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Autumn 2014: Dates for your diary

Dear Friends, Some dates and events for your diary: This Sunday (September 21st) as part of the Heritage Open Days Programme  the Bradford Synagogue (7 Bowland Street BD1 3BW)  is open from 14.00 – 15.00 and this is a unique chance to see Yorkshire’s oldest purpose built synagogue. At 15.00 there is a guided walk […]

Forthcoming Tours This Summer

Sunday July 27th: Bradford’s Historic Synagogues, the Merchants’ Houses and the Kindertransporte Hostel – Visit Yorkshire’s oldest synagogue, see the historic houses in the Manningham area and hear how Jewish Refugees made new homes in Bradford in 1939. Meet at 14.30 at the Bradford Synagogue, Bowland Street, Bradford, BD1 3BW.           […]

Sir Arthur Hurst 1879-1944

Picture Source: Sir Arthur Hurst was born at 3 Oak Mount, Manningham, where he lived until 1894 when his family moved to Manchester. The family name was Hertz until 1916 when it was changed to Hurst because of the war Germany and the ensuing anti-German feeling. The family was of German-Jewish origin and had […]

Bradford Jewish Fallen of World War One

  Exactly 100 years ago, on the 28th June 1914, an Austrian Arch Duke was assassinated by a young Serbian anarchist. Gavrillo Principe’s shooting of heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand sparked off a chain of events which would include the laying down of many lives, some of which were of young Jewish men […]

Two Jewish Heritage Walking Tours

Follow Bradford’s Jewish Heritage Trail – visiting Historic Synagogues, the Merchants’ Houses, the Kindertransporte Hostel and other sites of Jewish interest. Sunday May 25th at 14.30 Meet at the Bradford Synagogue, 7a Bowland Street, off Manningham Lane, Bradford BD1 3BW Politics, Textiles and Rugby League – The Jews of Huddersfield Sunday June 8th at 14.30 […]

March & April Events

Nigel Grizzard will be giving two ‘Jews in Bradford’ related talks in March and April. The next event is on March 9th. It will be a new trail, taking in the homes of the Merchant’s of Manningham, telling the stories of some of those textile traders who made their fortunes through selling wool and Worsted […]