What Next for the UK? – Lord Adonis – 20:00–20:50

Lord Adonis is a leading Remain and People’s Vote campaigner, Labour party politician, Vice-Chair of the European Movement and a former academic and journalist. He was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit under Tony Blair and later became Minister for Schools and Secretary of State for Transport. He is the author of several books, including most recently “Saving Britain: How we must Change to Prosper in Europe” with Will Hutton.

As the UK continues to be in Brexit uncertainty, Lord Adonis will talk about what might happen in parliament, in the UK and with the EU. Following his talk, there will be an audience Q&A moderated by journalist and writer Natasha Pearlman.

20:00–20:50

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Insights of an International Metal Artist - Adi Toch – 21:10–22:00

Adi is a metal artist who practices a technique which is over 4,000 years old to make engaging contemporary objects. She explores the visual language of metal through colour, movement, sound and tactility. Her award-winning work is exhibited internationally and included in major public collections such as the V&A museum, National Museums Scotland and The Jewish Museum New York.

Adi will talk about the philosophy behind her work, the making process and her unique approach to metal. she will share insights into her recent interactive projects that were exhibited at Collect art fair in the Saatchi Gallery and represented UK in Korea Craft Biennale.

21:10–22:00

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The Tidying Revolution: how can you be part of it? - Nikki Glantz – 20:00-20:50

Nikki set up her own de-cluttering business in August 2012. Preciousspace encompasses all the aspects of Space that Nikki can help people with, from clearing and organising to moving, designing layout and plans for renovating. These sessions might just change your life.

20:00-20:50

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The Joy of Folding: Learn to fold your clothes & organise your wardrobe – Nikki Glantz – 21:10-22:00

Nikki set up her own de-cluttering business in August 2012. Preciousspace encompasses all the aspects of Space that Nikki can help people with, from clearing and organising to moving, designing layout and plans for renovating. These sessions might just change your life.

21:10-22:00

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