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After the preliminary survey of Wales, which was reported in the last issue of the Newsletter, a similar survey of Scotland, covering synagogues and cemeteries in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness was undertaken by Dr Helen Fry and Evelyn Friedlander. Synagogues in Leeds, Liverpool and London's East End were also visited.
Update for 2000
Two of the oldest synagogues in England are located in the Southwest. The Plymouth synagogue was built in 1761 and the Exter synagogue followed two years later. Both buildings have been renovated and house congregations that provide websites with infromation about the communities and their historical buildings:
Exeter Hebrew Congregation web site includes a tour of the building and information for visitors.
Plymouth Synagogue site includes community history and information.
The Jewish Built Heritage in the UK & Ireland is the first comprehensive survey of Jewish monuments and sites ever undertaken in Britain. It has been made possible through a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The HLF was one of several funds set up by the British Government to distribute money which is raised by the National Lottery, created in 1994. The support which the Survey has already received from official sources demonstrates that the so-called 'cultural industries' in Britain have embraced the reality of a multi-cultural society. The Jewish cultural heritage has finally achieved recognition as an integral part of Britain's national heritage.
This site presents conservation issues and background of The Synagogue of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, Bevis Marks, Adlgate, London.
The "Old" Synagogue is in King Street and the Cemetery is in St. Dunstan's.
The Jewish Museum opens a window onto the history and religious life of the Jewish community in Britain and beyond.
This site is a collection of miscellanies...historical and genealogical information
about the Jewish Community of England. The purpose is to make a modest
amount of source material and databases available to researchers.
International Survey of Jewish Monuments
c/o Jewish Heritage Research Center
Box 210, 118 Julian Pl.
Syracuse, New York 13210-3419, USA
tel: (315) 474-2350
fax: (315) 474-2347