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Jewish London on Location

Hosted By: Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)

Inspired by her book “Jewish London,” Rachel Kolsky takes us on a journey discovering the East End and Hackney through Soho and the ‘Mittel Europe’ of NW2&6, tracing how London’s Jewish development has been portrayed on the page and the big screen. Among the books and films profiled, discover The Lowlife in Hackney, Sammy Lee in Soho, a Kid for Two Farthings in the East End, a Barber in Stamford Hill in … Stamford Hill, a Rainy Sunday in one of Rachel’s favourite films and Chicken Soup and the Ghetto, two iconic pieces of literature by Jewish authors.

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Rachel Kolsky

Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining Rachel Kolsky is a popular prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focusing on the 'human stories behind the buildings' Rachel's talks are known to be fun and informative filled with anecdotes past and present. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of all aspects of London's rich and varied social history come flooding back. Before embarking on her career as Guide and Lecturer Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked as an information professional in the financial services industry for over 25 years being recognized at industry level with the Information Professional of the Year award in 2006. Her professional organization, SLA, awarded her the Membership Achievement Award in 2008.
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