Creative Dialogue: Residential

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          Click here to listen to a selection of performances and poetry written by young people, recorded at Ammerdown in March 2013 Salaam Shalom and Ammerdown’s creative dialogue residential took a group of young people out of the city, into rural Somerset for four days in …

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Passover: Multifaith Seder night

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‘Truly Inspirational’ During a residential week for young people at Ammerdown, an interfaith retreat centre in Somerset, Salaam Shalom hosted a Seder meal on the second night of Passover. The meal was a truly unique experience for a group of people from numerous faiths and those of none; eating, joking, singing …

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Podcast 19 SPECIAL FEATURE: Jews in Bristol – the book

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A ‘Special Feature’ presented by volunteer presenters Lisa Saffron and Madge Dresser.

Today in Bristol, there’s a Muslim population of around 30 000, most of them relatively recent arrivals to the city, having arrived over the last 50 years. This compares to a considerably smaller Jewish community of something around 1 000 alongside them in a city which is home to two synagogues and around a dozen mosques . (Click on these links for online tours of some of these local buildings from the local BBC website).

Not many people know the history of these communities here and very few realise that there’s a millenium’s worth of Jewish presence on the banks of the Avon River.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: