Events

René Cassin events complement our work on key human rights issues and provide a forum for our supporters to get involved.

Check out our forthcoming events in our Events Calendar

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Forthcoming events

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Human Rights Shabbat 5781 (2020)

‘How can Jewish experience and principles inform the prevention of genocide today?’  Over the past few months, the Jewish community and the world have been moved and troubled by issues […]

“Chilling Echoes” – the plight of the Uyghurs

Livestream event – Thursday 23 July, 8pm

Solidarity Iftar with the Muslim Uyghur community on 4 May 2020

Watch a recording of the solidarity Iftar held on 4 May 2020

‘Safeguarding UK’s human rights law – partnership or challenge?’

René Cassin virtual roundtable, 20 May 2020 with Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO, Equality and Human Rights Commission chaired by Daniel Silverstone (Chair of René Cassin Board of Trustees) An invitation-only roundtable […]

Free workshops – What has the Human Rights Act got to do with us?

Discover how our human rights safety net can help ordinary people in their everyday lives – in our interactive workshop series

Righteous Women – René Cassin’s Women’s Seder

What is your Seder night like? Does your father or grandfather sit at the head of the table and lead the telling of the exodus? Do you remember our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Do you discuss what the four sons have to say?

What about the righteous women?

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: IWD2020 Women’s Seder

Join us for an evening of discussion, sisterhood and solidarity

Don’t Forget the Photos!

Photographic exhibition of Nazi persecution of German Sinti and Roma families. Muswell Hill Synogogue, N10 1ND. From Sunday 19 to Sunday 26 January 2020

The UK and the Rule of Law: a crisis of national identity?

René Cassin roundtable discussion, held under the Chatham House Rule. Thursday 31 October 2019 at Matrix Chambers, London. Keynote speaker Professor Philippe Sands QC.

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard’s Tale

Monday 16 December 2019, 7.30pm – at JW3, London NW3 6ET

Modern Slavery and Homelessness Workshops

Sign up for our free evening workshops on 6th and 13th November 2019

National Hate Crime Awareness Week: Cut It Out

Launch of our anti-hate crime campaign, Wed 16 Oct 5pm, Houses of Parliament

Universal Human Rights – founded on Jewish experience, inspired by Jewish values

Event with Prof Francesca Klug – Tues 10 Sep, 7pm – book your free tickets

Kindertransport to the Hostile Environment: Britain’s Immigration System Then and Now

Report of our Parliamentary event for Refugee Week 2019

Parliamentary Event: Kindertransport to the Hostile Environment

Free event for Refugee Week 2019 – Monday 17 June, 3-5pm, House of Commons

Never Again? A Jewish response to the Uyghur crisis

This René Cassin event examines religious persecution in China – Thursday 9 May, 7-8.30pm

Is the Rule of Law under threat?

René Cassin hosts roundtable discussion with leading experts, led by Lord Daniel Finkelstein

Jewish Human Rights Heroes

Podcast of event now available

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 [Cancelled]

René Cassin event – Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm – London NW3 – Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule for Spring 2019.

Sunrise, not Sunset: a short film celebrating the Human Rights Act

How the Human Rights Act helps ordinary people in everyday situations

‘Why We Must All Fight Slavery’ – Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

‘It is likely that every one of us has unwittingly encountered and perhaps even benefited from modern-day slavery.’ – Chief Rabbi Mirvis On the 10th December 1948, 69 years ago, […]

Human Rights Shabbat 5778 Resources

On International Human Rights Day – René Cassin shines a light on modern slavery

Keir Starmer ‘put through his paces’ at René Cassin event

Click here to view full video recording of Keir’s conversation with Jo Coburn

Sign up for Human Rights Shabbat 5778!

All the basics you need to know about modern day slavery

Where now for Human Rights?

Times columnist David Aaronovitch leads expert discussion of challenges and opportunities ahead

René Cassin @Limmud #RefugeeDay

Find out about René Cassin’s refugee-themed day at Limmud Conference 2016

Our Biggest Human Rights Shabbat to Date!

All the basics you need to know about modern day slavery

Human Rights Shabbat 5777 Resource Pack

All the basics you need to know about modern day slavery

How will your community mark Human Rights Shabbat on 10th December?

René Cassin have run the ‘Human Rights Shabbat’ programme for the past eight years. Human Rights Shabbat falls on the nearest Shabbat to World Human Rights Day. This year that […]

Asylum Workshops – November 8th & 15th

Want to help people through the asylum system? Find out how at these free workshops

René Cassin at Limmud Conference 2015

This year’s Limmud Conference will see René Cassin involved in a series of enlightening human rights talks. The talks will be linked to some of our campaign areas and will attempt to […]

From the Holocaust to the Human Rights Act – an evening with Dominic Grieve QC MP

On Thursday 21 January 2016 at 7pm

At JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

Hear why Conservative former Attorney-General, Dominic Grieve, opposes repeal of the Human Rights Act – and how it deeply relates to and affects the Jewish community

Asylum Detention Past and Present – René Cassin hosts event at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue

Last Sunday, as part of Mitzvah Day, René Cassin hosted an event at the Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue in order to raise awareness of indefinite detention. We heard compelling […]

‘Immigration Detention – then and now.’ Mitzvah Day at NPLS

Harmondsworth fence

Sunday 22 November, 1pm Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, 18-24 Oaklands Gate, Northwood, HA6 3AA The UK is the only country in the whole of Europe that does not have […]

Human Rights Tour – Day of Action

Sunday 4 October, 11am-3pm at JHub, Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD

Join us for a Young People’s Day: awareness raising and community debate for young people, marking 15 years of the Human Rights Act and what it means for us all.

The Refugee Crisis – the Jewish community’s response

Wednesday 7 October, 7pm at JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

As Europe faces its biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War, find out how the Jewish community has come together to offer tangible ways to make a difference.

‘Time for a Time Limit’ – Interfaith Tent

Harmondsworth fence

On Sunday July 5 (Ramadan and 17th of Tammuz) at Harmondsworth Moor (UB7 0PD)

‘ … since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt’

We call on people of all faiths and none to gather near Harmondsworth Detention Centre – in solidarity with the strangers at our gates.

Free event – all welcome

Modern Slavery – breaking the chains

A René Cassin free public event on Wednesday 22 April at Berwin Leighton Paisner, London EC4R 9HA.

Slavery is not history. In the UK today there are as many as 13,000 victims. Two leading experts examine this modern scourge and what can be done to combat it.

Valley of Sighs – film screening

Saturday 31 January 2015, 7pm – Conway Hall, London WC1R 4RL

In Holocaust Memorial Week, this powerful documentary remembers a forgotten genocide from the Second World War.

Screening is followed with Q&A session with the film’s writer, director and producer.