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Synagogue Chairman Rudi Leavor Turns 90

Last Sunday saw the celebration of the Chairman and President of the Bradford Synagogue, Rudi Leavor’s 90th Birthday. The event was held at the Sweet Centre Indian Restaurant on Lumb Lane, which is just around the corner from the Bowland Street Synagogue. In attendance were many guests, including former Stroud Riley Drummond textile boss Richard […]

New Walking Tours For 2016

Jewish Yorkshire for 2016 including Two New Tours A Message From Nigel Grizzard… Dear Friends,  Attached information about our popular walking tours for this spring. The programme has been expanded to six tours. We have added new tours in Bradford City Centre, Harrogate and Ilkley as well as our popular tours in Manningham Bradford, Huddersfield […]

New Film on Bradford Jewish History

Working with the #MyBradford project we have a new ten minute film of Bradford’s Jewish Heritage guided by Nigel Grizzard. The short film was produced by Jenny Eells, and in it Nigel  takes us on a trail of Jewish history in Bradford. Follow him to find out the links between some of the city’s most […]

Victorian Jewish Bradford

What occupations and professions were there among the Bradford’s Jewish Community during the Victorian age? Writer and genealogist Benjamin Dunn examines the working life of the communities Jewish past. At the high end of the social scale there were the wealthy German merchants who arrived in the first wave of immigration from the 1830s until […]