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Jewish History in the UK

Jewish East End Celebration Society

Works to raise awareness of the history and culture of London's Jewish East End, preserve what remains and record what has now gone; with details of current projects, publications, and contacts.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Promotes and encourages the study of Jewish genealogy. Features FAQ, information about membership and access, for members, to databases.

Jewish Heritage UK

Cares for the Jewish community's historic architecture, synagogues and cemeteries. Offering news, grant information and details of locations at risk.

Jewish Historical Society of England

Describes this society's events, meetings, research and publications.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Located in the former Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue and celebrating the life, culture, and achievements of the Jewish community of the area; includes details of their collections, exhibitions, education service, news, and contacts.

National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail

Offers information on the history of English Jews and publicises a number of heritage trails in English towns and cities, each with maps and full details of points of interest.

Oxford Jewish Heritage

Works to research and raise the profile of the history of Jews in Oxford from earliest records through to modern day community activities. Includes resources, a library of articles about people and events, news, lecture schedule, and a tour guide for visitors.

The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/nonJewish Relations

A centre in the University of Southampton for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across the ages; with a guide to their research, publications, teaching and outreach work, and contacts.

Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Provides documentation and illustratration of the religious, organisational, social, economic, political, cultural and family life of Jews in Scotland since the eighteenth century.

Synagogue Scribes

Maintains a database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, to assist people researching their Jewish family history.

York Pogrom, 1190

A BBC History article examines the York pogrom of 1190 and its repercussions for Jews living in England at that time.

York's Blackest Hour

An account of the Shabbos HaGadol massacre of the Jews of York in 1190, the most notorious example of anti-Semitism in medieval England, with a section on threats posed by modern development to the site.

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