London Police Doctor 10.30am Sunday 5
David Rubinstein will tell us about the life of a Police Doctor in
London. David was a doctor in London for 45 years, first as a GP,
then as a Principal Forensic Medical Examiner for the Metropolitan
Police attached to Scotland Yard.
He qualified in 1964 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and
did his internship in Dublin before taking up a position as a GP in
London, later specializing in Forensic Medicine.
David will speak about detention and treatment of drug addicts,
certifying deaths, natural or suspicious, drink drive examinations,
mental health issues and fitness for detention and fitness for
interview of prisoners in police stations.
David and his wife, Ita, made Aliyah in October 2011 and live in
4Locals: Anglo-Israeli writers of Prose and Verse
10.30am Sunday 12 May
Come and hear readings by four authors who have published their
The Wayward Moon by Janice Weizman. Janice's work has appeared in
Lilith, Jewish Fiction, and other journals. She founded and
continues to manage The Ilanot Review, a journal of creative writing
affiliated with Bar-Ilan.
Upside-Down Coffee by Dr. Kathryn Jacobi.
Kathryn is a clinical and developmental psychologist. She is
currently department head at a Child Development Center serving
central Israel and also maintains a private practice in Zichron
Tear Gas and the Goat (forthcoming) byJoanna Chen.
Joanna is a British-born poet and journalist. Her work has appeared
in numerous international publications, including Newsweek, The
Daily Beast, the BBC World Service's Woman's Hour and Outlook. She
has published world reports on women's issues in Marie Claire.
Joanna's poetry and literary translations have appeared or are
forthcoming in a number of literary journals both in Israel and
Rise, A Novel of Contemporary Israel by Dr. Yosef
Yosef is a geographer and a faculty member at David Yellin College
of Education in Jerusalem. He is now at work on his next novel,
Dance of the Uroboros.
Jews and Words 10.30am Sunday 19 May
The two word-wizards, Amos Oz and his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger,
have jointly written "A Book" about "The Book" and its offshoots to
explain how the Jews have survived the millennia. They claim that we
have a textual heritage that serves both the religious and the
secular. As Jews, we are forever asking questions, which means we
are seeking answers. One thing is certain, as the Jewish partisans'
song says "We are here!!" How we got here is another question. Do
the Oz's have the answer? Come and listen to Yoel Sheridan and judge
Yoel came to Israel in 1973 where he added a CPA (Isr.) to his FCA.
Curiosity has been and remains his driving force. He worked as a
management and financial consultant. He retired from accountancy in
2000 when he concentrated on writing his book From Here to
Obscurity. Yoel has given lectures and has had articles published on
a wide range of subjects. After many years of research, his new
book Gold Ducats and Devilry Afoot, was published in June
2012 and is now also available on Kindle.
Historical and Interesting Sites on our Doorstep
10.30am Sunday 2 June
Need to keep your summer guests busy? Looking for places to take
We welcome back Beryl Ratzer who will tell us the historical
background to some of our local sights. Originally from South
Africa, Beryl now lives in Netanya and has worked as a guide in
Israel for twenty years. Her book A Historical Tour of the Holy Land
was first published in 1996 and is a concise history of the Land of
Israel for the amateur historian. Two further editions were updated
and published in 2000 and 2010 and, in 2011, a Russian and a Spanish
translation were also published. Her book takes the reader on a
fascinating tour of Israel over a period of 3,500 years.