Making Their Mark
September Heritage Open Day
Tour of the Bradford Jewish Quarters
Sunday 29th September, 2013
Synagogue open from 11am until 3pm
Tour begins at 2pm until approx 3.30pm
Bradford Synagogue on Bowland Street
Join us for a guided tour of the Bradford Jewish Quarters on Sunday afternoon, September 29th, 2013 as part of the B’nai B’rith Europen Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage. The Synagogue will be open from 11am until 3pm.
The tour will begin at 2pm and last approximately one and a half hours.The Synagogue will be open until 3pm, then the tour takes to the streets of Manningham and beyond.
We visit the Historic Bowland Street Synagogue in Manningham, opened in 1881, the oldest surviving synagogue in Yorkshire, see the former Bradford Hebrew Congregation in Spring Gardens, see the homes of the German Jewish merchants and hear their stories, and pass places which unbeknown to the casual passer by have a strong Jewish connection, whether it be a former kosher butchers shop, the site of Bradford’s first major hospital and health centre or the building where many Victorian girls and women received their first foray into an education, through the little known 19th Century female social reformer Fanny Hertz.
Click to download the Bradford Jewish Heritage Trail mini-leaflet
Nigel Grizzard, tour guide for the afternoon is the expert on Jewish Bradford, he has been taking tours since the early 1980′s and on every tour participants always tell him something new about Jewish Bradford.
Benjamin Dunn, the editor of this website and co-author of the book The Bradford Jewish Heritage Trail will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about what he has uncovered during his year and a half long spell as a writer and researcher on Jewish Bradford.
We meet at 14.00 at the Bradford Synagogue, Bowland Street, off Manningham Lane, BD1 3BW. Parking is available on Bowland Street.
Telephone numbers on the day: 07798 855 494 or 07722 805 889
For more information about Jewish Bradford