Hidden Treasures Event: November 2023

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  • 0900-0930 Morning coffee

  • 0930-0935 Welcome & introduction

      • Sally Berkovic, CEO, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
  • 0935-1100 Introduction to Jewish archives: What makes an archive ‘Jewish’; an overview of British Jewish archives and the challenges of working with Jewish material.

    • Chair: Rebecca Singer, Communications and Grants Manager, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
    • Dr Hanna Gentili, Curator Hebrew Collections, British Library
    • Jeff Gerhardt, Senior Archivist, London Metropolitan Archives
    • Dr Gabor Kadar, Director of Yerusha, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
    • Alexandra Cropper, Curator and Deputy Chief Executive, Manchester Jewish Museum
  • 1100-1130 Coffee break

  • 1130-1230 A choice of two workshops

    • A session for Jewish organisations on establishing and running successful archive programmes

      • Led by Sally Berkovic, CEO, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
    • Understanding the Jewish material in your archive – a hands-on session about Jewish life and how it’s reflected in archives and manuscripts

      • Miriam Marson, Head of Heritage, United Synagogue
      • Professor Philip Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies, Centre for Jewish Studies, The University of Manchester
  • 1230-1330 Lunch

  • 1330-1430 Share your archive: please bring an item from your archive to talk about in a small group setting

  • 1430-1515 British Jewish history: a whirlwind tour

    • Professor David Latchman, Vice-Chancellor, Birkbeck University of London
  • 1515-1530 Short coffee break

  • 1530-1630 How to talk about your Jewish material and engage audiences

    • Chair: Rebecca Singer, Communications and Grants Manager, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
    • Vivi Lachs, Independent scholar and performance artist
    • Keren David, Managing Editor, The Jewish Chronicle
    • Hari Jonkers, Archivist, Holocaust Centre North
    • Daniela Greiber, Grants Programme Manager, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
  • 1630-1700 Conclusion & feedback: How to contribute to Hidden Treasures and next steps

    • Susanna Kleeman, social media manager, Hidden Treasures
    • Sally Berkovic, CEO, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe


Further information:

  • DATE: Thursday 2 November, 2023
  • TIME: 9am-5pm

Morning coffee will be available from 9am, the first session will begin at 9.30am and we’ll finish by 5pm.

  • VENUE: The Clubhouse, St James’s, 8 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4JU

The event will take place on the lower ground floor of a co-working space in a large dedicated meeting room.

Sessions will be a mixture of presentations, panel discussions, groups and workshops.

Refreshments and lunch will be available on the same floor and there are lifts available within The Clubhouse to access the event space and toilets.

  • TRANSPORT: The closest train/underground stations are Piccadilly, Green Park and Charing Cross

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day and lunch will also be provided. This will include sandwiches, rolls, wraps, salad pots, fresh fruit and home-made cakes.

Fish (salmon/tuna only), vegetarian and certified kosher food is available.

Allergies will be catered for.


In the ‘share your archive’ session, you will have 5 minutes to talk about a Jewish item from your archive in small groups. Please remember to bring a printed copy or photograph of the item as we won’t have time or space to show them on screen. A facilitator in each group will be taking notes and we’d particularly like to hear:

  • something you have discovered about the material
  • and/or a question you may have about the item
  • PROGRAMME: See above for the full programme 

This programme is subject to change. Unfortunately, due to a large event, we are no longer able to arrange a tour of Spencer House.

  • PERMISSIONS: Asking for consent to share your email address and take photographs/video (see Registration Form)

We will be sharing a list of the participants who took part in the event and would like to include email addresses to enable people to stay in touch. We will also be taking photos and videos throughout the event for social media.