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 launch & 'meet the author' event at the Ben Uri Gallery, St John's Wood, London, 8 April 6 p.m. You can book for the launch 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
..."the highest level of scholarship, grounded in theory and written with love and respect for this very interesting extended family.  I believe this book will serve as a catalyst for many more books to be written using this unique methodology to shine a bright light upon many families and groups."  - Professor Joe Goldblatt, Queen Margaret University.
 
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.  This launch coincides with the opening of the new Ben Uri Research Unit, where there will be an exhibition of Czech emigre artists on show. 
On this page you can book for the launch and/or order a copy of the book at the reduced price of £10 (up to 8 April - then £12.50) for collection 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). 
(Details of Glasgow and Lancaster launches which took place in February 2019 are below)
Glasgow launch 
Sunday 3rd February, 6.30 p.m., Glasgow University Memorial Chapel
during the last week of the exhibition of the art of Hannah Frank (1908-2008). Speakers: Kenneth Collins, Chair of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, and writer/broadcaster Billy Kay, Professor Emeritus Eileen Yeo, Ivor Kallin (a member of the Hoppenstein family) and Fiona Frank.Klezmer music was provided by Glasgow's The Bunch of Klezmer with guest Simon Carlyle. A Kosher Buffet was sponsored by SCoJeC, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.
Lancaster launch and Meet the Author event.  Wednesday 13th February, Lancaster University - Fiona Frank in conversation with Janet Ross-Mills as part of the Continuing Learning Group lunchtime lecture series.   

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

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