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.
Sunday, 7th November 2021 – An early diary note
First Lodge is proposing to hold a Quiz and Lunch in the Bushey area from Noon onwards. This event will replace our Annual Supper Quiz as an increasing number of members prefer an afternoon event, especially in the Winter months. Everything depends on following Government guidelines but we hope we will be able to go forward and get back to some normality. Full details will be available in due course.
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-
7th November: Quiz and Lunch in the Bushey area from Noon onwards. Full details will be available in due course.
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