Events

The Shalom Sussex- The Jewish Community in World War I project will take place between March 2019 and March 2020, and will be hosting or visiting the following events during that time.

This page will be updated regularly with events and activities as they occur.

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To add a related event or find out more, please contact Project Coordinator Nicola Benge – shalomsussexwwi@gmail.com

Events and Activities 

2019

Wednesday 24th April 10.30-12.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher first meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Friday 3rd May 10.30-4.30pm: Accessing Archives conference organised by Gateways to the First World War at Hampshire Records Office, Sussex Street, Winchester SO23 8TH.

This event brings together archives professionals and researchers to share advice on using national, local and online collections to discover more about the First World War. Gather hints and tips on accessing archive material and learn about some of the fascinating records that have survived and can be used to deepen our understanding of wartime lives.

Speakers include: Dr George Hay (The National Archives), Dr Chris Kempshall (University of Kent) Heather Needham (Hampshire Archives and Local Studies) and Sarah Paterson (Imperial War Museums).

Wednesday 22nd May 10-12.30pm: Genealogical Training for our Volunteer Heritage Researchers with the Shalom Sussex project. and look at opportunities and activities. To take place upstairs at Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

Wednesday 22nd May 1-2pm: Middle Street Synagogue Lunchtime Talk: local historian Michael Crook – “The Brighton and Hove Jewish Community Before, During and After the First World War”

Wednesday 5th June 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.

This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

Friday 14th June 1-5pm: Creating exhibitions and Hosting Heritage Events: A study day for community heritage researchers at Wolfson Room NB01, Institute of Historical Research, London.

Join us for a free workshop at the Institute of Historical Research in London where you can hear from both the community and academia on best practice in exhibition curation and fresh and exciting ideas for engaging the wider public in what your research has revealed.

Speakers include: Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent), Jenny Flood (Newhaven Town Council),Clare Millett and Mary Kemp (Westgate Community Trust), Janys Thornton and Chris Reed (Sheppey Promenade)and Jasper Bouverie (Funder Films).

Wednesday 26th June 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 3rd July 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.


This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

Wednesday 10th July 9-5pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher research outing to West Sussex Record Office in Chichester, West Sussex to research local Jewish Lives. Bring a packed lunch! Travel provided.

Wednesday 24th July 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 7th August 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.

This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

Wednesday 14th August 9-6pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher research outing to National Archives at Kew to research Jewish Lives. Bring a packed lunch! Travel provided.

Wednesday 28th August 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 4th September 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.

This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

Wednesday 25th September 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 2nd October 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.

This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

Wednesday 30th October 9-6pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher research outing to Imperial War Museum in London to research Jewish Lives. Bring a packed lunch! Travel provided.

Wednesday 6th November 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.

This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

Wednesday 27th November 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 4th December 10-1pm: Research drop in at The Keep,
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP
with Dr Diana Wilkins to help support researchers with the Shalom Sussex project.

This will take place on the first Wednesday of the month and isn’t compulsory but will be a good source of support for researching information with this project.

December 2019 Date TBC 10-4pm: One day conference on Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI, Brighton. Venue TBC. Speakers include – Professor Tony Kushner, a Professor of the History of Jewish/non Jewish Relations at University of Southampton, Dr Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s.

Additional speakers are the Shalom Sussex project manager, volunteer researchers sharing their findings and Dr Gideon Reuveni of the Centre for German-Jewish studies who has completed research into Jewish people in WWI.

Wednesday 18th December 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU

Wednesday 26th February 2020 10.30-11.30pm: Volunteer Heritage Researcher meeting to discuss Shalom Sussex and look at opportunities and activities. To take place at Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage, Studio 8, Balcony, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU