BLT (Bushey Learns Together)

BLT Learning Opportunities

The autumn 2019 series is about to start.

There are 2 sessions each night:

Guest Keynote Speakers

  • ‘Miracles & Fate on 78: a 9/11 story of inspiration’ – with Ari Schonbrun
  • ‘The state of Hate in 2019’ – with Jemma Levene
  • ‘5 levels of living: looking after myself versus looking after the world’ – with Rabbi Daniel Rowe
  • ‘Why I created the March of the Living UK’ – with Scott Saunders
  • ‘Small steps, giant thoughts’ – with Rabbi Joseph Dweck

2nd Session – choose from

  • ‘How to’ with the Rabbinic team
  • Jewflix with Rebbetzen Jacqueline
  • Talmudic Topics with the Rabbinic team
  • Ethical Conundrums with guest speakers

The costs are Members: £8 per session, £35 for all five sessions

Non-members: £10 per session.

To book, see the Upcoming Events for BLT.

About the Speakers

Ari Schonbrun

Ari was the Chief Administrative Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co, working on the 78th floor of Tower One on the day of the 9/11 attacks. Hear his miraculous first-hand account of his survival, and how he was thrown into the national spotlight thereafter.

Jemma Levene

Jemma is the Deputy Director of HOPE Not Hate, which challenges racism and extremism through research, data and working with vulnerable communities accross the UK. She also regularly contributes to news and broadcast media.

Rabbi Daniel Rowe

Rabbi Rowe is the Executive Director of Aish UK.
He is considered as one of the most dynamic Jewish speakers in the country, and is known for his ability to tackle difficult topics. He lectures at campuses, communities and schools across the country.

Scott Saunders

Scott founded March of the Living UK in 2010, and has sent over 1,800 young adults and university students to take part in the worldwide March in Poland, from Auschwitz to Birkenau, which takes place every year during Tom Hashoah.

Rabbi Joseph Dweck

Originally from America, Rabbi Dweck is the Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community in the UK. He holds several high profile positions with institutions such as the Board of Deputies and LSJS, and is known for his erudite speaking style modern, contemporary issues.

Write-ups of previous learning experiences can be found in Past Events. A selection are also shown here, from newest to oldest.

BLT Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz on ‘Medical Ethics’

Leaping towards Pesach with Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz on the pre Pesach experience

Engage 2nd session with Sassy Reuvein on ‘Operation Thunderbolt – The Miracle at Entebbe’

Engage, with the Chief Rabbi where we were honoured to welcome Chief Rabbi Mirvis. He spoke on ‘The Omer, from tears to joy’

BLT – Lord Finkelstein with Lord Daniel Finkelstein – ‘Six things I believe’

BLT – Melvyn Hartog with Melvyn Hartog, Head of the US’s Burial Society on ‘Talking about death won’t kill you!’

BLT Presents Alex Brummer with Alex Brummer  on ‘the role of UNWRA’

BLT – Hermie Rothman – Hitler’s Will with Hermie Rothman on his involvement with ‘Hitler’s Will’

BLT Film – Crossing the Line A student evening at Bushey: Is it all academic? Students from London based universities discussed the film, ‘Crossing the Line‘

BLT Autumn 2014 – Nik Frank with Nik Frank on ‘My Father – The Nazi’

Former Mayor of Sderot with former Mayor of Sderot, David Bouskila, on the harsh reality of life with Gazan rockets and terror at all times

Science and the Bible at Odds with Professor Gerald Schroeder, an Orthodox Jewish physicist, author, lecturer and teacher from Jerusalem who focuses on what he perceives to be an inherent relationship between science and spirituality

Rabbi Richards Interviews Nicky Larkin for BLT with Nicky Larkin describing how he went to the Middle-East to shoot a film on the Arab-Israel conflict

BLT Week 3 – Crisis in the Middle East? with Neil Lazarus on 

BLT Week 2 – From the Profits of the Law to the Law of the Prophets with Deputy District Judge Rev Shlomo Kreiman with being a criminal judge in Magistrate courts and a tribunal judge for the Department of Works and Pensions

BLT Week 1 – Shechita with Shimon Cohen