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First Lodge of England

First Lodge of England


he First Lodge of England was founded on the 11th February 1910, now 111 years later we are very proud of its history and the illustrious past members of this Lodge.

Although we meet at Fellowship House in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 at least monthly, our members are from a very wide area. Meetings are varied in that we have well attended evenings with well-known guest speakers, film shows and opera evenings. The Lodge organises a summer lunch, summer outings/walking tours, trips abroad and an annual quiz evening. All details are available from our President or Hon. Secretary.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our meetings which are held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Our website bnaibrithfirstlodgeofengland.com contains more information about our Lodge.

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Programme of events


13th January: Film – Antisemitism in America – Gregory Peck in Gentleman’s Agreement

27th January: Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative  Event followed by…..First Lodge  Jewish Heritage Tour – Thessaloniki/Athens,  Greece

16th February: Live-streamed Walking Tour of Willesden Cemetery (US)

24th February: First Lodge Jewish World Heritage Tour of  Latvia and Lithuania

10th March: German Jews as early patrons of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. A lecture presentation by Dr. Vera Grodzinski.

22nd March: Lord John Mann – Talk on Anti-semitism and Politics

6th April: First Lodge presents the Inaugural Lecture in the series of The Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l Memorial Lectures.- Presented by Rabbi Dr. Raphael Zarum, Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies, on one of the subjects of Jonathan Sacks’ many books..

21st April: First Lodge Jewish World Heritage Tour of India

12th May: Jewish Men and Women in the British Armed Forces. Presented by Rabbi Major Reuben Livingstone Senior Chaplain

26th May: First Lodge Jewish World Heritage Tour of Budapest, Hungary

9th June: Countess Maritza – Operetta by Jewish Composer Emmerich Kálmán (Subject to our return to Fellowship House)

17th June: Sounds Familiar – On Music – Modern from Classic A Presentation by Brian Nathan.

7th July: Antiques and Unusual Victorian Gadgets –  Presentation tbc

21st July: First Lodge Jewish World Heritage Tour of Venice

 5th August:  Talk – United Nations Human Rights – awaiting confirmation from speaker  or  The Speaker of the House of  Commons. tbc

12 – 16th August:  Hopefully with the end of the Pandemic –  A First Lodge  4-Day  Visit to Copenhagen, Denmark

7th/8th September:      Rosh Hashana

13th September:  First Lodge Jewish World Heritage Tour of  Rome

23rd September: The Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l  Memorial Lecture.- speaker  tbc

 7th October:  Opera – Verdi’s  Nebucco   ( subject to our return to Fellowship House.)

21st October: First Lodge  Jewish World Heritage Tour – New York.

4th November: A Presentation on the  Lost Tribes of Israel   tbc-

14th November:  Lunchtime Quiz : postponed to early 2022

18th November:  First Lodge Jewish World Heritage Tour of Portugal

2nd December: Chanucah –  Fourth  Candle event

16th December:         Speaker  tbc.

 30th December:  First Lodge Jewish Heritage Tour of Cuba


To find out more about this Lodge’s other activities and up-to-date programme contact the First Lodge of England