Book launch events: "Candles, Conversions and Class"

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‘Candles, Conversions and Class: five generations of a Scottish Jewish family’ by Fiona Frank, is published by the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre on 3rd February 2019. Free launches & 'meet the author' events in Glasgow (3 Feb) Lancaster (13 Feb) and London (8 April). You can book for the launches and order the book by clicking on the 'book now' tab above. 

Rabbi Zvi David and Sophia Hoppenstein arrived in Edinburgh in the 1880s, and had nine children. Fiona Frank tracked down and interviewed their descendents throughout Scotland, England and as far as Cape Town, as part of her PhD research at the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde.
“This book is an important addition to the increasing literature on the history of the Jews in Scotland. Through the five generations studied every aspect of the Jewish experience in Scotland, integration and assimilation, Scottish and Jewish cultural identities, religious practice and secularisation, comes to vivid life." - Kenneth Collins, Chair of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow launch 
Sunday 3rd February, at 6.30 p.m., at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel
during the last week of the exhibition of the art of Hannah Frank (1908-2008). Speakers include Kenneth Collins, Chair of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, and writer/broadcaster Billy Kay, plus members of the Hoppenstein family.The evening will end with a  klezmer music session led by Glasgow's The Bunch of Klezmer.There will be a Kosher Buffet sponsored by SCoJeC the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.
Lancaster launch and Meet the Author event
Wednesday 13th February at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  at Lancaster University - Fylde College Lecture Theatre 3

Fiona Frank in conversation with Janet Ross-Mills as part of the Continuing Learning Group lunchtime lecture series.  Includes refreshments. 
London launch and Meet the Author event
Monday 8 April at 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. at the Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Rd, London NW8 0RH
.  With members of the Hoppenstein family, refreshments, and, all being well, some Klezmer music.
On this page you can book for the launch events and/or order a copy of the book at the reduced price of £10 (up to 8 April - then £12.50) for collection at one of the launch events or we can post it to you. 
The book is also available for purchase from the publisher, Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (sjac.org.uk). 

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Sessions Description Status
Sunday 3 February 2019 6:30 PM Book launch at Glasgow University Chapel Open
Wednesday 13 February 2019 1:00 PM Book Launch at Lancaster University, Fylde College Lecture Theatre 3. Open
Monday 8 April 2019 6:00 PM Book launch at the Ben Uri Gallery, Boundary Road, London NW8 0RH Open

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Sunday 3 February 2019 6:30 PM
Book launch at Glasgow University Chapel
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Wednesday 13 February 2019 1:00 PM
Book Launch at Lancaster University, Fylde College Lecture Theatre 3.
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Monday 8 April 2019 6:00 PM
Book launch at the Ben Uri Gallery, Boundary Road, London NW8 0RH
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